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  • Generic Name: (guaifenesin/hydrocodone bitartrate)
    Other Brands: N/A
  • Last Revised: 01/2015
    • What is this medication and its most common uses?

      Obredon is a medicine used to relieve cough and loosen mucus associated with the common cold. Obredon contains two medicines: hydrocodone and guaifenesin.

      Obredon is a federally controlled substance because it has abuse potential.

    • What should I know when beginning and continuing on this medication?

      How does this medication work?

      Hydrocodone is thought to improve cough while guaifenesin helps to remove mucus, thereby improving your condition.

      What are the beneficial effects of this medication and when should I begin to have results?

      What: Obredon may help relieve symptoms associated with the common cold.

      When: Everyone responds differently to treatment, so try to be patient and follow your healthcare provider's instructions. It is important that you take Obredon exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider.

      How do I know it is working?

      You may feel an improvement in your symptoms once you begin taking Obredon. Your healthcare provider may also ask you questions to assess how well your symptoms are controlled with treatment.

    • What are the possible side effects of this medication?

      The following is not a full list of side effects. Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your healthcare provider as soon as possible. Only your healthcare provider can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this medication.

      More common side effects may include: dizziness, headache, drowsiness, nausea, decreased blood pressure.

      Less common side effects may include:

      Obredon may also cause breathing problems or drug dependence.

    • Who should not take this medication?

      Do not take Obredon if you are allergic to it or any of its ingredients.

      Do not take Obredon if you are taking monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), a class of medications used to treat depression and other conditions (such as phenelzine or selegiline), or if you took MAOIs within the last 14 days.

    • What should I tell my healthcare provider before I take the first dose of this medication?

      Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Obredon. Also, talk to your healthcare provider about your complete medical history, especially if you have kidney, liver, prostate, or thyroid problems; sudden abdominal (stomach area) conditions; head injuries; diabetes; Addison's disease (adrenal gland failure); asthma; or if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What is the usual dosage?

      The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your healthcare provider uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your healthcare provider may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your healthcare provider's approval.

      Adults: The usual dose is 10 milliliters (mL) every 4 to 6 hours. Do not take more than 6 doses (60 mL) in 24 hours.

    • How should I take this medication?

      Take Obredon exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Do not change your dose or stop taking Obredon without first talking to your healthcare provider.

      Use an accurate milliliter measuring device when measuring Obredon. Do not use a household teaspoon to measure the dose. Ask your pharmacist to recommend an appropriate measuring device for you.

    • What should I avoid while taking this medication?

      Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities while you are taking Obredon.

      Do not drink alcohol or take medicines that make you sleepy while taking Obredon.

    • What are the possible food and drug interactions associated with this medication?

      If Obredon is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Obredon may interact with numerous medications. Therefore, it is very important that you tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking.

    • May I receive this medication if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

      Obredon may harm your newborn baby if you take it during pregnancy, and can be found in your breast milk if you take it while breastfeeding. Do not breastfeed while you are taking Obredon. Tell your healthcare provider immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

    • What should I do if I miss a dose of this medication?

      If you miss a dose of Obredon, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and return to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

    • How should I store this medication?

      Store at room temperature.

    • Who should I contact in case of emergency or overdose?
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      In the event of a medical emergency call your doctor or 9-1-1 immediately. In the event of overdose, call your doctor or poison control for further instructions.
      National Poison Control#: Call 1-800-222-1222

      This PDR+ drug information has been developed by the Physicians’ Desk Reference Network (PDRN), a source of medication information trusted by doctors for over 65 years.

      This monograph summarizes the most important information about your medication and does not cover all the information you may need. If you have any questions or concerns or want to learn more about your medication, ask your healthcare provider; he/she will be able to provide answers to your questions. This medication should only be used by the patient for whom it was prescribed and should not be shared with other people.
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