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potassium guaico/codeine/promethazine-oral

GENERIC NAME: POTASSIUM GUAICO/CODEINE/PROMETHAZINE - ORAL (poh-TASS-ee-um GWEYE-uh-koll/KO-deen/pro-METH-uh-zeen)

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USES: This combination medication contains an expectorant, cough suppressant and antihistamine-like agent to control a cough associated with a cold or minor respiratory infection.

HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth as prescribed usually every 4 to 6 hours but no more than 4 times in a one day period. This medication is best taken with a full glass of water after a meal or snack. Take this medication as prescribed. Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed. Long-term or excessive use may lead to dependency.

SIDE EFFECTS: Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, loss of appetite, nausea, constipation or anxiety may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. To avoid dizziness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. Also limit your intake of alcoholic beverages which will aggravate these effects. Notify your doctor if you develop: slowed pulse, mental confusion, mood changes, skin rash, breathing trouble. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.




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