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Aldex
Guaifenesin/phenylephrine-Oral


Guaifenesin is an expectorant used to help clear mucous and congestion. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which helps relieve nasal congestion. This combination medication is used to treat symptoms associated with a cold, allergies or respiratory tract illness.

 
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Uses
Guaifenesin is an expectorant used to help clear mucous and congestion. Phenylephrine is a decongestant which helps relieve nasal congestion. This combination medication is used to treat symptoms associated with a cold, allergies or respiratory tract illness.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include headache, dizziness, blurred vision, unusually fast or slow heartbeat, numbness of the fingers, vomiting, drowsiness, fatigue, or seizures.

How To Use
  • Take Aldex by mouth.
  • Tablets should be swallowed whole.
  • Do not crush or chew them.
  • If stomach upset occurs, this may be taken with food or milk.
  • Take Aldex as directed.
  • Do not increase the dose or take it more often or longer than prescribed.
  • It is recommended to drink plenty of fluids (6-8 glasses a day) to help relieve congestion.

Side Effects
  • Nausea, stomach upset, loss of appetite, nervousness, dizziness, or headache may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop: chest pain, a rapid heart rate, anxiety, fear, difficult or painful urination, difficulty sleeping.
  • Because Aldex may cause dizziness, use caution performing tasks requiring alertness and avoid consuming alcohol which can aggravate this effect.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have: pre-existing heart disease, kidney disease, liver disease, lung disease, emphysema, high blood pressure, overactive thyroid, diabetes mellitus, glaucoma, difficulty urinating, an enlarged prostate, history of seizures.
  • Aldex should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risk and benefits with your doctor.
  • It is not known if Aldex appears in breast milk; consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it 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-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: sleeping pills, sedatives, tranquilizers, muscle relaxants, medication for depression, medication for high blood pressure.
  • Tell your doctor if you have, in the last two weeks, taken any MAO inhibitors: furazolidone, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine, linezolid.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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