Hycotuss Expectorant (Oral)

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Hycotuss Oral

Can you tell me exactly what is in Hycotuss Oral?  All of the websites I have consulted list side effects, use, etc. but none give an exact list of ingredients. 
by Cheryl Thrash, 04/24/2008

Hycotuss Expectorant (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Hycotuss Expectorant (Oral)

Hycotuss Expectorant (Oral) Medication Classification


Hycotuss Expectorant (Oral) Brandname

Vi-Q-Tuss, Gani-Tuss NR, Atuss EX, Guaiatussin AC, Guiatuss AC, Mytussin AC Cough, Biotussin AC, Cheratussin AC, Guaifenesin AC, Cheracol w/Codeine, Robafen AC, Guiatuscon A.C., Cotuss-V, Codiclear DH, G-Tuss

Hycotuss Expectorant (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats cough and loosens mucus caused by throat irritation or the common cold. This medicine is a combination that contains a narcotic cough suppressant.

When To Not Use Hycotuss Expectorant (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any cold or cough medicine, codeine, hydrocodone, or any narcotic pain medicine such as Darvocet®, Percocet®, Demerol®, Roxicodone®.

How Should You Use Hycotuss Expectorant (Oral)

Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon or medicine cup.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Hycotuss Expectorant (Oral) Storage

Store Hycotuss Expectorant (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Hycotuss Expectorant (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Hycotuss Expectorant (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using narcotic medicine (such as naltrexone, Nubain®, Stadol®, Revia®), or an MAO Inhibitor (Eldepryl®, Marplan®, Nardil®, Parnate®).
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy (such as sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, or sedatives). Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

Hycotuss Expectorant (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have Addison's disease, asthma or other breathing problems, gallbladder disease, glaucoma, kidney disease, liver disease, problems with urination, stomach or intestinal problems, thyroid disorder, or if you will be having any surgery. Tell your doctor if you have a history of stroke, seizures, head injury, mental illness, alcohol abuse, or drug abuse.
  • This medicine may be habit-forming. If you feel that the medicine is not working as well, do not take more than your prescribed dose. Call your doctor for instructions. Symptoms of an overdose include: Extreme dizziness or weakness, shortness of breath, slow heartbeat, seizures, and cold, clammy skin.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • Make sure any doctor or dentist who treats you knows that you are using this medicine. This medicine may affect the results of certain medical tests.
  • Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after using this medicine for a few days. Call your doctor if you also have a high fever or sore throat.

Hycotuss Expectorant (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Allergic reaction: Itching or hives, swelling in your face or hands, swelling or tingling in your mouth or throat, chest tightness, and trouble breathing
  • Blistering, peeling, red skin rash
  • Decrease in how much or how often you urinate
  • Severe confusion or weakness, or shallow breathing
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Blurred vision
  • Feelings of extreme happiness or sadness
  • Mild skin rash or itching
  • Muscle weakness
  • Nausea, vomiting, constipation, or dry mouth

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Hycotuss Expectorant (Oral)

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Malesh, Malesh - 01/14/2014

In the early days of civilization and of this conutry as well, most people ate few fruits and vegetables of any kind. They did however eat the flesh of wild game. The fresh flesh of wild game contains large amounts of lipids (naturally occurring organic compounds-fatty acids) that were high in vitamin C, D, A, B and flavonoids (flavonoids are a large family of compounds synthesized by plants that have a common chemical structure.) The mountain men/frontiersmen of the 18th and 19th century ate no fruits or vegetables for many months of the year, if rarely at all. They never had a problem with scurvy what so ever, because they lived on wild game, consisting mostly of herbivores and their flesh contained high values of the necessary nutrients listed above as a result of constantly eating plants. Their flesh then transmitted the necessary nutrients on to those who ate of them. It is not necessary to eat anything other than they did. The key ingredient here is that the meats they ate came from fresh killed game, that was not processed in anyway, other than smoking. Those who traditionally died from scurvy did so because the meats and foods they ate had been processed considerably or contaminated, thus killing the basic ingredients for life. Those in this class were sailors or those stranded in places where fresh meat, fish, fruits or vegetables were not available. If your talking of being in a survival mode , you can grow your own plants that can be dried and later made into teas. Many teas and mint, high in the necessary nutrients you need, can be grown almost anywhere in this conutry, dried and stored in old used glass jars with tight fitting lids. This too was quite common in the early settlers of this conutry. If you are drinking fresh water and eating fresh meat, scurvy is not even a consideration. I have to admit though, I like my vegetables and I do process for storage and dry many different kinds. Variety is nice and is not outside the reach of the average person to accomplish. Those who keep chickens and rabbits for survival (or just living day to day) can and should feed them fresh hay, cut while still green and put up dried, will receive the same nutrient value.It is true: Fate favors the prepared . (Socrates) Most people in the world are not prepared for tomorrow, let alone the distant future. The same applies to the vast majority of those in this conutry. My father spoke of this 60 years ago and I thought him to be a little radical . Now, I realize he knew exactly what he was talking about. Remember one basic thing about human nature: If you possess the means to survive and live well, there are those who did not plan and they will go to any lengths to take it from you even if they have to kill you for it! History has proven this to be true, over and over again, throughout the ages. Right now in this conutry we have millions of people who have never done anything to prepare for their future, so they have elected those who will come and take it from those who have worked, saved and prepared. It's called: Sharing the Wealth the ages old story of the grasshopper and the ant comes to mind. So beware of letting anyone know you are prepared or you'll be the next target of their avarice.