How Do Antitussive Narcotic Combos Work?

Reviewed on 9/16/2021

HOW DO ANTITUSSIVE NARCOTIC COMBOS WORK?

Antitussive narcotic combos are used for treating:

Narcotics bind to receptors controlling pain pathways in the brain. They also act as cough suppressants by acting on the cough center in the brain.

Antihistamines block the release of a chemical called histamine, which is responsible for the constriction of respiratory smooth muscles leading to congestion. Antihistamines do not allow histamine to constrict the respiratory muscles.

Expectorants help thin the mucus and loosen congestion in the chest and throat, making it easier to cough up the mucus.

HOW ARE ANTITUSSIVE NARCOTIC COMBOS USED?

Antitussive narcotic combos are used for treating:

  • Cough
  • Common cold
  • Upper respiratory tract allergies

WHAT ARE SIDE EFFECTS OF ANTITUSSIVE NARCOTIC COMBOS?

Antitussive narcotic combos can cause the following side effects:

The information contained herein is not intended to cover all possible side effects, precautions, warnings, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or adverse effects. Check with your doctor or pharmacist to make sure these drugs do not cause any harm when you take them along with other medicines. Never stop taking your medication and never change your dose or frequency without consulting your doctor.

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WHAT ARE NAMES OF ANTITUSSIVE NARCOTIC COMBOS?

Generic and brand names of antitussive narcotic combos include:

  • Cheratussin AC
  • Cheratussin DAC
  • Chlorpheniramine/hydrocodone
  • Codeine/chlorpheniramine
  • Codeine/chlorpheniramine/phenylephrine
  • Codeine/chlorpheniramine/pseudoephedrine
  • Codeine/guaifenesin
  • Codeine/guaifenesin/pseudoephedrine
  • Codeine/pseudoephedrine
  • Codeine/triprolidine/pseudoephedrine
  • Dihistine DH
  • Flowtuss
  • Guiatuss AC
  • Histussin
  • Hycofenix
  • Hydrocodone/chlorpheniramine/phenylephrine
  • Hydrocodone/chlorpheniramine/pseudoephedrine
  • Hydrocodone/guaifenesin
  • Hydrocodone/homatropine
  • Hydrocodone/phenylephrine/guaifenesin
  • Hydrocodone/pseudoephedrine
  • Hydrocodone/pseudoephedrine/guaifenesin
  • Iophen C-NR
  • Lortuss EX
  • Mytussin AC
  • Notuss-DC
  • Novahistine DH
  • Obredon
  • Prometh VC with Codeine Syrup
  • Promethazine/codeine
  • Promethazine/codeine/phenylephrine
  • Rezira
  • Ryna-C
  • Tricode GF
  • Tussafed HC
  • Tussi-Organidin NR
  • TussiCaps
  • Tussigon
  • Tussionex PennKinetic
  • Tuxarin ER
  • Tuzistra XR
  • Virtussin AC
  • Virtussin DAC
  • Vituz
  • Zodryl DAC Liquid
  • Zutripro
References
https://reference.medscape.com/drugs/antitussives-narcotic-combos

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