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What happens if a patients takes guaifenesin instead of guanfacine?


kaismama 22 Sep 2012

He obviously isn't getting the results he is supposed to and since guanfacine can be used for high bp, if this is why they needed it, this can be a real problem. Was it dispensed wrong or someone didn't read the label?

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Inactive 22 Sep 2012

I do not understand your question, but both medications are used for different treatments and also belong to different drug classes.

1.-Guaifenesin is used in the treatment of cough; fibromyalgia; bronchitis; bronchiectasis and belongs to the drug class expectorants. Risk cannot be ruled out during pregnancy.

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2.-Guanfacine is used in the treatment of adhd; high blood pressure and belongs to the drug class antiadrenergic agents, centrally acting. There is no proven risk in humans during pregnancy.

Take care,


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JasRell 22 Sep 2012

I'd like to what are the risks or side effects if a patient mistakenly take guaifenesin instead of the intended guanfacine and vice versa because of confused drug names.

Inactive 22 Sep 2012

Well on the links I provided you with is all the relevant information you needed to clarify your question, if you would have clicked on them you would not be "confused" anymore, also if you would have been more specific with regards to to what you needed to clarify, I would have understood more clearly, but you were not clear at all. Once again if you would have clicked on the links I provided you with ,which you obviously did not, you would be confused.

Inactive 22 Sep 2012

At the end of my comment I meant "NOT" confused. free discount card

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