Not Medical Advice: White, round-shape pill with TCL 272 imprint has been identified as Guaifenesin 400 mg.
Guaifenesin is an expectorant. It helps loosen congestion in your chest and throat, making it easier to cough out through your mouth.
Guaifenesin is used to reduce chest congestion caused by the common cold, infections or allergies. This drug is used to treat fibromyalgia, bronchitis, cough, bronchiectasis and more.
Guaifenesin is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is safe and effective when used according to label directions. Find tips for medicines with Guaifenesin at otcsafety.org.
Find tips and advice on how to beat coughs and sneezes at the Daily Mail.
In medical news, a respiratory virus has stricken more than 1,000 children across 12 states, causing many to wind up in the hospital and prompting concerns of a wider outbreak.
About 15 percent of more than 300 children treated for respiratory illness in Missouri have ended up in an intensive care unit, according to a health alert from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Children's Hospital Colorado reports that 86 kids have been hospitalized out of more than 900 treated for severe respiratory illness.
The number of hospitalizations reported so far could be "just the tip of the iceberg in terms of severe cases," Mark Pallansch, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Division of Viral Diseases, told CNN. Read more at WebMD.