What is codeine-guaifenesin syrup?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Cheratussin AC Iophen Iophen-C NR

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Guaifenesin and codeine are used together in a syrup preparation. It is used for the temporary control of cough due to minor throat and bronchial irritation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Cough 9 4
Bronchitis 5 2
Pneumonia 2 3
Acid reflux 1 1
Allergies 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
0
Mild
2
None
9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with codeine-guaifenesin syrup

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking codeine-guaifenesin syrup

Dosage Patients
2.5-75 mg/5ml daily 1
10 10-200mg/5ml as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking codeine-guaifenesin syrup

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 8
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
See all 10 patients who've stopped taking codeine-guaifenesin syrup

Duration

Currently taking codeine-guaifenesin syrup

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking codeine-guaifenesin syrup

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 4
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 2
< $25 7
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking codeine-guaifenesin syrup after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol Infusion) 1

Patients stopped taking codeine-guaifenesin syrup and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Promethazine with Codeine 1
Sulfamethoxazole-Trimethoprim (cotrimoxazole) (Bactrim) 1
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2 patient evaluations for codeine-guaifenesin syrup

Dec 22, 2014 (Started Dec 17, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for flu virus (influenza))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg-100 mg/5 mL Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 6, 2012 (Started Mar 25, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pneumonia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Apr 4, 2012 (Started Mar 25, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pneumonia)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Dont drive until you know how this effects you as it contains Codeine, and is a narcotic.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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