Generic Name(s): Guaifenesin/Pseudoephedrine
Drug Class: Upper respiratory combinations
Treats: Runny nose, Sinus congestion, Inflammation of the nose, Stuffy nose
GP-1200 is a combination of two drugs Guaifenesin and Pseudoephedrine used to treat cough and nasal congestion that comes about as a result of infections such as the common cold and allergy. Guaifenesin is classified as an expectorant that functions by thinning and loosening the nasal passages, clearing congestion and easing breathing. Pseudoephedrine is a decongestant. It works by constricting the blood veins in the nose consequently easing nasal congestion.
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GP-1200 is a combination of two drugs used to treat cold symptoms, inflammation of the nose, stuffy nose, runny nose and cough. GP-1200 is not used for treating ongoing cough as a result of smoking or prolonged breathing problems such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema unless directed by a doctor.
GP-1200 belongs to the drug class upper respiratory combinations. Guaifenesin can loosen congestion in your chest while Phenylephrine can decongest the nasal passages by shrinking the blood vessels.
- Cold symptoms
- Inflammation of the nose
- Stuffy nose
- Runny nose
- Sinus congestion
To prevent trouble sleeping, avoid taking GP-1200 close to bedtime. Swallow capsules and tablets whole. Dosage depends on your age, illness and general response to therapy. Do not escalate your dose without talking to your doctor. Do not give GP-1200 to a child younger than six years. Death can occur if you misuse cough medicines in very young children.
Pseudoephedrine is removed by the kidneys and may collect in individuals with renal dysfunction. Patients with renal dysfunction should be monitored for signs and symptoms of toxicity when pseudoephedrine is used.
- One tablet (30mg to 45mg) orally up to 4 times a day. The maximum dose is 240mg Pseudoephedrine or 2.4 g of guaifenesin a day.
GP-1200 Side Effects
GP-1200 like any other medicine may cause side effects. Mild effects should end with time and may not require medical attention. Report any adverse reaction to your doctor so as to be monitored. Below you will find a list of side effects associated with GP-1200:
- Chronic trouble sleeping
- Excessive sweating
- Involuntary quivering
- Loss of skin color
- Fast heartbeat
- Irritation of the stomach
Your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and might be monitoring you for them. Do not stop, alter the dose of nay medicine you might be taking without talking to your doctor. GP-1200 should be used cautiously with the following medications since serious interactions may occur: