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Tussionex (hydrocodone and chlorpheniramine) ®

(hydrocodone polistirex and chlorpheniramine polistirex) Extended-Release Suspension


Each teaspoonful (5 mL) of TUSSIONEX (hydrocodone and chlorpheniramine) Pennkinetic Extended-Release Suspension contains hydrocodone polistirex equivalent to 10 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate and chlorpheniramine polistirex equivalent to 8 mg of chlorpheniramine maleate. TUSSIONEX (hydrocodone and chlorpheniramine) Pennkinetic Extended- Release Suspension provides up to 12-hour relief per dose. Hydrocodone is a centrally-acting narcotic antitussive. Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine. TUSSIONEX (hydrocodone and chlorpheniramine) Pennkinetic Extended- Release Suspension is for oral use only.

Hydrocodone Polistirex

Sulfonated styrene-divinylbenzene copolymer complex with 4,5α-epoxy-3-methoxy-17- methylmorphinan-6-one.

Hydrocodone polistirex structural formula illustration

Chlorpheniramine Polistirex

Sulfonated styrene-divinylbenzene copolymer complex with 2-[p-chloro-α-[2- (dimethylamino)ethyl]-benzyl]pyridine.

Chlorpheniramine Polistirex structural formula illustration

Inactive Ingredients

Ascorbic acid, D&C Yellow No. 10, ethylcellulose, FD&C Yellow No. 6, flavor, high fructose corn syrup, methylparaben, polyethylene glycol 3350, polysorbate 80, pregelatinized starch, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, sucrose, vegetable oil, xanthan gum.

What are the possible side effects of chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone (HyTan, Novasus, S-T Forte 2, TussiCaps, Tussionex PennKinetic)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • weak or shallow breathing;
  • chest tightness;
  • painful urination;
  • urinating less than usual or not at all; or
  • confusion, hallucinations, or unusual behavior.

Less serious side effects may include:

  • dizziness,...

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What are the precautions when taking hydrocodone and chlorpheniramine (Tussionex)?

Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to hydrocodone or chlorpheniramine; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (including sulfites such as sodium metabisulfite), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: breathing problems (such as asthma, croup), certain brain disorders (such as seizures, head injury, tumor, increased intracranial pressure), stomach/intestinal problems ( such as blockage, ileus, chronic constipation, Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea), glaucoma (narrow-angle), difficulty urinating (such as due to enlarged prostate or...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 3/19/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.


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