Tussizone-12 RF (Oral)

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use by date

The drug was prescribed last year and expiration date is 5/26/06. Can I still safely use this for a cough?
by Vilma in Mays Landing, N.J., 10/17/2006

tussizone and benadryl

With my cold I feel like my throat is getting clogged up with mucus and it causes me to choke with this medication help this or will it make it worse. Thank You, Lydna Zagone
by lynda in Angleton, Texas, 12/02/2005

Tussizone-12 RF (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Tussizone-12 RF (Oral)

Tussizone-12 RF (Oral) Medication Classification


Tussizone-12 RF (Oral) Brandname

Tussi-12, Coricidin Cough & Cold Maximum Strength, Tricodene, Romilar DM, Scot-Tussin DM, C-Tanna 12, Tannate 12 S, Tussi-12 S, Tussizone-12 RF, Tannic-12 S, Tannihist-12 RF, Tana T-12, Trionate, Respi-TANN, Tannic-12

Tussizone-12 RF (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Treats runny nose, sneezing, watery eyes, and cough caused by the common cold or flu.

When To Not Use Tussizone-12 RF (Oral)

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

How Should You Use Tussizone-12 RF (Oral)

Liquid, Tablet

  • 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.
  • Measure the oral liquid medicine with a marked measuring spoon, oral syringe, or medicine cup.
  • 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 Tussizone-12 RF (Oral) Storage

Store Tussizone-12 RF (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Tussizone-12 RF (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Tussizone-12 RF (Oral)

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

  • Do not use any other medicines that make you sleepy. These include sleeping pills, narcotic pain relievers, and sedatives.

Tussizone-12 RF (Oral) Warnings

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, talk to your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, glaucoma, an enlarged prostate, seizure disorder, asthma, emphysema, 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.
  • This medicine may make you drowsy. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.
  • Some liquid cough medicines contain alcohol.
  • Call your doctor if your symptoms get worse after 2 or 3 days of treatment, or if they do not improve after 7 days. Also call if you develop a severe sore throat or fever; or cough up thick yellow mucus.
  • Children may be more sensitive to this medicine than adults, especially if they take too much medicine. Always read medicine labels carefully and give your child the right amount. Ask your pharmacist if you are not sure how much medicine to use.

Tussizone-12 RF (Oral) Side Effects

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

  • Fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat
  • Trouble breathing
  • Extreme weakness
  • Skin rash, hives, or itching
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Drowsiness or dizziness
  • Dry mouth, nose, or throat
  • Sunburn (use a sunscreen)
  • Trouble urinating
  • Confusion
  • Thickened mucus

Tussizone-12 RF (Oral) Ratings

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Tussizone-12 RF (Oral)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: **

Overall Satisfaction: *****


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