Instruct patient to cough effectively. Patient should sit upright and take several deep breaths before attempting to cough.
Caution parents to avoid OTC cough and cold products while breastfeeding or administering to children <4 yrs.
Inform patient that drug may occasionally cause dizziness. Avoid driving or other activities requiring alertness until response to drug is known.
Advise patient to limit talking, stop smoking, maintain moisture in environmental air, and take some sugarless gum or hard candy to help alleviate the discomfort caused by a chronic nonproductive cough.
Instruct patient to contact health care professional if cough persists longer than 1 wk or is accompanied by fever, rash, or persistent headache or sore throat.
guaiFENesin has been found in Davis's Drug Guide
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