Generic Name(s): dextromethorphan and guaifenesin
Drug Class: upper respiratory combinations
Treats: coughs, common cold
Aquatab Dm treats coughs caused by the common cold. Aquatab Dm medication is available in tablet form. It is available in prescription and non-prescription form. Aquatab Dm contains both a cough suppressant as well as an expectorant which increases mucus volume as well as quieting a patient’s cough. A generic version is also available.
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Aquatab Dm Uses
Aquatab Dm is usually used to treat symptoms of coughs caused by common cold. Aquatab Dm contains dextromethorphan and guaifenesin. The common cold is a viral infection in the nose and throat region. Common characteristics of the cold include watery eyes, sneezing and congestion. The cough suppressant medication in Aquatab Dm works by blocking the cough reflex. The expectorant in Aquatab Dm works by increasing mucus volume so that the patient can expel it easier from the body. This medication tends to have a drying effect on the body which is why doctors advise patients with this condition to drink plenty of fluids. Therefore, if the patient's condition worsens, they should contact their doctor.
Aquatab Dm Dosage
Aquatab Dm dosage is completely dependent on the individual who takes it as it can be used for a variety of different treatments. Note that the amount of Aquatab Dm depends on the amount of times you plan on taking each day. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids. Below you will find a typical dosage of Aquatab Dm.
- Adults: Take with or without food or as directed by your doctor every 12 hours with a full glass of water.
- Do not crush the tablet but swallow whole. Crushing the tablet may magnify the side effects of the medication.
Aquatab Dm Side Effects
Aquatab Dm, like any other drug, comes with its collection of side effects that vary with each who uses it. If you experience any severe side effects, consult your doctor or medical professional immediately. Below you will find a list of side effects associated with Aquatab Dm. Note that not all possible side effects are listed here.
Common Aquatab Dm Effects:
Consult your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects:
- severe allergic reactions (rash or hives or swelling of the face and tongue)
- severe sore throat
- persistent headache
- condition lasts more than 7 days
Aquatab Dm Interactions
Below you will find a list of Aquatab Dm drug and substance interactions. In many cases, Aquatab Dm should not be combined with other medications unless approved by a physician. Consult with your doctor before taking any new medication. Note that this list does not include a variety of over the counter drugs and vitamins that could also counteract and alter Aquatab Dm. Notify your doctor if you have a history of breathing problems including emphysema, asthma, chronic bronchitis, complications involving the liver, coughing with blood. Since this medication causes drowsiness who consume it, take special precaution not to drive or operate machinery until you are sure that you can perform these activities safely. For women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, notify your doctor before taking this medication as it may pose some risk to the developing fetus or toddler.
If you plan to undergo surgery while taking this medication, notify your doctor as Aquatab Dm may affect certain lab tests including urine levels of certain acids.
Drugs that interact with Aquatab Dm include the following. Note that not all possible interactions are listed here.
- MAO inhibitors
- methylene blue