We have almost made it through the last of outdoor allergy season. Ragweed has run its course in most of the U.S. while mold spores try to survive the declining temperatures of the Midwest and Northeast. Currently outdoor mold, weather changes and shared germs are leading factors in the escalation of cough, wheezing, runny nose and sinus congestion plaguing many of us. Although many areas of the country will soon see a dramatic decline in outdoor mold counts as the first hard frost approaches, the common cold virus is here to wreak havoc for several more months.
As a parent, I know there is nothing more frustrating than hearing your child cough all night. During the fall and winter months, the common cold virus is often the culprit responsible for upper respiratory tract infections and asthma attacks in adults and children. Stopping the cough becomes a main goal for surviving work, school and sleep time.
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Generic Name: GUAIFENESIN/DEXTROMETHORPHAN - ORAL Pronounced: (gweye-FEN-eh-sin/dex-trow-meth-OR-fan) Chest Congestion-Cough Relief Oral Uses
This combination medication is used to relieve coughs
caused by the common cold, bronchitis, and other breathing illnesses.
Guaifenesin belongs to a class of drugs known as expectorants. It works by
thinning and loosening mucus in the airways, clearing congestion, and making
breathing easier. Dextromethorphan belongs to a class of drugs known as cough
suppressants. It acts on a part of the brain (cough center) to reduce the urge
If you are self-treating with this medication, it is
important to read the package instructions carefully before you start using
this product to be sure it is right for you. (See also Precautions
Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or
effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product
to treat cold ...
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