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Xpect

Generic name: guaifenesin [gwye-FEN-e-sin]
Names of brands: Allfen, Bidex-400, Diabetic Tussin Chest Congestion Fenesin IR Geri-Tussin Expectorant display the 25 brands
Drug class: expectorants

What is Xpect?

Xpect can be used to ease chest congestion that is caused by the typical flu as well as persistent bronchitis.Expect can help ease congestion in your throat and chest, which makes it easier for you to cough through your mouth.

There are a variety of kinds and brands of guaifenesin available. There aren't all the brands mentioned in this leaflet.The Xpect drug can also be used for reasons not mentioned in this guideline.

Side effects of Expect

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you notice symptoms that are warning signs of an allergic response, such as hives, difficulty breathing, and swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

Common negative effects of Xpect could include:

  • Nausea;

This is not a comprehensive list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on adverse effects. It is possible to report any symptoms to the FDA by calling 1-800-FDA-1088.

Warnings

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to taking Xpect if there are medical issues, if you take other medications, or if you are nursing or pregnant.

Similar or related drugs

Amoxicillin, albuterol, doxycycline, ciprofloxacin, azithromycin, augmentin, and benzonatate

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to use the Xpect product if you have an allergy to it.

Consult a pharmacist or doctor to determine whether it is safe to take this medication when you suffer from other medical conditions.Talk to your doctor before taking this medication if you are expecting.It is not recommended to breastfeed while using Xpect.

How to take Xpect?

Take it exactly as indicated on the label or as recommended by your physician. Cough medication is meant for short-term use only until the symptoms subside.Always adhere to the directions on the medication label regarding administering cold or cough medication to children. Don't use the medicine solely to induce sleepiness in a child. Death can occur due to the misapplication of cough or cold medications in infants and young children.

Take care when measuring liquid medicines. Make use of the dosing syringe supplied or a dose-measuring device (not the kitchen spoon).To make use of Xpect granules, put the entire pack on your tongue and take a bite without chewing.

Consult your doctor if symptoms don't improve after 7 days or if you suffer from symptoms such as a temperature, rash, or headaches.The effects of Xpect could influence the results of specific medical tests. Be sure to inform any doctor who treats patients that you're taking Xpect.Storage at room temperature, far from heat and moisture. Don't freeze.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Because cold or cough medication is prescribed when it's needed and you might not be on a prescribed schedule, Don't miss any doses when it's time to get the next dose. Do not take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided Xpect?

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any other cold or cough medications that may have similar components.

Avoid driving or engaging in hazardous activities until you are aware of what X-factors will impact you. Your reaction could be affected.

Interaction with other drugs

Beware of using this medicine in conjunction with other drugs that may create a feeling of drowsiness or slow breathing (such as opioids as well as a muscle relaxer or medicines to treat anxiety and seizures). Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to using any other medications, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. There are many possible interactions between drugs that are covered in this medication guide.

 

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