Tussionex Warnings and Precautions

You may not be able to safely use Tussionex if you have asthma, lung disease, or a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Other warnings and precautions with Tussionex apply to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, do not take any over-the-counter cough or cold medications while using this product, as it can increase your risk for side effects.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Tussionex® Pennkinetic® (hydrocodone polistirex/chlorpheniramine polistirex) 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 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:
 
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
     
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
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