What is Tussionex suspension ?
Tussionex suspension is an extended release oral suspension containing a combination of of chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone.
- Chlorpheniramine 8mg is an antihistamine that reduces the effects of natural chemical histamine in the body. Histamine can produce symptoms of sneezing, itching, watery eyes, and runny nose;
- Hydrocodone 10mg is a narcotic cough suppressant. So It affects the signals in the brain that trigger cough reflex.
Tussionex is also part of the Antihistamine / Opioid Combinations class and treats Allergic Rhinitis, Cold Symptoms, and Cough. Antihistamine / opioid combinations are used to treat cough and cold symptoms. They work by suppressing the cough and blocking histamine which causes the symptoms of stuffy nose, runny nose, itchy throat, and also sneezing.
Available in the following dosage forms:
Suspension, Extended Release
Capsule, Extended Release
US Brand Name
Pennkinetic Extended-Release Suspension, equivalent to 10 mg hydrocodone bitartrate and also 8 mg chlorpheniramine maleate per 5 mL, a gold-colored suspension available as:
Why to buy Tussionex suspension ( Indication and use)
indicated for the treatment of exhausting or non-productive cough; associated with cold or with upper respiratory allergic condition that does not respond to non-narcotic antitussives.
Geriatrics (> 65 years of age)
In general, dose selection for an elderly patient should be cautious, usually starting at the low end of the dosing range, reflecting the greater frequency of decreased hepatic, renal, or cardiac function, concomitant disease or other drug therapy .
Pediatrics (< 18 years of age)
TUSSIONEX is not indicated for use in patients younger than 18 years of age because of the risk of opioid toxicity due to the variable and unpredictable metabolism of hydrocodone to hydromorphone and because the benefits of symptomatic treatment of cough associated with allergies or the common cold do not outweigh the risks for use of hydrocodone in these patients.
Tussionex PennKinetic side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction to Tussionex PennKinetic: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat also .