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What is Carbatuss?

What is this medicine? CARBETAPENTANE; GUAIFENESIN; PHENYLEPHRINE (kar bay ta PEN tane; gwye FEN e sin; fen il EF rin) is a combination of a cough suppressant, expectorant, and a decongestant. It is used to relieve cough and congestion from a cold, the flu, sinus congestion, and bronchitis. This medicine will not treat an infection. This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

How to take Carbatuss

How should I use this medicine? Take this medicine by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Use a specially marked spoon or container to measure each dose. Ask your pharmacist if you do not have one. Household spoons are not accurate. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for children as young as 2 years old for selected conditions, precautions do apply. Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.


What should I watch for while using this medicine? Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse. If you have a fever, skin rash, or persistent headache as well as a cough, see your doctor or health care professional.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

What if I miss a dose of Carbatuss?

What if I miss a dose? If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

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Side Effects of Carbatuss

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine? Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

-allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
-breathing problems
-confusion, excitability, or nervousness
-fast, irregular heartbeat
-fever
-high or low blood pressure
-seizures
-tremors
-trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
-unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

-diarrhea
-dizziness
-headache
-nausea, vomiting
-stomach upset
-tiredness
-trouble sleeping This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Interactions with Carbatuss

What may interact with this medicine? Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:

-ergot medications for headaches or some procedures
-MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
-stimulant medicines for attention disorders, weight loss, or to stay awake

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

-medicines for chest pain, heart disease, high blood pressure, or heart rhythm problems
-medicines that cause drowsiness
-other medicines for allergies or colds This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.

Precautions

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine? They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

-chronic cough
-diabetes
-difficulty passing urine
-glaucoma
-heart or artery disease
-high blood pressure
-seizure disorder
-taking medicines called MAOIs like Nardil, Parnate, Marplan, Eldepryl
-thyroid disease
-an unusual or allergic reaction to carbetapentane, guaifenesin, phenylephrine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
-pregnant or trying to get pregnant
-breast-feeding

Conditions Commonly Treated by Carbatuss

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Buy More, Less Often

If you need to take prescription medication such as Carbatuss over an extended period, buying a larger quantity could save you time and money. Many drugs, including Carbatuss work out cheaper per pill or dose when purchased in volume. Speak to your doctor about increasing the your prescription and you could pay less for drugs and need fewer trips to the pharmacist.

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Register for a Patient Assistance Program

Patient assistance programs offered by drug manufacturers can help you save money on your prescriptions. Many drug manufacturers have such a program, offering discounts to eligible patients who are prescribed Carbatuss. Patients prescribed expensive or branded medication may qualify for discounts through such programs.

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Explore Generic Drug Options

Carbatuss and other branded drugs often have a generic equivalent on the market at a significantly lower price. Generics account for around 8 out of 10 prescriptions filled in the US and are identical their brand name counterparts in quality, safety, strength, dosage form, route of administration, performance characteristics and intended use. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about safe generic alternatives to your branded prescription.

Check Your Medicare Part D Coverage

Seniors with Medicare Part D may be entitled to discounts on Carbatuss and other prescriptions through their policy. The list of drugs covered varies from plan to plan, so check your provider’s website for more information.

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Explore Other Treatment & Therapy Options

Medication plays a vital role in treating a huge number of conditions, but there may be other therapies, lifestyle changes or surgical options open to you. If you have concerns about prescription costs, or are considering a different approach to your therapy, speak to your doctor to explore alternatives to medication.