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Tussionex is a prescription medication that contains a combination of two active ingredients: hydrocodone and chlorpheniramine. It is primarily used for the relief of cough and upper respiratory symptoms associated with allergies or the common cold.

Hydrocodone is an opioid analgesic that works by binding to opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord, reducing the perception of cough and suppressing the cough reflex. Chlorpheniramine is an antihistamine that helps to alleviate allergy symptoms, such as sneezing and runny nose, which can contribute to coughing.

Tussionex is available in an extended-release suspension form and is typically taken every 12 hours. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage instructions and duration of treatment provided by your healthcare provider.

As with other opioids, Tussionex carries a risk of side effects, including drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, and respiratory depression. It may also cause other common side effects associated with antihistamines, such as dry mouth and blurred vision. It is essential to use Tussionex as directed and to avoid alcohol and other sedating substances while taking it.

Because Tussionex contains hydrocodone, it is classified as a controlled substance due to its potential for misuse, addiction, and dependence. It should only be used under the supervision and guidance of a healthcare professional.

If you have any specific questions or concerns about Tussionex or its use, it is recommended to consult with your healthcare provider or pharmacist. They can provide you with personalised information and guidance based on your individual needs and circumstances.

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