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what are the side effects of duratuss? is it a narcotic?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Generally mild: Generic name: Guaifenesin and phenylephrine it is non-narcotic. Less serious side effects may include: vomiting, upset stomach warmth, tingling, or redness under your skin, feeling excited or restless (especially in children), sleep problems (insomnia), skin rash or itching headache; or dizziness.

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