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Recofen
Guaif/dextromethorphan-Oral


Guaifenesin is an expectorant which helps to loosen mucus. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. This combination medication is used to treat a cough associated with the common cold, allergies and other respiratory illnesses.

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Supressin Dm, Cough-Ex
 
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recofen
Supressin Dm, Cough-Ex

Uses
Guaifenesin is an expectorant which helps to loosen mucus. Dextromethorphan is a cough suppressant. This combination medication is used to treat a cough associated with the common cold, allergies and other respiratory illnesses.


Storage
  • Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
  • 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 nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, blurred vision, slowed breathing, and seizures.

How To Use
  • Take Recofen as prescribed.
  • Be sure to follow instructions closely.
  • Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed.
  • Capsules and long-acting tablets must be swallowed whole with a full glass of water.
  • Do not crush or chew them.
  • The long action will be destroyed and the chance of side effects will be increased.

Side Effects
  • Headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop any of these effects while taking Recofen: skin rash, trouble breathing.
  • Use caution driving or operating machinery if Recofen makes you feel dizzy.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: lung disease (e.g., asthma, emphysema), any allergies.
  • Recofen should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy.
  • Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
  • Since small amounts of Recofen are found 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 it if it is near the 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: MAO inhibitors (e.g., furazolidone, linezolid, phenelzine, selegiline, tranylcypromine).
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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