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Guaifenex PSE 60

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Guaifenex PSE 60

Guaifenex® PSE 60
(guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine) Extended-release Tablets Expectorant/Nasal Decongestant

Guaifenex PSE 60

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Each bisected, blue Guaifenex® PSE 60 (guaifenesin pseudoephedrine extended-release tablets) capsule shaped extended-release tablet provides 60 mg pseudoephedrine hydrochloride and 600 mg guaifenesin in an extended-release formulation intended for oral administration. Inactive ingredients: calcium phosphate dibasic, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, lactose, lake blue No. 1 FD&C, magnesium stearate, povidone, silicon dioxide colloidal, and stearic acid.

Guaifenesin is an expectorant. Chemically, it is 3-(2-methoxyphe-noxy)-1, 2-propanediol and has the following structural formula:

Guaifenesin  Structural Formula Illustration

Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride is a nasal decongestant. Chemically, it is [S-(R*,R*)]-α-[1-(methylamino)ethyl] benzen-emethanol hydrochloride and has the following structural formula:

Pseudoephedrine hydrochloride   Structural Formula Illustration

What are the possible side effects of guaifenesin and pseudoephedrine?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat;
  • severe dizziness, anxiety, or nervousness;
  • easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms; or
  • increased blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, trouble concentrating, chest pain, numbness,...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 8/5/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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