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Doctor insights on: Why Am I Still Coughing If I Have Taken Tussionex

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Can I take guaifenesin/phenylephrine with tussionex?

Can I take guaifenesin/phenylephrine with tussionex?

OK Guaifenesin: It is fine to combine guaifenesin/phenylephrine with tussionex, but you will be getting lots of Guaifenesin -- this should be no problem. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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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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I have bronchitis and need some cough medicine? I had a lil Tussionex

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I have bronchitis and need some cough medicine? I had a lil Tussionex

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

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I feel like I have bronchitis and had some cough medicine Tussionex from a while back and I have a really bad cough?

I feel like I have bronchitis and had some cough medicine Tussionex from a while back and I have a really bad cough?

Antitussives: You can try using that medication, but if it does not help check with your friendly pharmacist and ask for a product containing dextromethorphan. The bottles will be marked with a DM. ...Read more

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Is tussionex syrup appropriate for someone who has Wolff Parkinson White syndromeper patient during allergy season who coughed all night?

Is tussionex syrup appropriate for someone who has Wolff Parkinson White syndromeper patient during allergy season who coughed all night?

Tussionex: Is a combo medicine containing codeine and diphenhydramine, wouldn't have a direct effect on heart rhythm, and I believe no harm in trying one dose to control cough, however, your description of having seasonal allergies and cough all night rather denotes lower airways irritation which can progress to constriction, codeine can worsen that, please check with your doctor/allergist for management ...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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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