Why is it prescribed?
Guaifenesin is used to reduce chest congestion caused by the common cold, infections, allergies.
Products that have this ingredient include •Choledyl® expectorant •
Side effects may include:
- dizziness or headache,
- nausea, vomiting, or stomach upset.
Guaifenesin is an expectorant, which means a medication that loosens or thins mucus making it easier to be coughed up.
Do not use in children under the age of 6 years. Discontinue use and consult physician if cough persists longer than 7 days or if you develop a rash, fever or headache while using this medication.