|Therap.Cat :||Guaifenesin is an expectorant that also has some muscle relaxing action. It is used in many cough preparations.|
Guaifenesin is a glyceryl guaiacolate with expectorant effects. Guaifenesin increases respiratory tract mucus secretions, acts as an irritant to gastric vagal receptors and recruits efferent parasympathetic reflexes that cause glandular exocytosis.
Guaifenesin (International Noproprietary Name) or guaiphenesin (former British Approved Name) is an expectorant drug usually taken orally to assist the expectoration (‘bringing up’) of phlegm from the airways in acute respiratory tract infections.