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)
- 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
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.