Generic Name(s): guaifenesin and phenylpropanolamine
Drug Class: Upper respiratory combinations
Treats: Symptoms of common cold, infection of respiratory tract
Ami-Tex is an expectorant that is used to break up mucus and congestion to enable easier breathing. Ami-Tex increases lubrication of the respiratory tract that is the nose, lungs, and throat, thins mucus, and increases the removal of mucus. Ami-Tex is also a decongestant that constricts blood vessels hence reducing swelling of mucus membrane in sinuses and the nose.
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Ami-Tex is a combination of a medication used to temporarily used to treat stuffy or running nose caused by infections such as allergies like hay fever, infections such as common cold, and other breathing illnesses. However, do not use Ami-Tex for long term breathing problems such as bronchitis and emphysema, or ongoing cough from smoking. Ami-Tex can work as am expectorant by clearing congestion and loosening and thinning mucus in the airways, making breathing to become easier. Ami-Tex is a decongestant that can also reduce nasal congestion by narrowing blood vessels in the nose.
Below you will find the dosage guidelines of Ami-Tex that a doctor uses, but depending on the condition or medical history of the patient; a doctor may advise on a different regimen for Ami-Tex. It is not advisable to stop taking a medication or changing the dosage without a doctor’s approval.
Adult Dose for Cough and Nasal Congestion
- Take 5 mL to 10 mL (100 mg-12.5 mg/5 mL) orally every 4 hours.
- Take 20 mL (50 mg-6.25 mg/5 mL) orally every 4 hours.
- The Extended release: 1 tablet (40 mg to 50 mg phenylpropanolamine) orally every 12 hours.
- The Maximum is 150 mg phenylpropanolamine or 2.4 grams of guaifenesin/day.
Ami-Tex Side Effects
Side effects of most drugs cannot be anticipated so if you notice any change in intensity or any developments, it is recommended to see a doctor as soon as possible. Pharmacists or Doctors are the only ones who can determine if it is safe to continue taking Ami-Tex.
Less common side effects of Ami-Tex include:
- difficulty breathing
- closing of your throat
- swelling of your lips, tongue, or face;
- dizziness or headache
- nervousness, restlessness, or insomnia
- nausea or stomach upset
- difficulty urinating
When Ami-Tex interacts with other drugs, the effects of either drug could be decreased, altered, or increased. Before interacting medications it is important to check with a doctor. Some medications that are known to interact with Ami-Tex include:
- Ambien (zolpidem), Ambien CR (zolpidem)
- Aquatab DM (dextromethorphan / guaifenesin)
- Aspirin Low Strength (aspirin), Biaxin (clarithromycin)
- Ceron-DM (chlorpheniramine / dextromethorphan / phenylephrine)
- Guaifenesin DAC Liquid (codeine / guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine)
- Histussin D (hydrocodone / pseudoephedrine), Lortab (acetaminophen / hydrocodone)
- Maxifed-G (guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine), PCE Dispertab (erythromycin)
- Ritalin (methylphenidate), TriCor (fenofibrate)
- Tussionex Pennkinetic (chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone)
- Ultram (tramadol), Vicodin (acetaminophen / hydrocodone)