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  • Cheratussin AC
    (Codeine Phosphate, Guaifenesin) - Qualitest

    THERAPEUTIC CLASS

    Antitussive/expectorant

    DEA CLASS

    CV

    INDICATIONS

    Temporarily relieves cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation, as may occur with a cold. Helps loosens phlegm and thin bronchial secretions to make coughs more productive.

    ADULT DOSAGE

    Adults: 10mL (2 tsp) q4h. Max: 6 doses/24 hrs.

    PEDIATRIC DOSAGE

    Pediatrics: ≥12 yrs: 10mL (2 tsp) q4h. 6-<12 yrs: 5mL (1 tsp) q4h. Max: 6 doses/24 hrs.

    HOW SUPPLIED

    Syrup: (Codeine Phosphate-Guaifenesin) 10mg-100mg/5mL [118mL, 236mL, 473mL]

    WARNINGS/PRECAUTIONS

    Avoid in children <2 yrs of age, with chronic pulmonary disease, or SOB. Caution with cough that occurs with excessive phlegm and cough that lasts or is chronic (eg, occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema). May cause or aggravate constipation. D/C if cough lasts for >7 days, reoccurs, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache; these could be signs of a serious condition.

    ADVERSE REACTIONS

    Constipation or aggravation of constipation.

    PREGNANCY

    Safety not known in pregnancy/nursing

    MECHANISM OF ACTION

    Cough suppressant/expectorant; suspected to calm the cough control center and relief coughing.

    ASSESSMENT

    Assess for chronic pulmonary disease or SOB, cough with excessive phlegm, cough that lasts or is chronic (eg, occurs with smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, or emphysema), and pregnancy/nursing status. Assess if child is taking other drugs.

    MONITORING

    Monitor for occurrence or aggravation of constipation.

    PATIENT COUNSELING

    Instruct to use accurate measuring device when giving medication to children <6 yrs of age. Inform that medication can cause serious side effects when given in higher dose than recommended. Advise to d/c medication and notify physician if cough lasts for >7 days, comes back, or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache.

    ADMINISTRATION/STORAGE

    Administration: Oral route. Storage: 15-30°C (59-86°F).