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Guaifenesin

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Contributor(s):

Mark Senior

Synonym(s): Guaiphenesin, glycerol guaiacolate, glyceryl guaiacolate, guaiacol glycerol ether, guaiacol glyceryl ether, guaiacol glycerine ether


Introduction

Name

  • Guaifenesin.

Class of drug

  • Centrally acting muscle relaxant that may provide some sedation.

Description

Chemical name

  • 3-(2-methoxyphenoxy)-1,2-propanediol.

Molecular formula

  • C10H14O4.

Molecular weight

  • 198.21.

Uses

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Indications

  • Muscle relaxation in intravenous anesthesia.
  • Expectorant for upper respiratory tract conditions.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

Precautions

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Interactions

with other drugs

  • Physostigmine should not be administered concurrently.

Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

Other sources of information

  • Derived from The Veterinary Formulary (1998) 4th edn. Ed: Bishop Y. British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.
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