Tussionex cough medicine

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Avatar n tn Tussionex is the strongest cough medicine you can get, and it has quite a street value due to the opiate content. It's pretty stout stuff along with the antihistamine. So yeah, you've got a little opiate withdrawal along with the antihistamine rebound that el_em mentioned. No fun for a few days and you probably won't sleep well for a few nights, but you'll get through it. Most docs don't prescribe tussionex for more than a short-term cough.
Avatar n tn I wanted to know how I could stop taking Tussionex suspension, a potent cough medicine which contains hydrocodone polistirex. I've been taking this medicine for three years now, nearly everyday, and I wanted to know if you or any of the other doctors could help me with this. I've come back to this site often since I posted that question, and nobody seemed interested in what I had to say, since there weren't any answers to my question for maybe two to three days now.
Avatar m tn Food and Drug Administration issued an alert today on the safe and correct use of Tussionex Pennkinetic Extended-Release Suspension in response to numerous reports of adverse events — including death — associated with the misuse and inappropriate use of this potent cough medication. Tussionex is a prescription cough medicine containing hydrocodone, a narcotic ingredient, and the antihistamine chlorpheniramine.
Avatar n tn I have the feeling like something is stuck in my throat and have chronic cough and throat clearing. This started one year ago when I was pregnant. I"ve been to several gastroenterologists and ENT's and had done an edoscopy. They diagnosed me with allergies, rinhitis, GERD, and then LPR (laringo pharyngeal reflux), nobody ever mentioned post nasal drip before.
Avatar n tn The only medicine that seems to controll the cough in some way is Tussionex, which is a narcotic cough suppressent and I'm on my maximum dosage of it now. It's starting not to work. If anyone has any info that might help, PLEASE let me know. I'm a student in college and this cough disrups my life. I've had to miss numerous classes from the coughing attacks.
Avatar n tn how about taking tessalon perles or something like that? i LOVE tussionex! my all time favorite cough medicine! love it!!! would cough out a lung before i would take it again though! now this is just regarding myself... for me, i have to be really careful what meds i take esp. narcotics... i will manufacture pain to give myself a free high here and there... by no means am i a martyr... i had kidney stones a few weeks ago and i had to take pain meds...
Avatar n tn I resist going out in public, and if I do, must have water or mints, or I am helpless if I have an espisode. My life is on hold, as I continue to cough, I stay at home more and more. Tussionex (cough suppressent) helps, but the dr. will not prescribe it, even though I only take 1/4 tsp every day. Please Help.
Avatar n tn Go to him with the drainage and cough, without the cough medication but bring it with you. Have him look at your throat and hear you. Take the medicine in his presence and ask him to check you in 30-45 minutes, however long you know it takes the med to work on you. You will make a believer out of him. Just make sure you find the MINIMUM dosage that works for you and ONLY take that much!!!
Avatar f tn He said it didn't need to be tapered since she was only on it for 5 days. She was also prescribed a cough medicine with codeine so she could sleep at night. When she finished the prednisone, she started wheezing. The dr diagnosed asthma as a result of this respiratory irritation & put her on medrol 32mg for 6 days with no tapering. She got worse with congestion and coughing into the 4th day, but he said the asthma disappeared. She is so tired and exhausted from all this.
Avatar n tn She doesn't cough when she's asleep. And the silent cough does not exist when she's asleep either. When she exercises the coughing gets worse although she says her throat does not tickle any worse. We have seen 4 doctors. She has taken anti-histomine for several weeks, prevacid for 3 months. No help. OTC cough medicines do nothing. The only thing that seems to reduce the tickle is a little is vicks vapor rub under her nose.
Avatar f tn until I was diagnosed with arthritis in my lower back - well as luck would have it I was prescribed Vicodin with has the same crap in it as the cough medicine Tussionex had. Well long story short I have finally come to my senses and gave it all up. I can do it...but man oh man this withdrawal is really terrible....
Avatar n tn Over the counter meds do nothing. My doctor gave me cough syrup (Tussionex) that seems to have losened everything up. I'm also on Benzonatate. It all seems to be helping, but now my nose has a constant feeling of needing to sneeze. I should not have driven myself to the doctor. It was that bad. My head was pounding, I was getting dizzy, and I felt like I was going to pass out at any minute. I can only wonder if this is a severe allergy because it only happens in the winter.
182493 tn?1348056515 my question to the forum is, can i take this extended release cough syrup for my cough and cold and consider the doses my taper doses i would be taking?? or should i just not even go there. I also have a root canal on monday and would like to save the vics i have for the pain for that. the endodontist wrote me 15 for the procedure. help whats an addict to do?? the cough syrup contains 5mg of hydrocodone per dose which i am supposed to take every 12 hours.
Avatar n tn In the meantime, as the appropriate medicines you've been given take effect, you might get some relief from a codeine containing cough suppressant or a medicine called Tussionex® (hydrocodone bitartrate and chlorpheniramine maleate). Do not be discouraged. You made an excellent decision when you decided to stop smoking. Stick with it.
