Hydrocodone Polistirex/Chlorpheniramine Polistirex Drug Information
If you have a cough or other upper respiratory symptoms caused by allergies or the common cold, you may benefit from hydrocodone polistirex/chlorpheniramine polistirex (Tussionex® Pennkinetic®). This product is an extended-release liquid medication that is taken twice daily, with about 12 hours between doses.
Hydrocodone polistirex/chlorpheniramine polistirex contains two drugs -- a narcotic cough suppressant and an antihistamine. It can help relieve and prevent symptoms such as runny nose, sneezing, and coughing. Possible side effects may include dizziness, drowsiness, and constipation.
Before starting treatment with hydrocodone polistirex/chlorpheniramine polistirex, make sure to review the safety information for this drug. For example, if you have asthma, lung disease, or a history of drug or alcohol dependence, this product may not be the best choice for you. Also, you may not be able to safely use this medicine if you are taking certain medications, including nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(For more information about this drug, click Hydrocodone Polistirex/Chlorpheniramine Polistirex. This article offers detailed information on the medication's safety and effectiveness, dosing guidelines, abuse potential, and more.)