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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
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
Yes: There is no contrainfication to take it, the medications do not corss react. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Yes: Yes u can take tussinox early but not too frequently one time early is ok. ...Read more
Over-the-counter med: Cough & cold medicines are available over-the-counter w/o prescription in the States. Assuming that you're otherwise healthy & not taking any prescription medications, most cough meds should be fine for average citizen. Those w/high blood pressure should avoid decongestants while elderly should avoid older 1st generation antihistamines (side effects = dry eyes/mouth, can't pee/poop, confusion). ...Read more
Depends: Neither is particularly effective. Recent tudies of cough medications have shown that codeine-containing cough medications work about as well as sugar pills (placebo) and other studies show hydrocodone equal to Codeine . Theoretically Hycodan (with an anticholinergic) should work better for productive coughs and tussionex (with an antihistamine) should work better if there's an allergy component. ...Read more
My doctor prescribed me tussionex. Can I continue to take Nyquil or should I not mix the medications?
I took approximately 120ml of tussionex over a 4 day period at the end of january. Is that enough to show up on a hair test in february?
Yes.: Yes. You should not be concerned if you have a prescription for it from a physician. ...Read more
Seek medical help!: This is an extremely high dose which could be deadly. You should seek medical attention if you have ingested this medication or are considering it. It is recommended not to exceed a total of 10ml per 24 hour period. 10mg of hydrocodone in every 5ml. 8mg of chlorpheniramine in every 5ml. Based on 120ml that puts hydrocodone at 240mg and chlorpheniramine at 192mg. ...Read more