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Tussionex Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Tussionex Extended-Release Suspension is a cough-suppressant/antihistamine combination used to relieve coughs and the upper respiratory symptoms of colds and allergies. It work directly on the cough center.

Tussionex Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 1 teaspoonful every 12 hours.
  • For children aged 6 to 12, the usual starting dose is one-half teaspoonful every 12 hours.

Uses of Tussionex

  • It is used to treats coughs and the upper respiratory symptoms.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Tussionex

Before taken Tussionex medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Tussionex. Side effects may include:

  • Anxiety
  • Constipation
  • Decreased mental and physical performance
  • Emotional dependence
  • Mental clouding

Warnings and precautions before taking Tussionex:

  • Tussionex may produce slowed or irregular breathing. If you have lung disease or a breathing disorder, then you should be used Tussionex cautiously.
  • You should be used Tussionex with care if you have the eye condition known as narrow-angle glaucoma, asthma, an enlarged prostate gland, an intestinal disorder, an underactive thyroid gland, or Addison's disease, or if you have recently suffered a head injury.
  • Narcotics can cause intestinal blockage or mask a severe abdominal condition.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Tussionex with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Tussionex with the following:

  • Antispasmodic medications such as Bentyl and Cogentin
  • Major tranquilizers such as Thorazine and Compazine
  • Other antihistamines such as Benadryl

After taken Tussionex if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Tussionex overdose include:

  • Cardiac arrest
  • Decreased or difficult breathing
  • Extreme sleepiness leading to stupor or coma
  • Low blood pressure
  • Muscle flabbiness
  • Slow heartbeat
  • Temporary cessation of breathing

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