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

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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