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Brand name of guaifenesin?
Robitussin
Indications for guaifenesin?
coughs associated with viral upper respiratory tract infections
MOA of guaifenesin?
reduces viscosity of tenacious secretions by?
increasingn respiratory tract fluid
Therapeutic effects of guaifenesin?
mobilization and expectoration of?
mucus
What should nurse assess?
lung sounds
frequency and type of cough
(use cautiously if cough
lasts greater than 1 week
or accompanied by fever,
rash, headache)
character of bronchial
secretions
maintain fluid intake of
1500-2000 ml/day to decreas
viscosity of secrettions
PO administration of guaifenesin?
full glass of water to decrease viscosity of secretions
Instruct patient to _____ effectively..sit upright and take several deep breath before attempting to cough
cough
Drug may cause _______. Avoid driving
dizziness
Patient should limit ______, stop smoking, maintain moisture in air.
talking
Patient can take some ___ ___ or ___ ____ to alleviate discomfrt caused by a chronic __________ cough
sugarless gum or hard candy

nonproductive
Instruct patient to contact hcp if ______ persists longer than 1 week or is accompanied by? (4)
cough

fever
rash
persistent headache or
sore throat
Effectiveness of therapy can be demonstrated by?

easier mobilization and expectoration of mucus from cough associated with?
upper respiratory infection