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What is the difference between hycodan (hydrocodone) and tussionex?
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Dr. Richard Dudrak
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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