Brand: Vanacof G, Chlo Tuss EX
Generic: Chlophedianol and Guaifenesin
Chlophedianol is a cough suppressant, which affects the brain signals that generate cough reflex.
Guaifenesin is an expectorant that is used to loosen up the congestion in your throat and chest .This medication can make your mucus or phlegm thinner. It also increases the lubrication in your nose, throat, and lungs, making it easier for you to cough out the mucus or phlegm.
Read your medication guide and follow your doctor’s prescription at all times.
- Take Vanacof G orally before or after meals per doctor’s prescription.
- Use a standard medicine cup/ spoon (not household spoon) to obtain the accurate amount for each dose if you are using the liquid preparation of this medication.
- Increase your intake of fluids while using Vanacof G unless contraindicated by your doctor. It will help in loosening the mucus in your lungs.
- The dosage depends on your age, weight, medical condition or treatment response. Do not adjust your dose without your doctor’s recommendation.
- Avoid alcohol intake and activities that require mental alertness (i.e. driving, operating machinery). This drug can make you dizzy and drowsy.
- Continue taking Vanacof G on a regular schedule (at the same time of the day). Do not stop taking this medication abruptly without consulting your doctor.
Inform your doctor immediately if your condition aggravates, does not improve after 7 days, if it returns or if you have a serious medical condition.
Take your missed dose as soon as possible. However, make sure that the time interval between the missed and the next dose is not too close. Otherwise, stick with the regular schedule and leave out the missed dose. Do not double dose to cover up a missed dose. Record your missed doses and inform your doctor immediately if you missed several doses.
Vanacof G may interact with:
- Medicine that can make you sleepy or drowsy such as anti- allergy (diphenhydramine), anticonvulsant/anti-seizure, medicine for anxiety, narcotic pain relievers (i.e. codeine), muscle relaxant and antipsychotic drug (i.e. risperidone, chlorpromazine) and
- A cough-and-cold products
Some drugs may either lessen the beneficial effects or worsen the side effects of Vanacof G. Likewise, Vanacof G may make some drugs less efficient or intensify their side effects.
Make sure to inform your doctor about all other drugs you are currently taking or using (prescribed and non-prescribed medications including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products) to check for possible drug interaction with Vanacof G.
Never alter the doses of other medications while on Vanacof G neither stop nor start any medicine without the doctor’s recommendation.
Side Effects: There are no side effects known aside from a possible allergic reaction in people who have previous or unknown hypersensitivity to the drug.
Watch out for signs of allergic reactions such as:
Before taking Vanacof G, tell your health care provider if you have/are:
- Any allergies to any substance, food or medication, particularly to Vanacof G, chlophedianol or guaifenesin
- Medical history or a present condition such as:
- Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or currently breastfeeding a child (It is not known if Vanacof G can harm the unborn child but it passes through breast milk that may harm the nursing child. The risks and benefits of using this medication should be discussed thoroughly with your doctor.)