Tussionex Side Effects

Like many older medications, there is limited information about the potential side effects of Tussionex. Some of the possible reactions to this prescription medication include dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea. In most cases, people can take this drug without any problems. However, contact your healthcare provider if you develop serious side effects, such as severe constipation, problems urinating, or difficulty breathing.

An Introduction to Tussionex Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Tussionex® Pennkinetic® (hydrocodone polistirex/chlorpheniramine polistirex) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Tussionex. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Tussionex

For many medications, the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were reported in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for almost all older medications, including Tussionex, include only vague information on potential side effects, with no percentages included.
Some of the most common reactions to Tussionex may include:
  • Drowsiness or fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Mental clouding (such as confusion)
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Impairment of mental or physical abilities
  • Dry mouth, nose, or throat
  • Feeling anxious, excitable, or nervous.
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