Generic Name(s): Guaifenesin
Drug Class: Expecorants
Treats: Cough, congestion
Humavent L.A. is used to ease the intensity of coughs brought about by the common cold, bronchitis or other breathing illnesses. It is imperative to note that Humavent L.A. should not be used for an ongoing cough caused by smoking or chronic breathing conditions such as chronic bronchitis or emphysema.
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Humavent L.A. Uses
Humavent L.A. belongs to a class of medications known as expectorants. Humavent L.A. works by thinning and loosening the mucus in the nasal passage. This in turn clears congestion and makes breathing easier. While Humavent L.A. is a prescription drug, it may also be obtained over the counter. Humavent L.A. may be used with or without food. However, it should not be used for children under the age of 6 years as is the case with all cold products. Humavent L.A may be used other purposes as determined by the doctor. Humavent L.A. is typically used for:
Humavent L.A. Dosage
The Humavent L.A. dosage is determined by the doctor depending on the severity of the condition being treated. The doctor may use past medical history to determine the dose. Humavent L.A. dosage may vary from one patient to the other depending the body's ability to tolerate the effects of the drug.The length, interval between doses is determined by the condition being treated. The amount of Humavent L.A. to be taken is based on the drug's strength. Below you will find a typical dosage of Humavent L.A.
- 200 to 400 mg orally every 4 hours as needed, not to exceed 2.4 g/day
- Children - The use and dosage is determined by the doctor.
In case a Humavent L.A. dosage is missed, it should be taken as soon as you remember. However, if it is about time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to the normal schedule.
Humavent L.A. Side Effects
Humavent L.A., just like any other drug has its side effects. The extremity of these side effects may be different from one person to the other. Stop using Humavent L.A. and seek immediate doctor's attention if you experience severe side effects listed below. Common side effects may go away their own as the body gets used to the effects of the drug.
Common Humavent L.A. Side Effects:
- Abdominal discomfort
Contact Your Doctor Immediately if You Experience the Severe Side Effects listed below:
- Increased heartbeat rate
- Low blood pressure
- Dry mouth
Humavent L.A. Interactions
Using Humavent L.A. alongside some drugs and substances may cause an interaction. Share a list of all drugs, vitamins, minerals and herbals supplements that you may be using before taking Humavent L.A. Your doctor is aware of all the drugs and substances that interact with Humavent L.A. and may be monitoring them on your behalf.
Drugs that Interact with Humavent L.A.:
- Diet pills
- Antifungal drugs
- Ulcer drugs
This is not the complete list of all the drugs and substances that interact with Humavent L.A. Do not start, stop or alter the dosage of any drug before talking to your doctor.