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Guaifenesin: Robitussin (allergy, cold and cough remedies, expectorant)

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Generic Name

guaifenesin

Trade Name

Robitussin

Indication

Cough suppression, expectorant

Action

Decreases viscosity of and mobilizes secretions

Therapeutic Class

allergy, cold and cough remedies, expectorant

Pharmacologic Class

none

Nursing Considerations

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

 

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