Home | Links | Contact Us | Top 50 | News | Bookmark
Find a drug:
A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z   #  


Health Discussion Forum

 I've been crying and now my eyes are all red and swollen-how can I take the swelling down?
I'm worried that when I wake up tomorrow morning my eyes will look even worse. I've been splashing loads of cold water in them but it hasn't made much difference to the puffiness. How ...


 hiccups? any cures?
do u have any good cures for the hiccups tha acctually WORK...


 Why do some people still think that only gays get HIV/AIDS...?
when it's obvious that this is a world wide problem with no visable end in sight?
Additional Details
To those on here who are giving answers along the lines of "cos it's ...


 Why doesn't drinking water stop my dehydration?
I seem to be suffering symptoms of dehydration: headaches, low blood pressure, orthostatic hypotension (i almost faint when i stand up), but whenever I drink anything, it just seems to go straight ...


 is it normal 4 a 12 yr. old to feel depress ever if no one died?
im 12 and i gonna be 13 but i feel really lonely i want to die ...


 I've had a small hard painless lump in my head for 3 years. The size has not changed. should i be concerned?
...


 What's another word for bowel movement?
...


 what does it mean when i'm bleeding out of my rectum?
...


 where do you get 'willpower' from?
i'm finding it difficult to give up smoking, (after 30years) but DR says i got to, most days i'm ok, just relaspe every now and ...


 Should I donate my kidney before or after a pregnancy?
My sister is suffering from kdney faliure and is currently on dialysis. Her blood pressure continues to go through the roof and the bottom line is that she needs a kidney. She is on a list but I am ...



Drug Guide    #   2/G-DM

  Prescription drug information   Post your opinion about this drug  

   2/G-DM

2/G-DM
Oral


This combination medication is used to relieve coughs caused by the common cold, bronchitis, and other breathing illnesses. Guaifenesin belongs to a class of drugs known as expectorants. It works by thinning and loosening mucus in the airways, clearing congestion, and making breathing easier. Dextromethorphan belongs to a class of drugs known as cough suppressants. It acts on a part of the brain (cough center) to reduce the urge to cough.Do not use this medication in children younger than 2 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all of the doctor's dosage directions. Do not give other cough and cold medication that might contain the same or similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (e.g., saline nose drops/spray, using a humidifier or infant nasal suction bulb).

 
no rating
No Rating Yet
No Reviews | Post your opinion
 2/G-DM images:

OverviewPhotosHow To UseSide EffectsPrecautionsMissed DoseDrug Interactions
2/G-DM

Uses
This combination medication is used to relieve coughs caused by the common cold, bronchitis, and other breathing illnesses. Guaifenesin belongs to a class of drugs known as expectorants. It works by thinning and loosening mucus in the airways, clearing congestion, and making breathing easier. Dextromethorphan belongs to a class of drugs known as cough suppressants. It acts on a part of the brain (cough center) to reduce the urge to cough.Do not use this medication in children younger than 2 years unless specifically directed by the doctor. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all of the doctor's dosage directions. Do not give other cough and cold medication that might contain the same or similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (e.g., saline nose drops/spray, using a humidifier or infant nasal suction bulb).
Notes
  • Do not share this medication with others.

Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59-86 degrees F (15-30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Keep all medicines away from children and pets.

Overdose
  • Symptoms of overdose may include: nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, blurred vision, slowed breathing, seizures.

How To Use
  • Take this medication by mouth with or without food, usually every 4 hours or as directed by your doctor.
  • Do not take more than 6 doses in a 24-hour period.Drink plenty of fluids while taking this medication.
  • Fluids will help to break up mucus and clear congestion.Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to therapy.Use this medication regularly in order to get the most benefit from it.
  • To help you remember, take it at the same times each day.Improper use of this medication (abuse) may result in serious harm (e.g., brain damage, seizure, death).
  • Do not increase your dose, take it more frequently, or use it for a longer time than directed.If your condition persists or worsens after 7 days, or if you think you may have a serious medical condition, seek immediate medical attention.

Side Effects
  • Dizziness, drowsiness, upset stomach, and nausea may occur.
  • If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.If your doctor has prescribed this medication, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects.
  • Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs.
  • Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching, swelling, severe dizziness, trouble breathing.If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Before taking this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to guaifenesin or dextromethorphan; or if you have any other allergies.
  • Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: breathing problems (e.g., asthma, emphysema), liver problems, diabetes.This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery.
  • Limit alcoholic beverages.Liquid preparations of this product may contain sugar and/or alcohol.
  • Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence, or liver disease.
  • Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of this product.Caution is advised when using this drug in people who are unconscious or confined to a bed.This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.This medication passes into breast milk.
  • Though there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist) may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for it.
  • Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with them first.This drug should not be used with the following medications because very serious interactions may occur: MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, isocarboxazid, linezolid, moclobemide, phenelzine, procarbazine, selegiline, tranylcypromine), epinephrine for low blood pressure, metrizamide, sibutramine, cabergoline, pergolide, halofantrine, pimozide.If you are currently using any of these medications listed above, tell your doctor or pharmacist before starting this medication.Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have stopped taking MAO inhibitors within the last 2 weeks.Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use.

Add a Rating - Post your opinion about this drug

Post your opinion about 2/G-DM
Ratings Legend
5 Stars = Excellent      4 Stars = Good      3 Stars = Average      2 Stars = Fair      1 Star   = Poor
* Required Fieldpoorexcellent
*Satisfaction
Low adverse Reactions
Healing Power
No dependency problems
Cost-Benefit

*Why were you taking 2/G-DM ?

Briefly describe any side effects you experienced:


Additional Comments about 2/G-DM :


*Your gender:  male    female  
*Your age:   

Location :

*Length of time taking drug?
(use "comments" for other time length)

Email (optional):  


Posting rules
  • Please no foul language
  • English only
  • No commercial advertising
  • No SPAM. No pyramid schemes of any kind
  • Read before you post.
  • No ALL CAPS, they are considered impolite

If you don't follow the above rules, your post will be probably deleted.





CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgement of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of a particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

Large Text
Archive: All drugs - Links - Forum - Forum - Forum - Medical Topics
Drug3k does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. 0.004
Copyright (c) 2013 Drug3k Friday, April 8, 2016
Terms of use - Privacy Policy