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Why am I still coughing if I have taken tussionex?

Why am I still coughing if I have taken tussionex?

Gag reflex: Tussionex is a very strong cough medication so when one continues to cough despite taking this medication, it is usually a gag reflex cough. This type of cough is a protective mechanism (when fluids "go down the wrong pipe, " you want to cough). Instead of trying to stop this cough, it would be better to keep the mucous thin so that it comes up easier. This is done with an expectorant (mucinex.). ...Read more

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Can tussionex cause prostatitis to flare up?

Can tussionex cause prostatitis to flare up?

Here are some ...: Since Tussionex contains chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine, and hydrocodone, a narcotics, it may exaggerate voiding symptoms from prostate urethral restriction by aging and its enlargement. Clinically, urine flow may further slow down and bladder becomes less able to empty, etc. In laypersons' eyes, it flares up prostatitis but not as described. More? Ask Doc for details timely. ...Read more

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Can i take dayquil and tussionex at the same time?

Can i take dayquil and tussionex at the same time?

No: No, both products have antihistamines and cough suppressants in them, so you would not want to mix them. ...Read more

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What happens if you take expired tussionex pennkinetic suspension?

Uncertain: In general, it is recommended that medications not be used after expiration date. With that said, there is a big difference between being expired for 5 days versus 5 years. Your pharmacist should be able to provide more information. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects of tussionex pennkinetic susp mpi?

Codeine: The main side effects are similar for most Codeine or synthetic Codeine containing cough suppressants. These include confusion, sleepiness, and cough suppression. ...Read more

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I recently took a little bit more than a tablespoon of tussionex that contains hydrocodone (your supposed to take 1 or 2 teaspoons or something?

I recently took a little bit more than a tablespoon of tussionex that contains hydrocodone (your supposed to take 1 or 2 teaspoons or something?

Depends on whether: It is really a tablespoon or not. Most tablespoons are actually 2 teaspoons (10 ml)-a real tablespoon is 3 teaspoons (15ml). This is unlikely to cause any significant harm, but you need to stick with the recommended doses, and if those don't work, talk to the prescriber about what to do next, instead of being your own doctor/pharmacist. Also, don't use alcohol or other sedatives with it. ...Read more

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Which of these are the strongest; tussionex or hycodan (hydrocodone)?

Which of these are the strongest; tussionex or hycodan (hydrocodone)?

It depends: Tussionex is sustained release. It provides a gradual amnt of hydrocodone over 12 hrs. Hycodan is dosed on a shorter interval. If you took Hycodan q 4-6 hrs you'd receive a higher quantity of hydrocodone in total. Both medications however should be used only on an as needed basis. My advise would be to be less concerned about which one is strongest and use the one that is most effective. ...Read more

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What is the difference between hycodan (hydrocodone) and tussionex?

See below: Hycodan is hydrocodone plus homatropine methylbromide (an anticholinergic, which can decrease mucus production). Tussionex is hydrocodone plus chlorpheniramine (an antihistamine, which help with allergy symptoms). ...Read more

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What is the difference between hycodan (hydrocodone) and tussionex?

What is the difference between  hycodan (hydrocodone) and tussionex?

An allergy med: Both contain hydrocodone, a narcotic pain medicine that happens to be a great cough suppressant. Tussionex contains chlorpheniramine, an old allergy medication that tends to be very sedating (makes you sleepy) - but also can be drying for congestion / mucus mambranes. Hycodan only adds low dose homatropine - no benefit for symptoms, it just gives bad side effects if try to exceed recomm. Dose. ...Read more