Tussionex Medication Information
Available by prescription only, Tussionex® Pennkinetic® (hydrocodone polistirex/chlorpheniramine polistirex) is a medication used to treat upper respiratory symptoms caused by allergies or the common cold. This long-acting medication comes in liquid form and is taken twice a day. As a combination of a narcotic cough suppressant and an antihistamine, Tussionex can help treat symptoms such as coughing, sneezing, and a runny nose.
Before using this medication, make sure to carefully review Tussionex's safety information. For example, you may not be able to safely use this product if you have certain health conditions, such as asthma, lung disease, or a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Also, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medications you are taking before beginning treatment with this drug.
Although most people tolerate it well, Tussionex can cause side effects, such as drowsiness, dizziness, and constipation. In most cases, side effects are minor and easy to treat. However, there are some potentially serious ones you should report to your healthcare provider.
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