Tussionex vs. Hycodan

Are Hycodan and Tussionex the Same Thing?

Tussionex (chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone) and Hycodan (hydrocodone bitartrate and homatropine methylbromide) are combinations that include narcotic cough medicines used to treat cough.

Tussionex is combined with an antihistamine and is also used to manage cold and allergy symptoms.

Hycodan is combined with an anticholinergic medicine that works against the narcotic to prevent an overdose.

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What Are Possible Side Effects of Tussionex?

Common side effects of Tussionex include:

Contact your doctor if you have serious side effects of Tussionex including:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Hycodan?

Common side effects of Hycodan include:

  • nausea due to the use of hydrocodone, which usually goes away after the first few doses.

Other side effects of Hycodan include:

  • lightheadedness,
  • dizziness,
  • drowsiness,
  • vision changes,
  • trouble concentrating,
  • vomiting,
  • constipation, or
  • skin itching or rash.

Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Hycodan including:

What Is Tussionex?

Tussionex (chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone) is a combination antihistamine/antitussive drug prescribed for symptomatically managing cold and allergy symptoms.

What Is Hycodan?

Hycodan (hydrocodone bitartrate and homatropine methylbromide) is a combination of a narcotic cough medicine and a medicine that works against the narcotic to prevent an overdose used to treat cough.

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What Drugs Interact With Tussionex?

Tussionex may interact with other drugs that can cause sleepiness (narcotics, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety), any other cold or allergy medicines, atropine, benztropine, dimenhydrinate, methscopolamine, scopolamine, bronchodilators, glycopyrrolate, mepenzolate, bladder or urinary medications, irritable bowel medications, or MAO inhibitors. Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

What Drugs Interact With Hycodan?

Hycodan may interact with other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). Tell your doctor all medications you use.

How Should Tussionex Be Taken?

Tussionex usual dose is 5 ml twice a day.

How Should Hycodan Be Taken?

The dose of Hycodan for adults and children 12 years and older is one tablet or 5 mL (1 tsp) of the oral solution every 4 to 6 hours as needed; do not exceed six tablets or 30 mL (6 tsp) in 24 hours. Consult your doctor for pediatric dosing.

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References

FDA. Tussionex Prescribing Information.
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/019111s019lbl.pdf
FDA. Hycodan Prescribing Information.
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2017/005213s038lbl.pdf

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