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Tussionex Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone (Tussionex)?
- What are the possible side effects of chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone (Tussionex)?
- What is the most important information I should know about chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone (Tussionex)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone (Tussionex)?
- How should I take chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone (Tussionex)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Tussionex)?
- What happens if I overdose (Tussionex)?
- What should I avoid while taking chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone (Tussionex)?
- What other drugs will affect chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone (Tussionex)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Tussionex)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and take only the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Tussionex)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine. An overdose of chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone can be fatal, especially to a child.
Overdose symptoms may include dry mouth, cold and clammy skin, flushing, large pupils, nausea, vomiting, severe dizziness or drowsiness, seizure (convulsions), shallow breathing, slow heart rate, blue colored skin, feeling light-headed, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone (Tussionex)?
This medication can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid drinking alcohol while using chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness.
What other drugs will affect chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone (Tussionex)?
Narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other cold or allergy medicine.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
- atropine (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), methscopolamine (Pamine), or scopolamine (Transderm-Scop);
- bronchodilators such as ipratroprium (Atrovent) or tiotropium (Spiriva);
- glycopyrrolate (Robinul);
- mepenzolate (Cantil);
- bladder or urinary medications such as darifenacin (Enablex), flavoxate (Urispas), oxybutynin (Ditropan, Oxytrol), tolterodine (Detrol), or solifenacin (Vesicare);
- irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine (Bentyl), hyoscyamine (Anaspaz, Cystospaz, Levsin, and others), or propantheline (Pro-Banthine); or
- an MAO inhibitor such as isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam), or tranylcypromine (Parnate).
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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