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TUSSIONEX Pennkinetic Extended-Release Suspension is indicated for relief of cough and upper respiratory symptoms associated with allergy or a cold in adults and children 6 years of age and older.
DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION
A dosing spoon is provided with the 4 oz (115 mL) packaged product. One side of the spoon is for a 2.5 mL dose. The other side of the spoon is for a 5 mL dose. Fill to level the side of the spoon for the dose that has been prescribed. Do not overfill. Rinse with water after each use.
For prescriptions where a dosing spoon is not provided, a pharmacist can provide an appropriate measuring device and can provide instructions for measuring the correct dose. A household teaspoon is not an accurate measuring device and could lead to overdosage.
Each 5 mL of Tussionex Pennkinetic Extended-Release Suspension contains hydrocodone polistirex equivalent to 10 mg hydrocodone bitartrate, and chlorpheniramine polistirex equivalent to 8 mg chlorpheniramine maleate. Shake well before using. Rinse the measuring device with water after each use.
Adults and Children 12 Years and Older
5 mL every 12 hours; do not exceed 10 mL in 24 hours.
Children 6-11 Years of Age
2.5 mL every 12 hours; do not exceed 5 mL in 24 hours.
This medicine is contraindicated in children under 6 years of age (see CONTRAINDICATIONS).
TUSSIONEX Pennkinetic (hydrocodone polistirex and chlorpheniramine polistirex) Extended-Release Suspension, equivalent to 10 mg hydrocodone bitartrate and 8 mg chlorpheniramine maleate per 5 mL, is a gold-colored suspension available as:
NDC 53014-548-01 4 oz amber plastic bottle containing 115 mL of suspension. Each bottle is supplied with a plastic dosing spoon calibrated for measuring 2.5 mL and 5 mL doses.
For Medical Information
Contact: Medical Affairs Department Phone: (866) 822-0068 Fax: (770) 970-8859
Storage: Store at 20 to 25°C (68 to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15 to 30°C (59 to 86°F) [see USP Controlled Room Temperature].
TUSSIONEX Pennkinetic Extended-Release Suspension Manufactured for: UCB, Inc. Smyrna, GA 30080, This patient information has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Issued: 04/2015
Last reviewed on RxList: 4/21/2015
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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