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Tussionex (Hydrocodone Polistirex / Chlorpheniramine Polistirex) - Summary

 
 



TUSSIONEX SUMMARY

Each teaspoonful (5 mL) of TUSSIONEX 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 Pennkinetic Extended-Release Suspension provides up to 12-hour relief per dose. Hydrocodone is a centrally-acting narcotic antitussive. Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine. TUSSIONEX Pennkinetic Extended-Release Suspension is for oral use only.

TUSSIONEX Pennkinetic Extended-Release Suspension is indicated for relief of cough and upper respiratory symptoms associated with allergy or a cold.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Reports of Suspected Tussionex (Hydrocodone / Chlorpheniramine) Side Effects

Unresponsive TO Stimuli (2)Drug Hypersensitivity (2)Toxicity TO Various Agents (2)Drug Prescribing Error (2)Wrong Technique in Drug Usage Process (1)Headache (1)Respiratory Depression (1)Resuscitation (1)Incorrect Dose Administered (1)Sinus Disorder (1)more >>


PATIENT REVIEWS / RATINGS / COMMENTS

Based on a total of 2 ratings/reviews, Tussionex has an overall score of 8. The effectiveness score is 9 and the side effect score is 7. The scores are on ten point scale: 10 - best, 1 - worst.
 

Tussionex review by 26 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Considerably Effective
Side effects:   Mild Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   respiratory infection
Dosage & duration:   1 spoon a day (dosage frequency: 1 spoon a day) for the period of 7 days
Other conditions:   none
Other drugs taken:   birth control
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   It relieved my respiratory infection along with my cold and cough.
Side effects:   I felt a little drowsy at times. My mouth also felt dry through the night.
Comments:   I was experiencing a persistent cough that was not going away. In the mornings I also had nasal congestion. I finally went to the doctor and was diagnosed with a respiratory infection. The doctor prescribed me Tussionex and told me to take a spoonful once a day for 7 days. It started to work very quickly. Aside from a little drowsiness and dry mouth I did not experience any serious side effects.

 

Tussionex review by 38 year old female patient

  Rating
Overall rating:  
Effectiveness:   Highly Effective
Side effects:   Moderate Side Effects
  
Treatment Info
Condition / reason:   Mycoplasma bronchitis
Dosage & duration:   1 tsp (dosage frequency: every 12 hours) for the period of 1 week
Other conditions:   None
Other drugs taken:   None
  
Reported Results
Benefits:   Suppression of cough
Side effects:   Drowsiness, dizziness, dream-like state, very mild haluccinations, weakness in arms
Comments:   I was battling a severe, deep, incessant cough, and was diagnosed with mycoplasma bronchitis, probably contracted from my spouse who had walking pneumonia. I couldn’t go for more than 2 minutes without coughing, and couldn’t sleep through the night. After suffering for well over a week, I finally was prescribed Tussionex (my spouse was too), and it was the most amazing relief – it suppressed the cough, and I could finally sleep. Due to the side effects, I haven’t taken it for any common colds or flus, but it was worthwhile for my severe cough.

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