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Obredon oral solution

Generic Name: hydrocodone and guaifenesin (hye-droe-KOE-done & gwye-FEN-e-sin)
Brand Name: Obredon

Obredon oral solution is used for:

Relieving cough. It is also used to loosen mucus so it can be taken from the body by coughing. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Obredon oral solution is a cough suppressant and expectorant combination. The cough suppressant works in the brain to help decrease the cough reflex to reduce a dry cough. The expectorant works by loosening mucus and lung secretions in the chest and making coughs more productive.

Do NOT use Obredon oral solution if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Obredon oral solution
  • you have a cough with a lot of mucus
  • you have a long-term cough caused by smoking or lung problems (eg, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema)
  • you have recently had any head injury, brain injury or tumor, or increased pressure in the brain
  • you are taking or have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (eg, phenelzine) within the last 14 days

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Obredon oral solution:

Some medical conditions may interact with Obredon oral solution. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have stomach pain or other stomach or bowel problems (eg, bowel blockage), diabetes, an enlarged prostate gland or other prostate problems, kidney or liver problems, a blockage of your bladder, adrenal gland problems (eg, Addison disease), or thyroid problems
  • if you have a history of asthma, chronic cough, or other lung or breathing problems (eg, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease [COPD])

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Obredon oral solution. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Anticholinergic medicines (eg, scopolamine) because the risk of a severe bowel problem may be increased
  • MAOIs (eg, phenelzine) or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because they may increase the risk of Obredon oral solution's side effects or the risk of their side effects may be increased
  • Antihistamines (eg, diphenhydramine), certain medicines for mental or mood problems (eg, alprazolam, olanzapine), or other opioid medicines (eg, codeine) because they may increase the risk of Obredon oral solution's side effects

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Obredon oral solution may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Obredon oral solution:

Use Obredon oral solution as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Take Obredon oral solution by mouth with or without food. If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.
  • Drink plenty of water while taking Obredon oral solution.
  • Use a measuring device marked for medicine dosing. Ask your pharmacist for help if you are unsure of how to measure your dose.
  • If you miss a dose of Obredon oral solution and you are taking it on a regular basis, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. Many times Obredon oral solution is taken on an as needed basis. Do not take more often than told by your doctor.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Obredon oral solution.

Important safety information:

  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Obredon oral solution before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Obredon oral solution may cause drowsiness. This effect may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Obredon oral solution with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Do not drink alcohol or use medicines that may cause drowsiness (eg, sleep aids, muscle relaxers) while you are using Obredon oral solution; it may add to their effects. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about which medicines may cause drowsiness.
  • Obredon oral solution may be habit-forming with long-term use.
  • Do not take more than what your doctor told you to take. Taking more than you are told may increase the risk of severe side effects.
  • Do not take Obredon oral solution for longer than you were told by your doctor.
  • Overdose of hydrocodone in adults has led to deadly breathing problems. Discuss any questions or concerns with your doctor.
  • Obredon oral solution may interfere with certain lab test results. Make sure that your doctor and lab personnel know that you are taking Obredon oral solution.
  • Use Obredon oral solution with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • The use of hydrocodone in CHILDREN younger than 6 years of age has led to deadly breathing problems. Discuss any questions or concerns with the doctor.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Obredon oral solution while you are pregnant. Long-term use of Obredon oral solution while you are pregnant may cause dependence in the unborn baby or newborn. Talk with your doctor. Obredon oral solution is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Obredon oral solution.

Possible side effects of Obredon oral solution:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Constipation; diarrhea; dizziness; drowsiness; headache; hot flashes; nausea; sweating a lot; tiredness; vomiting; weakness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; confusion; difficulty urinating; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; hallucinations; mood changes; seizures; severe or persistent dizziness, drowsiness, or headache; severe or persistent constipation, nausea, vomiting, or stomach pain; tremor; trouble breathing, slow breathing, or shallow breathing; unusual tiredness or weakness; vision changes.

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.

Proper storage of Obredon oral solution:

Store Obredon oral solution at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C), in a tightly closed container. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Obredon oral solution out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Obredon oral solution, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Obredon oral solution is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
  • Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.

This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Obredon oral solution or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Obredon oral solution. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Obredon oral solution. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Obredon oral solution.

Review Date: November 3, 2016

Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.

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