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Albatussin Ex
Guaifenesin-Oral


Albatussin Ex is used to relieve a dry cough and helps to loosen phlegm and mucous in the lungs so you can cough-up (expectorate) mucous.

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Uses
Albatussin Ex is used to relieve a dry cough and helps to loosen phlegm and mucous in the lungs so you can cough-up (expectorate) mucous.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.
  • Do not freeze liquid forms of Albatussin Ex.
  • Do not store syrup in the refrigerator.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include drowsiness, fatigue, weakness, dizziness, and unusually slow heartbeat.

How To Use
  • Take each dose of Albatussin Ex with a full glass of water.
  • Water will also help break-up the mucous and clear congestion.
  • Drink plenty of fluids while taking Albatussin Ex, unless your doctor instructs you otherwise.
  • Do not take Albatussin Ex for a chronic, persistent cough such as occurs with smoking or asthma unless directed by your doctor.
  • If the cough lasts for more than one week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by a fever, headache or rash, consult your doctor.

Side Effects
  • Albatussin Ex may cause stomach upset or rash.
  • If these effects persist or worsen, inform your doctor.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using Albatussin Ex: breathing problems such as emphysema/chronic bronchitis/asthma, smoking, any allergies.
  • Albatussin Ex should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known if Albatussin Ex is excreted into breast milk.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of all the medicines you may use, (both prescription and nonprescription), especially: other cough-and-cold medicines.
  • Guaifenesin may affect the results of certain lab tests.
  • Be sure your caregivers are aware you use Albatussin Ex before lab tests are performed.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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