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Guaifenesin (Robitussin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

What is the Generic Name for Robitussin?

guaifenesin

What is the Trade Name for guaifenesin?

Robitussin

What are the Indications of Guaifenesin (Robitussin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Cough suppression, expectorant

What are the Actions of Guaifenesin (Robitussin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

Decreases viscosity of and mobilizes secretions

What is the Therapeutic Class of Guaifenesin (Robitussin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

allergy, cold and cough remedies, expectorant

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Guaifenesin (Robitussin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

none

What are the Nursing Considerations of Guaifenesin (Robitussin) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • patient should avoid over the counter cold medications
  • assess lung sounds
  • maintain adequate fluid intake

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