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PRESCRIBED FOR: Guaifenesin with codeine temporarily relieves cough associated with colds as well as throat and bronchial irritation. It helps loosen mucus as well as suppress cough. DOSING:
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STORAGE: Guaifenesin and codeine liquid should be stored between 15 C to 30 C (59 to 86 F).
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GENERIC NAME: Guaifenesin and codeine phosphate. BRAND NAME: Cheratussin AC, Tussi-Organidin NR, Mytussin AC. DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Guaifenesin with codeine is an oral, liquid cough medicine. Guaifenesin is an expectorant, which works by thinning and increasing the volume of mucus. Codeine is a narcotic cough suppressant that works by suppressing the cough reflex in the brain, eventually reducing the frequency of cough. PRESCRIPTION: Yes GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes.
PREPARATIONS: Guaifenesin with codeine phosphate is available as an oral liquid. One teaspoon (5 ml) of liquid contains 10 mg of codeine phosphate and 100 mg or 300 mg of guaifenesin.
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