Hydrocodone Polistirex/Chlorpheniramine Polistirex Dosage
Your age and other medications you are taking will help your healthcare provider determine the appropriate dosage of hydrocodone polistirex/chlorpheniramine. For adults and children as young as 12 years old, the typical dose is 5 mL taken every 12 hours. However, young children and elderly people may need lower amounts, as they are more likely to experience side effects from the drug.
An Introduction Dosing With Hydrocodone Polistirex/Chlorpheniramine PolistirexThe dose of hydrocodone polistirex/chlorpheniramine polistirex (Tussionex® Pennkinetic®) your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
- Your age
- Other medications you are taking
- How you respond to hydrocodone polistirex/chlorpheniramine polistirex.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
Hydrocodone Polistirex/Chlorpheniramine Polistirex Dosage for Cough and Upper Respiratory SymptomsIn adults and children 12 years of age and older, the usual recommended dose of hydrocodone polistirex/chlorpheniramine polistirex for relieving a cough and other upper respiratory symptoms caused by allergies and the common cold is 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) every 12 hours. You should not take more than 10 mL (2 teaspoonfuls) in a 24-hour period.
Older adults, who may be more sensitive to hydrocodone polistirex/chlorpheniramine polistirex side effects, may need a lower amount or less frequent dosing.
In children 6 to 11 years of age, the usual recommended hydrocodone polistirex/chlorpheniramine polistirex dosage is 2.5 mL (1/2 teaspoonful) every 12 hours. Children should not take more than 5 mL (1 teaspoonful) in a 24-hour period. This medicine should not be used in children younger than age 6.