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  • 1. Ruqayya Salam Drug Prescriptions
  • 2. Robitussin
    • Also known as Guaifenesin.
    • It is an expectorant.
    • Helps loosen congestion in your chest and throat.
    • Makes it easier to cough out through your mouth.
  • 3. Dosage
    • Use exactly as directed on the label or as prescribed by your doctor.
    • Children younger than 4 years old should not take this.
    • Drink extra fluids while taking Robitussin to help loosen the congestion.
    • If taking the liquid form, use the dose-measuring spoon or cup instead of a regular table spoon.
    • If taking the tablet or capsule, swallow it whole. Breaking it may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.
    • Take Robitussin with food if it gives you an upset stomach.
  • 4. Side Effects of Robitussin
    • Can result in an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling of the throat, lips, or face.
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Upset stomach.
    • Dizziness or headache.
    • Rash.
  • 5. Allegra
    • Also known as Fexofenadine.
    • It is an antihistamine.
    • It reduces histamine in the body, which produces the symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes and runny nose.
    • Treats seasonal allergies.
  • 6. Dosage
    • Take it as prescribed.
    • If taking the liquid, shake before you measure the dose. Measure it with a dose-measuring spoon.
    • The regular tablet should be taken with a full glass of water.
    • Keep the disintegrating tablets in its packaging until it is ready to be taken. Do not push the tablets through the foil because it can be damaged.
    • The disintegrating tablets will begin to dissolve right away. Do not chew or swallow the tablet whole. These should be taken on an empty stomach one or two hours after a meal.
  • 7. Side Effects of Allegra
    • Can also result in an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling of the throat, lips, or face.
    • Nausea, diarrhea, or upset stomach.
    • Menstrual cramps.
    • Drowsiness.
    • Headache.
    • Back or muscle pain.
  • 8. Ventolin
    • Also known as Albuterol.
    • It is a bronchodilator.
    • It relaxes the muscles in the airways and increases air flow to the lungs.
    • It is used to treat or prevent bronchospasm, which is wheezing or shortness of breath, associated with reversible obstructive airway disease.
  • 9. Dosage
    • Take it exactly as it was prescribed.
    • When using the inhaler:
      • Shake it before each spray.
      • Breathe out fully then breath in slowly while pushing down the canister.
      • Hold your breath for 10 seconds then breathe out slowly.
    • When using the solution with a nebulizer:
      • Measure the correct amount of medicine.
      • Attach the mouthpiece or face mask to the drug chamber. Then attach the chamber to the compressor.
      • Sit upright and place the mouthpiece into your mouth. Breathe slowly and evenly until you have inhaled all of the medicine.
  • 10. Side Effects of Ventolin
    • Bronchospasm.
    • Chest pain or uneven heart beats.
    • Nervousness or tremors.
    • Low potassium causing confusion, extreme thirst, increased urination, leg discomfort, or muscle weakness.
    • High blood pressure causing severe headaches, blurred vision, buzzing in your ears, anxiety, confusion, shortness of breath, etc.
    • Insomnia.
    • Cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose.
    • Diarrhea.