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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.
Adults: 10mL (2 tsp) q4h. Max: 6 doses/24 hrs.
Pediatrics: ≥12 yrs: 10mL (2 tsp) q4h. 6-<12 yrs: 5mL (1 tsp) q4h. Max: 6 doses/24 hrs.
Syrup: (Codeine Phosphate-Guaifenesin) 10mg-100mg/5mL [118mL, 236mL, 473mL]
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.
Constipation or aggravation of constipation.
Safety not known in pregnancy/nursing
Cough suppressant/expectorant; suspected to calm the cough control center and relief coughing.
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.
Monitor for occurrence or aggravation of constipation.
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.