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Guaifenex PSE 60

Guaifenex PSE 60

Guaifenex PSE 60 Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Guaifenex PSE 60 (guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine) is a decongestant. It is available in generic form and is used to treat stuffy nose, sinus congestion, and cough caused by allergies or the common cold. Common side effects of Guaifenex PSE 60 include dizziness or headache, feeling restless or excited, sleep problems, nausea, vomiting, or stomach upset, loss of appetite, warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin, skin rash, and itching. Other serious side effects include fast, pounding, or uneven heartbeat, severe dizziness, anxiety, or nervousness, easy bruising or bleeding, weakness, fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms, urinary problems, or increased blood pressure.

The recommended dosage of Guaifenex PSE 60 in adults is one or two tablets every 12 hours not to exceed 4 tablets in 24 hours. Guaifenex PSE 60 should not be taken with prescription MAOIs, drugs for depression, psychiatric or emotional conditions, or Parkinson's Disease. Caution should be taken while using Guaifenex PSE 60 if you have hypertension, ischemic heart disease, diabetes mellitus, increased intraocular pressure, hyperthyroidism, or enlarged prostate. If you are pregnant consult your doctor before using Guaifenex PSE 60 to determine if it is clearly needed. Guaifenex PSE 60 is not recommended if you are breastfeeding.

Our Guaifenex PSE 60 (guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Guaifenex PSE 60 in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

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, seizure).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dizziness or headache;
  • feeling restless or excited;
  • sleep problems (insomnia);
  • mild nausea, vomiting, or stomach upset;
  • mild loss of appetite;
  • warmth, redness, or tingly feeling under your skin; or
  • skin rash or itching.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Guaifenex PSE 60 (Guaifenesin Pseudoephedrine Extended-Release Tablets) »

What is Prescribing information?

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Guaifenex PSE 60 FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Hyper-reactive individuals may display ephedrine-like reactions such as tachycardia, palpitations, headache, dizziness, or nausea. Sympathomimetics have been associated with certain untoward reactions including fear, anxiety, nervousness, restlessness, tremor, weakness, pallor, respiratory difficulty, dysuria, insomnia, hallucinations, convulsions, CNS depression, arrhythmias, and cardiovascular collapse with hypotension. No serious side effects have been reported with the use of guaifenesin.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Guaifenex PSE 60 (Guaifenesin Pseudoephedrine Extended-Release Tablets) »

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You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.


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