Side Effects of Hydrocodone Polistirex/Chlorpheniramine Polistirex

Although most people do not experience problems while using hydrocodone polistirex/chlorpheniramine polistirex, side effects are possible. Common ones include dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea. Serious problems have also been known to occur with this medication. Notify your healthcare provider right away if you experience problems urinating, severe constipation, difficulty breathing, or any other potentially dangerous side effects.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Hydrocodone Polistirex/Chlorpheniramine Polistirex

Just like any medicine, hydrocodone polistirex/chlorpheniramine polistirex (Tussionex® Pennkinetic®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible hydrocodone polistirex/chlorpheniramine polistirex side effects. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Hydrocodone Polistirex/Chlorpheniramine Polistirex Side Effects

Some possible side effects with hydrocodone polistirex/chlorpheniramine polistirex are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
    • Difficulty swallowing
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty breathing, including shallow or slow breaths
  • Severe constipation
  • Severe drowsiness
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Changes in mood, including feeling depressed or unusually pleasant
  • Feeling very anxious or fearful
  • The urge to take more of this medicine than prescribed or for a nonmedical purpose.
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