Bidex-A Side Effects

Generic Name: dextromethorphan / guaifenesin

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of dextromethorphan / guaifenesin. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Bidex-A.

Not all side effects for Bidex-A may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

For the Consumer

Applies to dextromethorphan / guaifenesin: capsules, elixir, extended-release liquid, extended-release tablets, granule packets, liquid, solution, suspension, sustained-release tablets, syrup, tablets

Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Dizziness; drowsiness; stomach upset.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur while taking dextromethorphan / guaifenesin:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue).

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to dextromethorphan / guaifenesin: oral capsule, oral capsule extended release, oral elixir, oral granule, oral liquid, oral suspension extended release, oral tablet, oral tablet extended release

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects of dextromethorphan have included drowsiness and dizziness. Adverse effects, which have occurred at higher doses, include excitation, mental confusion, and opioid like respiratory depression. In some cases of abuse, patients have experienced euphoria, hyperactivity, mania, and auditory and visual hallucinations.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting and constipation.

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included pruritus and rash.

Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity side effects of dextromethorphan have included fixed-drug eruptions.

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