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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
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
I feel like I have bronchitis and had some cough medicine Tussionex from a while back and I have a really bad cough?
I am taking a zpak and tussionex for bronchitis but still congested and coughing is there anything else i can do, and I am taking tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever
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
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
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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