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Sounds Like: tussy.oh.nex

Classification: Antitussive Narcotic

Controlled Substance Act Schedule: II

Other names for Tussionex

  • hydrocodone
  • chlorpheniramine

Tussionex Addiction

Tussionex is a brand name prescription medication, made as a combination of hydrocodone and chlorpheniramine. Tussionex is used to treat the symptoms of cough and runny nose when a prescription strength medication is needed.

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Intended Use of Tussionex

Tussionex is used to treat severe cough in patients where an opioid-antitussive combo works best.

How Tussionex Is Taken

Tussionex is sold in a yellow capsule that contains 10mg of hydrocodone and 8mg of chlorpheniramine. It’s also sold primarily as a 115 mL bottle of gold-colored syrup with a spoon that can be used to measure 2.5 mL and 5 mL doses for patients.

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Side Effects of

Taking Tussionex in combination with a benzodiazepine or other central nervous system depressant can cause fatal interactions. An overdose of the opioid analgesic can cause respiratory depression, coma, coldness, and hypotension. If a severe overdose occurs, then apnea, circulatory collapse, cardiac arrest and death may occur.

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Addiction to Tussionex

Dependence and tolerance may occur in users of the drug due to the narcotic content. When used for a short period strictly for cough treatment, dependence is unlikely to develop.

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