Triaminic Chest and Nasal Congestion

Generic Name: Guaifenesin

  • What is this medication?

    Triaminic Chest and Nasal Congestion contains an expectorant and a nasal decongestant. It is intended to help loosen phlegm (mucus) and thin bronchial secretions to make coughs more productive. It is also intended to temporarily relieve nasal and sinus congestion as may occur with a cold.
  • Are there any warnings associated with Triaminic Chest and Nasal Congestion?

    Do not use this product in children under the age of 4.

    Do not use this product in a child who is taking a prescription monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI), or for 2 weeks after stopping the MAOI drug. MAOIs are sometimes used for treating Parkinson's disease, depression, and other emotional or psychiatric conditions.

    When using this product, do not exceed the recommended dosage.

    Stop using this product and ask a doctor if nervousness, dizziness, or sleeplessness occurs; symptoms do not improve within 7 days; or the cough persists for more than 7 days, comes back, or occurs with a fever, rash, or persistent headache. These could be signs of a serious condition.

    Keep this product out of the reach of children. In the event of an overdose, get medical help or contact a poison control center right away.

  • Should I talk to my doctor before taking Triaminic Chest and Nasal Congestion?

    Talk to a doctor or pharmacist before using this product if you do not know whether a prescription drug your child is taking contains an MAOI.

    Talk to a doctor before using this product if the child has heart disease, high blood pressure, thyroid disease, diabetes, a cough that occurs with too much phlegm (mucus), or a chronic cough that lasts or as occurs with asthma.

  • What are the possible side effects of Triaminic Chest and Nasal Congestion?

    Side effects cannot always be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue using this drug.
  • What should I avoid while using Triaminic Chest and Nasal Congestion?

    Do not give more than 6 doses of this product in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor.
  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Triaminic Chest and Nasal Congestion?

    If Triaminic Chest and Nasal Congestion is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. Always check with your doctor before combining Triaminic Chest and Nasal Congestion with any other medication.
  • What is the usual dosage of Triaminic Chest and Nasal Congestion?

    This product may be given every 4 hours. Do not give more than 6 doses of this product in 24 hours unless directed by a doctor.

    Children 6 to <12 years: Take 2 teaspoons (10 milliliters or mL).

    Children 4 to <6 years: Take 1 teaspoon (5 mL)

    Children <4 years: Do not use.

  • How should I store Triaminic Chest and Nasal Congestion?

    Store at room temperature.