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Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin

Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin Information

Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin Benefits & Uses

Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin is used to treat the following -

Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin

Dextromethorphan
Guaifenesin

Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin is used -

  1. Nausea or vomiting
  2. Nervousness
  3. Drowsiness
  4. Dizziness Mild
  5. Lightheadedness
  6. Restlessness
  7. Stomach ache Mild
  8. Confusion
  9. Headache Mild
  10. Hallucinations
  11. Rash
  12. Difficulty breathing
  13. Joint pain
  14. Facial swelling
  15. Tachycardia
  16. Itching or burning
  17. Hypersensitivity
  18. Diarrhoea

Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin Related Warnings

Is the use of Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin safe for pregnant women?

Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin may have some side effects during pregnancy. If there is any side effect of Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin during pregnancy, discontinue it immediately. Take medical advice before using it again.

Is the use of Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin safe during breastfeeding?

Women who are breastfeeding can experience some moderate side effects of Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin. Immediately discontinue Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin if you observe any side effects. Contact your doctor, and restart using it only if your doctor says it is safe for you.

What is the effect of Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin on the Kidneys?

Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin is not harmful for kidney.

What is the effect of Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin on the Liver?

Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin is completely safe for liver.

What is the effect of Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin on the Heart?

You can take Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin without any fear of damage to heart.

Severe Interaction of Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin with Other Drugs

Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Depression
  2. Parkinson's Disease
  3. Asthma
  4. Heart Disease
  5. Kidney Cancer
  6. Liver Disease
  7. Asthma
  8. Smoking Addiction

Frequently asked Questions about Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin

Is this Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin is addictive.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

No, you should do not do anything that requires the brain to be active and alert after taking Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin.

Is it safe?

" Yes, Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin it is safe but take it after seeking your doctor's advice."

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

No, the use of Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin in mental disorders is not effective.

Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin

Taking Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin with food does not harm your health.

Interaction between Alcohol and Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin

Due to lack of research, nothing can be said about side effects of consuming alcohol while taking Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin.

Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin से जुड़े सवाल और जवाब

सवाल about 1 year पहले

What is Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin?

Dr. Kumawat Vijay Kumar MBBS, General Physician

Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin is the brand name for dextromethorphan. It belongs to the category of medication known as antitussives. It is available in the form of a tablet, lozenge, and syrup. Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin is used for the treatment of a cough caused by throat and bronchial irritation like the common cold and inhaled irritants. It is highly effective against a chronic and non-productive cough. 

सवाल 7 months पहले

Can Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin be given to a patient with asthma?

Dr. Bharat MBBS, General Physician

No, Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin is not suitable for a patient with asthma. Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin is suitable for treating cough originating from cold and flu. It is not suitable for treating cough due to smoking or asthma. Asthma is generally treated with two type of medication which are long-term control and quick-relief medicine. For long-term control, medicine helps reduce airway inflammation and prevent asthma symptoms where quick-relief medicine helps sudden relief from asthmatic symptoms.

सवाल about 1 year पहले

How does Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin work?

Dr. Vinod Verma MBBS, Diabetology

Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin is related to codeine and is a non-opioid derivative of morphine. From gastrointestinal tract it passes into the bloodstream, crosses the blood-brain barrier and suppresses the cough center, bringing relief to the patient.

सवाल 10 months पहले

Can Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin cause anxiety?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS, General Physician

Yes, Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin may cause anxiety. Anxiety is a group of mental disorder characterized by excessive fear and feels nervousness. Sudden discontinuation of this drug after long-term usage in high doses may cause anxiety. However, if you experience anxiety after taking this drug then discuss it with your doctor immediately without further delay.

सवाल 9 months पहले

Does Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin cause drowsiness?

Dr. Yogesh Kumar MBBS, General Physician

Yes, Dextromethorphan + Guaifenesin may cause drowsiness as it is one of the side-effects. It is, therefore, recommended that one doesn't operate machinery or drive under the influence of the drug. 

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References

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