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Side Effects of Tussionex

Just like any medicine, Tussionex can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
Common side effects of Tussionex include but are not limited to:
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Nervousness or excitability
  • Dry mouth, nose, or throat.
If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious problems are less common.
(Click Tussionex Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions

Tussionex can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Tussionex Drug Interactions).

Important Information for Your Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Tussionex if you have:
  • Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
  • Kidney disease, including kidney failure (renal failure)
  • Glaucoma
  • Breathing problems, including asthma or lung disease
  • An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH)
  • Problems urinating, including a condition known as urethral stricture (narrowing of the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body)
  • Thyroid disease, such as hypothyroidism
  • Problems with your adrenal gland, such as Addison's disease
  • A history of a head injury, stroke, seizures, or increased intracranial pressure
  • Plans to have surgery
  • Stomach or intestinal problems, including intestinal blockage or chronic constipation
  • A history of drug or alcohol dependence
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Tussionex Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
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