Generic Name: GUAIFENESIN/DEXTROMETHORPHAN - ORAL Pronounced: (gweye-FEN-eh-sin/dex-trow-meth-OR-fan) Vicks Dayquil Mucus Control Oral Precautions
Before taking this drug, tell your doctor or pharmacist if
you are allergic to guaifenesin or dextromethorphan; or if you have any other
allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause
allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
breathing problems (such as emphysema, chronic bronchitis,
asthma, smoker's cough)
cough with blood or large amounts of mucus
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use
machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness until you are sure you
can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
Liquid forms of this product may contain sugar and/or...
Treatment General Approach for Treating and Managing Asthma While medications play an essential role in the management of asthma, appropriate management of asthma involves much more: Identifying and avoiding allergens and other asthma triggers Following appropriate drug treatments Home monitoring performed by either patient or family Good communication between doctor and patient Needed psychosocial support Treatment of asthma in all environments (school, work, exercise) The severity of asthma is classified into four groups: Intermittent, Mild Persistent, Moderate Persistent, and Severe Persistent. Six specific components of severity are used to classify patients. These components are: Symptom frequency, ranging from fewer than 2 days per week to throughout the day Nighttime awakenings, ranging from none to nightly Short-acting beta2-agonist used for symptom control, ranging from 2 or fewer days per week to several times per day Interference with normal activity, ranging from none to extremely limi...
Asthma in children is an obstructive respiratory condition characterized by recurring attacks of wheezing , shortness of breath, prolonged expiration, and an irritated cough that is a common, chronic illness in childhood. Although the disease can begin in infancy, it is often difficult to diagnose asthma in young children. Nevertheless, these children require treatment. The lung is the main organ of the respiratory system and its main function is respiration (exchange of gases between the environment and the body). Air enters the nose where it is filtered, warmed and humidified. After passing through the trachea (windpipe), the air travels into the lungs through the bronchi (a system of branching airway tubes that become smaller as they reach deeper into the lung). The smallest of the bronchi, the bronchioles, open into balloon-like sacs called alveoli. An asthma attack occurs when these airways narrow and the muscles around them tightly contract (this is called bronchospasm ). The membra...
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