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(Hydrocodone / Chlorpheniramine)

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Relieves cough. Tussionex Pennkinetic (Hydrocodone / Chlorpheniramine) works well to relieve cough and allergy or cold symptoms, but since it's a schedule II (CII) drug, you’ll have to go back to the doctor if you need a refill.Coming soon.Coming soon.Coming soon.Coming soon.
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Side effects
Hydrocodone chlorpheniramineHydrometPromethazine VCCodeine guaifenesinbenzonatate

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How it works
Hydrocodone chlorpheniramineHydrometPromethazine VCCodeine guaifenesinbenzonatate
Tussionex Pennkinetic (Hydrocodone / Chlorpheniramine) is a combination medicine that treats cough, allergy, and cold symptoms. Hydrocodone is an opioid (similar to codeine) that relieves pain and works in the brain to control cough. Chlorpheniramine (an antihistamine) treats nasal allergy symptoms.Coming soon.Coming soon.Coming soon.Coming soon.
Type of medication
Hydrocodone chlorpheniramineHydrometPromethazine VCCodeine guaifenesinbenzonatate
Cough suppressant
Pain reliever
Antihistamine
Prescription only
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Available as
Hydrocodone chlorpheniramineHydrometPromethazine VCCodeine guaifenesinbenzonatate
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  • Liquid
  • Liquid extended release
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  • Liquid
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Used for (click to learn more)
Hydrocodone chlorpheniramineHydrometPromethazine VCCodeine guaifenesinbenzonatate
    • Cough - Nasal congestion
    • Cough
    • Cough
    Risk factors for serious side effects
    Hydrocodone chlorpheniramineHydrometPromethazine VCCodeine guaifenesinbenzonatate
    • Current use of medicine that affects liver enzyme CYP 3A4
    • Age 65 or greater
    • Higher doses
    • People with low thyroid hormones
    • History of lung problems
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
    • Age 65 or greater
    • Constipation
    • Taking higher doses of Tussionex Pennkinetic (Hydrocodone / Chlorpheniramine)
    • Long-term use during pregnancy
    • Breastfeeding
    • Children age 18 and younger
    • Taking more than the prescribed dose
    • Long-term use
    • History of drug abuse or mental illness.
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    Pregnancy category
    Hydrocodone chlorpheniramineHydrometPromethazine VCCodeine guaifenesinbenzonatate
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    See the FDA package insert
    Alcohol
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    Food
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    Kidneys and liver
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    Sex
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    Sleep
    • Can make you dizzy or drowsy, so avoid activities where you need to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
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    Weight
    • Tussionex Pennkinetic (Hydrocodone / Chlorpheniramine) passes into breast milk. Women with a history of long-term opioid use increase the risk of neonatal withdrawal syndrome. Symptoms in the newborn include irritability, vomiting, diarrhea, tremor, and lack of weight gain. Opioid withdrawal in infants is a life-threatening emergency and needs immediate medical care.
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    Upsides and benefits
    Hydrocodone chlorpheniramineHydrometPromethazine VCCodeine guaifenesinbenzonatate
    • Tussionex Pennkinetic (Hydrocodone / Chlorpheniramine) is a combination opioid (hydrocodone) and antihistamine (chlorpheniramine) medicine that relieves cough and upper respiratory (nose, throat, and sinus) symptoms.
    • The long-acting forms (suspension and capsule) are best if you need all-day relief. The shorter acting solution is a good choice if you need it to work faster.
    • In addition to relieving your cough, it may help you fall asleep easier.
    • The antihistamine, chlorpheniramine, can help dry out your nose and prevent cough from post-nasal drip.
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    Downsides and risks
    Hydrocodone chlorpheniramineHydrometPromethazine VCCodeine guaifenesinbenzonatate
    • Tussionex Pennkinetic (Hydrocodone / Chlorpheniramine) is a controlled substance (CII) because it contains hydrocodone, a medicine with a high risk of abuse. You'll need to keep it in a safe place to avoid it being taken by others.
    • Constipation is very common, so you'll need to drink enough water and stool softeners while on it.
    • All opioid medicines have the risk of causing physical dependence and withdrawal when you stop using it.
    • None of the dosage forms of Tussionex Pennkinetic (Hydrocodone / Chlorpheniramine) are safe to give to children younger than 6 years. It can cause really slow breathing in children that can lead to death.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    Hydrocodone chlorpheniramineHydrometPromethazine VCCodeine guaifenesinbenzonatate
    • It’s available in different dosage forms. Tussionex suspension and TussiCaps capsules are long-acting and dosed every 12 hours, while Vituz is short-acting and dosed every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
    • Can make you dizzy or drowsy, so avoid activities where you need to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
    • To prevent taking too much, use the oral syringe that comes with the solution and don’t use a household teaspoon or tablespoon.
    • Constipation is common, so drink lots of water and use stool softeners if necessary.
    • Use it for the shortest time possible, since it can cause dependence.
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