Guaifenesin: Robitussin (allergy, cold and cough remedies, expectorant)

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Generic Name


Trade Name



Cough suppression, expectorant


Decreases viscosity of and mobilizes secretions

Therapeutic Class

allergy, cold and cough remedies, expectorant

Pharmacologic Class


Nursing Considerations

  • patient should avoid over the counter cold medications
  • assess lung sounds
  • maintain adequate fluid intake


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