Avatar n tn im am addicted to this and hycodan at the same timw for about 3 years i take about a 1 1/2 to 2 ounces of tussionex a day i have drank 3 and 4 ounces in a day many times with ease thought and put any where from 2 tsp to a whole ounce in sprit and i never dont have a cup i also take klodipin i take 2 to 4 mgs a day and take at least 100mg of lortab about ten 10mgs a day but sometimes it does reach up to 20 tens a day plus the cough syrups how bad is my withdrawl for the codiene going to be i
Avatar n tn I have had a recurrent (mostly during winter) chronic cough for about three years. Totally asymptomatic otherwise. Only known health issues are clinical depression (treated with 300mg/day of Wellbutrin SR) and anemia. No known genetic dispositions (unless you count a maternal grandmother with asthma and lung cancer), no prior exposure to toxic chemicals, no diagnosed connective tissue disorders, no pet birds. I am usually able to manage it with OTC Mucinex DM, but not this time.
Avatar f tn A neck and chest X-Rays were done, nothing. We have tried every cough medicine/home treatment you can name and they are not even taking the edge off. We went to an ENT today and he was just as baffled. He did a scope and said throat and vocal cords were normal. Ears were squeaky clean. We left today so discourage because it took two weeks to even see him and now he is referring us to a Pulmonary Doctor, who knows how long that will take. Has anyone heard of this before?
Avatar n tn As six weeks went by I realised this was no ordinary cough and my Doctor prescribed me cough medicine and a course of antibiotics because of it being suspected chest infection. Then at 8 weeks I was back at my Doctors again who gave me heartburn medicine, as I was complaining of heartburn which I feel at the time was a 'product' of all the coughing not a symptom. I was also given a asthma reliever inhaler...which I tried and does not seem to help in the slightest.
Avatar n tn About the Hycotuss, it sounds something like Tussionex which is a hydrocodone laced cough syrup. I've had it for bronchitis and pnuemonia is the past and it is pretty powerful stuff. I made the mistake of drinking the whole bottle in one day and WOW! Are you taking it now?
Avatar n tn I was totally fed up with Western Medicine, and after doing some research - found the BEST acupuncturist that practices Traditional Chinese Medicine. After the FIRST session - my cough has depleted almost 99%. After the second session - I was coughing about twice a day and it was two coughs - like a normal person. My co-workers have noticed that I'm not coughing and I can make plans for the future without saying - it depends on what I feel like.
Avatar n tn I didn't break my taper while I had brochitis or the root canal.. I stayed within my daily limits.. actually having brochitis and that extended release cough medicine made it easy.. one teaspoon every 12 hours... I didn't even think about it.. for one I was too sick to care about drugs.. I took what I was given as told.. And i have said this before... Its been sooooo long since I used the pills to get high... I have only maintained my habit for about a year..
Avatar n tn I went to see the doctor and as some of you posted, had all sorts of medicine. I've used cough syrup, antihistamine, inhaler, and now nasal spray (just started). I too have wheezing coming out of my throat. It happens on and off and can get worse and make more coughing occur. When all this began though, my throat itched and burned. The itching is incredibly bad. I almost coughed up my gut. I mean to the point of throwing up!
Avatar n tn The only medicine that seems to controll the cough in some way is Tussionex, which is a narcotic cough suppressent and I'm on my maximum dosage of it now. It's starting not to work. If anyone has any info that might help, PLEASE let me know. I'm a student in college and this cough disrups my life. I've had to miss numerous classes from the coughing attacks.
Avatar n tn ) I can go to sleep without having to cough my guts up, and although I cough still during the day it's not so much of a dry cough, it seems to be actually clearing. Maybe you should check it out. It claims to help with allergies, too. It is rather expensive in the UK but it is an American product so half the price there. Good luck guys and take care!
17611394 tn?1461726652 What ***** is that I am also sick with a terrible cold as well, and my doctor just handed me a script of the strongest cough medicine you can get-tussionex. It is an er hydrocodone syrup and it is taking everything in me not to use it. I don't want to go through withdrawals again, but I feel like I am never going to get better. My cough is keeping me up all night and no over the counter medications are helping.
436516 tn?1382388265 it helps stop the coughing. if taken with a decongestant cough medicine it helps get rid of mucus build up in the lungs. try it. it worked for me.
Avatar n tn Tried EVERYTHING (and I mean everything - homeopathic, naturapathic, western medicine, etc...)without success. Tussionex was the only thing that worked but who wants to be dependant on a cough syrup that costs $90 a bottle and is a narcotic???! After a lot of research I determined that my tonsils were the issue - not only were they useless, they were inviting constant reinfection. I resorted to having them removed 3 years ago.
Avatar n tn I finally had a CAT scan and it shows that my lungs are fine, except from some harmless scarring from prolonged coughing. Antibiotics have no effect on the cough. I've used Tussionex (codeine cough syrup) for years, but drs. don't like to prescribe it, so I use it when I can't stand it any more to make it last. The cough leaves me so exhausted, and my muscles painful, and it's almost impossible to sleep. It almost always starts the second I lie down as I have a post nasal drip.
Avatar n tn That's not JUST cough medicine. That is the ambrosia of Schedule III! Tussionex is hydrocodone delivered in a resin complex that breaks down constantly over 8 or more hours like having a built-in morphine drip. I'd rather have that stuff than Oxy. Anyway, everything you've read about Vicodin withdrawal applies to you. It's not surprising that you've got the runs. You're lucky, though, if that's your biggest problem. At least you can take care of that with an OTC med.