HYDROCODONE/CHLORPHENIRAMINE POLISTIREX ER SUSPENSION - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Tussionex
Phonetic Pronunciation: (hi-droh-KOH-doan/klor-fen-EER-a-meen poly-STYE-ricks)
Information last revised October 2010
What does HYDROCOD/CHLORPH POLIS ER SUSP look like?
Tussionex Pennkinetic ER 8 mg-10 mg/5 mL Oral 12 hr Susp
chlorpheniramine-hydrocodone SR 8 mg-10 mg/5 mL Oral 12 hr Susp
This combination product is used to treat coughs and other symptoms caused by the common cold or allergies. This product contains 2 medications: hydrocodone and chlorpheniramine. Hydrocodone is a narcotic cough suppressant (antitussive) that acts on a certain part of the brain (cough center) to reduce the urge to cough. Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine that helps to relieve watery eyes, itchy eyes/nose/throat, runny nose, and sneezing. Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, this product is not recommended to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more details about using your product safely. These products do not cure or shorten the length of the common cold and may cause serious side effects. To decrease the risk for serious side effects, carefully follow all dosage directions. Giving more than the recommended dose or using this medication along with other cough-and-cold products has resulted in serious (even fatal) side effects, including slowed/stopped breathing. Talk to the doctor or pharmacist before giving other cough-and-cold medication that might contain the same or similar ingredients (see also Drug Interactions section). Ask about other ways to relieve cough and cold symptoms (such as drinking enough fluids, using a humidifier or saline nose drops/spray). Do not use this product to make a child sleepy.
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