Hydro-Tussin Hc (Oral)


Questions | Reviews ***

Expiration Date


what is the shelf life past the exp date and are there any risks involved with taking it?
by Joshua Shelton, 11/12/2006

My 4 month old taking hydro tussin hc liquid


A LOCAL DOCTOR HERE GAVE MY FOUR MONTH OLD DAUGHTER THIS MEDICINE FOR HER COLD AND COUGH. I AM JUST WONDERING IS IT SAFE TO GIVE SUCH A STRONG MEDICINE TO A CHILD SO YOUNG? HE GAVE HER A DOSAGE OF 1/2 TEASPOON EVERY 6 HOURS. SHE JUST SEEMED TO BE SO O...
by Kim in Magee, MS, 02/15/2006

Taking Hydro-Tussin HC


My wife is wanting to take some of my Hydro-tussin that I was prescribed when I had the flu this year, but we are not sure if it has codeine in it. She has a mild allergy to codeine. We have been looking for a good cough suppressant to help her with h...
by Crystal G. in Stuttgart, Arkansas, 03/04/2007

Hydro-tussin and breast feeding


I am breast feeding and taking this medicine, is it safe for my 7 week old? It was the pediatrician that perscribed it, but did not tell me anything to watch for in my newborn. The dose is 1/2 teaspoon every four hours or as needed and i only take it ...
by Julie in TN, 09/11/2006

Hydro-Tussin Hc (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Hydro-Tussin Hc (Oral)

Hydro-Tussin Hc (Oral) Medication Classification

ANTIHISTAMINE/DECONGESTANT/ANTITUSSIVE (By mouth)

Hydro-Tussin Hc (Oral) Brandname

Atuss DR, Tanafed DMX, Rondec DM, Anaplex DM, Xiratuss, Balamine DM, Tri-Vent DPC, Triaminic Night Time, Quad Tann, Rentamine, Rynatuss, Tussi-12D, C-Tanna 12D, Biodec DM, Tuss-DM

Hydro-Tussin Hc (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats sneezing, runny nose, stuffy nose, and cough caused by hay fever, colds, or flu.

When To Not Use Hydro-Tussin Hc (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to any cough or cold medicine. You should not use this medicine if you have taken an MAO inhibitor such as Nardil®, Marplan®, Eldepryl®, or Parnate® within the past 14 days.

How Should You Use Hydro-Tussin Hc (Oral)

Capsule, Liquid Filled Capsule, Tablet, Fizzy Tablet, Chewable Tablet, Liquid

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • If you are using this medicine without a prescription, follow the instructions on the medicine label.
  • Completely chew any chewable tablet before swallowing it. Swallow any other tablet or capsule whole. Do not crush, break, or chew.
  • Measure the oral liquid with a marked medicine spoon, oral syringe, medicine cup, or medicine dropper. You might need to shake the medicine before you use it.
  • If you use powder or effervescent tablet, stir the medicine into water and drink it right away. You must use at least 4 ounces (1/2 cup) of water to dissolve the effervescent tablet. Do not keep any mixture to take later.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to use your medicine, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to use the medicine and skip the missed dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Hydro-Tussin Hc (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Hydro-Tussin Hc (Oral)

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

  • Avoid drinking alcohol or using any other medicines that make you sleepy. These include sleeping pills, other cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain relievers, and sedatives.

Hydro-Tussin Hc (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, seizure disorders, asthma, emphysema, an enlarged prostate, urinary blockage, or an overactive thyroid.
  • This medicine might contain phenylalanine (aspartame). This is only a concern if you have a disorder called phenylketonuria (a problem with amino acids). Talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • If your symptoms do not improve within 7 days or if they get worse, call your doctor. If you have a severe sore throat, fever, or thick yellow or green mucus, call your doctor.
  • This medicine can make you drowsy or restless. Avoid taking at bedtime if it makes you restless. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • Some brands of this medicine may contain alcohol. Read the label carefully or ask your pharmacist so you know what is in your product.
  • Children may be more sensitive to this medicine than adults, especially if they take too much. Always read the medicine label closely so you give your child the right amount. Ask your pharmacist or doctor if you are not sure how much medicine to give your child.

Hydro-Tussin Hc (Oral) Side Effects

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

  • Fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Severe headache
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Dry mouth, nose, or throat
  • Nausea
  • Trouble urinating

Hydro-Tussin Hc (Oral) Ratings

Overall Rating:

3.0***

 

(based on 3 reviews)

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