Compare Promethazine VC vs. Codeine guaifenesin

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Promethazine Vc
(Promethazine / Phenylephrine)

Cheratussin Ac
(Codeine / Guaifenesin)

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Side effects
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How it works
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Type of medication
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Available as
Promethazine VCCodeine guaifenesin
  • Liquid
  • Liquid
Used for (click to learn more)
Promethazine VCCodeine guaifenesin
  • Cough - Nasal congestion
  • Cough
Risk factors for serious side effects
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Pregnancy category
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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

See the FDA package insert
Alcohol
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Food
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Kidneys and liver
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Sex
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Sleep
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Weight
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Upsides and benefits
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Downsides and risks
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Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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