Generic Name: GUAIFENESIN/DEXTROMETHORPHAN - ORAL Pronounced: (gweye-FEN-eh-sin/dex-trow-meth-OR-fan) Mucus Relief Cough 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 symptoms in...
Study results are again indicating that Migraineurs who experience frequent Migraine attacks and / or have a long history of Migraines are at increased risk of "silent brain damage," brain damage that (so far) does not seem to cause any symptoms. This again shows that reducing the frequency of Migraine attacks (aka Migraine headaches) is critical. Study Background and Introduction Previous studies have introduced the idea of Migraine as a progressive brain disease and shown the following points, which are important background to the study discussed in this article: Up to one-third of Migraineurs experience Migraine with aura (MWA). Adult women are affected by Migraine three times more than men. An estimated 20% of the population will develop Migraine disease in their lifetime. Clinical studies have reported Migraine as a risk factor for ischemic stroke in women. In a large-scale population-based study, "silent" brain damage is more frequent in people with...
Phlegm. Secretions. Sputum. Mucous. Yuck! Whatever you call it, that junk in your lungs is yet another part of having COPD that’s not a lot of fun. Yet, it’s one of those things that as a person with COPD, you just have to deal with – and if you learn how to handle it, you’ll breathe easier. What’s the role and function of sputum in the lungs? Before we talk about getting rid of excess phlegm, we need to understand why it’s there in the first place. Mucous has two important functions when it comes to lung health.
The mucous in your lungs provides protection by stopping unwanted particles and trapping them before they get too deep in your lungs. Lining the airways (the breathing tubes, bronchi and bronchioles) is a thin layer of mucous called the “mucous blanket.” Just underneath this mucous blanket are cilia, millions of tiny little hair-like structures. The cilia move like a wave to help propel the mucous – carrying trapped dust, b...
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