Description and Brand Names
Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex
US Brand Name
- Amibid LA
- Bidex 400
- Diabetic Siltussin DAS-Na
- Diabetic Tussin EX
- Drituss G
- Guaifenex G
- Guaifenex LA
Canadian Brand Name
- Balminil Expectorant
- Balminil Expectorant Sugar-Free
- Benylin E Extra Strength Chest Congestion
- Broncho-Grippex Expectorant
- Robitussin Extra Strength
Guaifenesin is used to help clear mucus or phlegm (pronounced flem) from the chest when you have congestion from a cold or flu. It works by thinning the mucus or phlegm in the lungs.
This medicine is available both over-the-counter (OTC) and with your doctor's prescription.
Do not give any over-the-counter (OTC) cough and cold medicine to a baby or child under 4 years of age. Using these medicines in very young children might cause serious or possibly life-threatening side effects .
This product is available in the following dosage forms:
- Tablet, Extended Release