Drug Index

Guaifenesin

 
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Synonym :

Guaiphenesin

Mechanism :

It is an expectorant used in cough syrups to reduce the viscosity of tenacious sputum.


Indication :

• Expectorant for coughing out phlegm, for thinning bronchial secretions.


Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity to drug or component.


Dosing :

In children, 6 months-2 years: 25-50 mg every 4 hours; Max: 300 mg/day.

2-6 years: 50-100 mg orally every 4 hours. Max: 600 mg/day.

6-12 years: 100-200 mg every 4 hours. Max: 1.2 g/day.

>12 years: 100-400 mg orally every 4 hours; Max: 2.4 g/day.


Adverse Effect :

Rash, vomiting, nausea, nephrolithiasis.


Interaction :

None.


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