Tussigon Overview: Common Use(s)
Tussigon is a cough suppressant (antitussive) for minor upper respiratory infections. It is also used as a narcotic analgesic; in other words is used to relieve pain. Generic Tussigon combination tablets or capsules are now available for purchase. Tussigon is commonly available in capsule, syrup and tablet form; and may often be compounded with other, generally less effective non-opioid compounds. If you are experiencing any of the conditions above, ask your doctor about the benefits of taking Tussigon.
Common Tussigon Side Effects
Tussigon may cause the following side effects: Dizziness, drowsiness, headache, pinpoint pupils, sweating, dry mouth, blurred vision, or constipation. There is no need for alarm if you experience any of Tussigon’s common side effects. Should you experience them for 3 full days, seek immediate professional attention. Do not try to treat Tussigon side effects on your own.
Less Common Tussigon Side Effects
Irregularly slow or fast heartbeat, cold, clammy skin, severe rash, seizures, difficulty breathing, wheezing, confusion, lightheadedness, fainting, nervousness, restlessness, or increased difficulty passing urine. Contact your prescribing physician right away once you’ve experienced any of Tussigon’s less common side effects.
What Does My Doctor Need To Know?
Before starting your Tussigon prescription, be sure to inform your doctor if you are actively trying to get pregnant, if you are breastfeeding, or if you think you may be pregnant. These conditions may change or over weigh the benefits of taking Tussigon. Seizures, lung disease, breathing difficulties, head injury, heart disease, liver disease, kidney disease, diarrhea, or any allergic or unusual reaction to Tussigon, codeine, morphine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives. Also make sure to let your doctor know if you are pregnant, breast feeding, or currently trying to become pregnant.
How To Take Tussigon
Be sure to take Tussigon pills with plenty of water and schedule your doses with regular intervals between Tussigon doses. Tussigon should be taken in accordance with the instructions listed on your Tussigon prescription bottle. Directions given by your prescribing physician always supersedes other conflicting instruction or advice. Do not stop or slow your Tussigon doses without specific instruction by your physician on how to stop safely. If this medicine is for your child, remember to ask your doctor for special instructions.
Missed A Dose of Tussigon?
You should never take double or extra doses of Tussigon. In the event that a dose has been missed, take one as soon as possible. But if your next Tussigon dose is already due, only take that next dose. Do not ever make up the doses you’ve missed by double-dosing.
Tussigon may have adverse reactions to: Certain antidepressants or tranquilizers, rifampin, medicines for treating diarrhea, medicines for treating seizures, most barbiturates, phenobarbital, alcohol, certain antihistamines used in cold medicines, medicines for treating high blood pressure, or ritonavir. Prior to taking Tussigon be sure to tell your physician if you are currently or planning on taking ANY other medications. You may also want to disclose to your doctor if you are a regular alcohol or caffeine consumer, if you’re a smoker, or a user of any other legal or illegal drugs. Any of the aforementioned may hinder your expected benefit from taking Tussigon.
What You Should Watch For While Taking Tussigon
In order to better monitor your progress, make sure to visit your doctor for regular checkups while taking Tussigon. Make an effort not to sit or stand too quickly as you may faint, feel dizziness or feel drowsy while taking Tussigon. Your body may develop a dependency to Tussigon and may affect your body for several days after you’ve stopped taking it. Do not operate heavy machinery or use vehicles of any kind until you’ve learned how Tussigon affects you. You should not consume alcohol while taking this drug. If you are scheduled for surgery in the near future, make sure your physician knows. Make sure the physician who is performing your surgery also knows that you are taking Tussigon. Certain ingredients found in other medications may change the performance of Tussigon and may also change or increase side effects.
DO NOT share Tussigon. Do not, under any circumstances, provide Tussigon to patients who don’t have their own written prescription from a licensed health care professional. This is strictly prohibited and against United States federal law.
Storing Your Tussigon Medicine
Try to keep Tussigon at room temperature; between 59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. Moisture and direct sunlight may also damage this medicine. As a safety precaution, always discard expired or unused Tussigon. Most importantly, you should store Tussigon safely out of the reach of children and in a small, childproof container.