Aldex GS DM

Name: Aldex GS DM

Aldex GS DM Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • fast or uneven heart rate;
  • severe dizziness or anxiety, feeling like you might pass out;
  • severe headache;
  • mood changes;
  • fever; or
  • dangerously high blood pressure (severe headache, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, chest pain, uneven heartbeats, seizure).

Common side effects may include:

  • diarrhea;
  • dizziness, drowsiness;
  • sleep problems (insomnia); or
  • feeling nervous, restless, or irritable.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Aldex GS DM Overview

Aldex GS DM is a brand name medication included in the following groups of medications: Opium alkaloids and derivatives, Expectorants, Sympathomimetics. For more information about Aldex GS DM see its generics Dextromethorphan, Guaifenesin, Pseudoephedrine

Manufacturer

  • Pernix Therapeutics, LLC

What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Aldex GS DM?

  • If you have an allergy to guaifenesin, pseudoephedrine, dextromethorphan, or any other part of Aldex GS DM (guaifenesin, pseudoephedrine, and dextromethorphan tablets and capsules).
  • If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
  • If you have taken certain drugs used for low mood (depression) like isocarboxazid, phenelzine, or tranylcypromine or drugs used for Parkinson's disease like selegiline or rasagiline in the last 14 days. Taking this medicine within 14 days of those drugs can cause very bad high blood pressure.
  • If you have a cough with a lot of mucous.
  • If you have a long-term cough caused by smoking or being around smoke, or lung problems like asthma or emphysema.

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Aldex GS DM.

Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take this medicine with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

Usual Adult Dose for Cough and Nasal Congestion

Dextromethorphan/guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine 15 mg-175 mg-30 mg/5 mL oral liquid:
10 mL orally every 8 hours
Maximum dose: 30 mL daily

Dextromethorphan/guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine 15 mg-200 mg-30 mg/5 mL oral liquid:
10 mL orally every 6 hours
Maximum dose: 4 doses daily

Dextromethorphan/guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine 15 mg-400 mg-60 mg oral tablet:
1 tablet orally every 4 hours
Maximum dose: 4 tablets daily

Dextromethorphan/guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine 20 mg-400 mg-60 mg oral tablet:
1 tablet orally every 4 to 6 hours
Maximum dose: 4 tablets daily

Dextromethorphan/guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine 30 mg-400 mg-30 mg oral tablet:
1 tablet orally every 6 hours
Maximum dose: 4 tablets daily

Dextromethorphan/guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine 30 mg-400 mg-60 mg oral tablet:
1 tablet orally every 6 hours
Maximum dose: 4 tablets daily

Duration of therapy: 7 days

Dialysis

Data not available for dextromethorphan and guaifenesin
Pseudoephedrine is slightly dialyzable; however, no dose adjustment guidelines have been reported.

Dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine Pregnancy Warnings

Dextromethorphan animal studies have revealed evidence of teratogenicity. Based on available data, pseudoephedrine is not thought to be teratogenic. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. FDA pregnancy category C: Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

FDA pregnancy category: C (dextromethorphan and guaifenesin). Pseudoephedrine has not been formally assigned to a pregnancy category by the FDA. Only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

Dextromethorphan / guaifenesin / pseudoephedrine Breastfeeding Warnings

The manufacturer makes no recommendation regarding use during lactation. Excreted into human milk: Yes (pseudoephedrine); Unknown (dextromethorphan and guaifenesin) Excreted into animal milk: Unknown The effects in the nursing infant are unknown.

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