Guaifenesin and Codeine Phosphate
Medically reviewed on June 6, 2018
Dosage form: solution
Ingredients: Guaifenesin 100mg in 5mL, Codeine Phosphate 10mg in 5mL
Labeler: Proficient Rx LP
NDC Code: 63187-117
Disclaimer: Most OTC drugs are not reviewed and approved by FDA, however they may be marketed if they comply with applicable regulations and policies. FDA has not evaluated whether this product complies.
Oral Solution USP
Each 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) contains Guaifenesin, USP 100 mg and Codeine Phosphate, USP 10 mg.
Inactive Ingredients: Citric acid, edetate disodium, FD&C Blue No. 1, FD&C Red No. 40, FD&C Yellow No. 6, flavor, glycerin, menthol, propylene glycol, purified water, sodium benzoate, sodium citrate, sodium saccharin, and sorbitol.
Sodium Content: 5 mg/5 mL
Under federal law, Guaifenesin and Codeine Phosphate Oral Solution USP is available without a prescription. Certain state laws may differ.
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This product combines the expectorant, guaifenesin, with the cough suppressant, codeine. Guaifenesin enhances the output of lower respiratory tract fluid. The enhanced flow of less viscid secretions promotes and facilitates the removal of mucus. Codeine is a centrally acting agent which elevates the threshold for cough.
As a result, dry, unproductive coughs become more productive and less frequent.
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Temporarily controls cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation as may occur with the common cold or inhaled irritants. Helps loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to make coughs more productive.
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.
A persistent cough may be a sign of a serious condition. If cough persists for more than 1 week, tends to recur, or is accompanied by fever, rash or persistent headache, consult a physician. Do not take this product for persistent or chronic cough such as occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, or if cough is accompanied by excessive phlegm (mucus) unless directed by a physician. Adults and children who have a chronic pulmonary disease or shortness of breath, or children who are taking other drugs, should not take this product unless directed by a physician. May cause or aggravate constipation. As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product.
KEEP THIS AND ALL DRUGS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN. In case of accidental overdose, seek professional assistance or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.
Professional Note: Guaifenesin has been shown to produce a color interference with certain clinical laboratory determinations of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA) and vanillylmandelic acid (VMA).
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Caution should be used when taking this product with sedatives, tranquilizers and drugs used for depression, especially monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs). These combinations may cause greater sedation (drowsiness) than is caused by the products used alone. (See WARNINGS)
Take orally as stated below or use as directed by a physician. Adults and children 12 years of age and over: 10 mL (2 teaspoonfuls) every 4 hours, not to exceed 12 teaspoonfuls in a 24-hour period; Children 6 to under 12 years: 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) every 4 hours, not to exceed 6 teaspoonfuls in a 24-hour period; Children under 6 years: consult a physician. A special measuring device should be used to give an accurate dose of this product to children under 6 years of age. Giving a higher dose than recommended by a physician could result in serious side effects for a child. Use of codeine-containing preparations is not recommended for children under 2 years of age. Do not exceed recommended dosage.
Keep tightly closed. Store at controlled room temperature, 20°-25°C (68°-77°F). [See USP] Protect from light.
Guaifenesin and Codeine Phosphate Oral Solution USP (red color-cherry flavor) is supplied in the following oral dosage forms: NDC 63187-117-12 (4 fl oz bottle).
Greenville, SC 29605
Proficient Rx LP
Westlake Village, CA 91362
|GUAIFENESIN AND CODEINE PHOSPHATE
guaifenesin and codeine phosphate solution
|Labeler - Proficient Rx LP (079196022)|
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