Tussionex is a prescription medicine used to treat symptoms, such as sneezing, coughing, and runny or stuffy nose, generally caused by the common cold or flu. However, this medication may be used for other purposes as directed by your physician. This is a very powerful medication and you don’t want to take too much, it’s extremely dangerous.
Tussionex Contains Narcotics
This medication consists of chlorpheniramine, which is an antihistamine, and hydrocodone which is a narcotic cough suppressant that is available by prescription only. Taking more of this medication than prescribed can result in life threatening side effects, and possibly an overdose. There’s been a huge increase in users getting this cough syrup and getting high off of it. This is very dangerous, and is referred to as “sippin’ on some syrup”. There’s even been rap songs rapping about this activity.
Prescription Only Use
Although Tussionex is only available by prescription, it is possible for some individuals to use it more than prescribed in order to get high off of the hydrocodone it contains, which is a narcotic. However, getting high can be very dangerous and may have life long side effects which may be fatal. There have been deaths reported from overdoses. We don’t know how true this really is, but we are working on finding out if in fact it is true.
The Side Effects
Tussionex side effects may include confusion, hallucinations, unusual behavior, painful urination, infrequent urination or no urinating at all, chest tightness, and weak or shallow breathing. These are the more serious side effects and if any are being experienced while taking this medicine, it is detrimental to seek medical attention immediately in order to prevent an overdose. Other less harmful side effects may include mild itching or a skin rash, dry mouth, constipation or nausea, sweating, mood changes, dizziness, drowsiness, or trouble concentrating, and blurred vision. There are other side effects that are not mentioned which may be bothersome. Any bothersome side effects should be reported to your primary care physician.
It is important to inform your doctor of any medications that you are currently taking because mixing Tussionex with other medications, such as bladder or urinary medications can be dangerous. It is also detrimental to inform your doctor if you have an allergy to hydrocodone as this is life threatening. You should never share your medication with anyone, and you should always properly measure the medication as to prevent taking more than prescribed.
Use Extreme Caution
Individuals who have never taken this medication before should use extreme caution while on this medication. While taking this medication if experience any unusual or disturbing side effects, then you should stop taking this medication immediately and report these effects to your primary care physician. Your doctor may want to take you off of the medication and put you on something that isn’t as strong, or may want to lower your dosage.
Conclusion About Tussionex
So, if you have recently been prescribed Tussionex to treat symptoms caused by the common cold or flu then it is detrimental to your health for you to take this medication as prescribed, and not to share this medicine with anyone else.