Vi-Q-Tuss (Oral)


Alternative to vi-q-tuss

My MD prescribed VI-Q-TUSS for a cold. It has worked wonders, and my sinuses have never been so clear. My concern is that I do not wish to become dependent on the codine in it. Is there something "over the counter" that will do much the same...
by Richard, 12/03/2006

Is is recommended to drink lots of water with this medication?

  Is is recommended to drink lots of water when taking this medication? Thanks!
by patsy oakes in Louisville, KY, 12/05/2007

vi-q-tussin question

Hello, I wanted to know how long VI-Q-Tussin stays in your system and can be detected? Another question I had was is there any type of Benzo in the tussin? Thanks...
by brandon in roanoke,va, 03/19/2008

Ingredients of Vi-Q-Tuss

Can you tell me what exactly is in VI-Q-Tuss or generic name GG/Hydrocodone syrup?
by Rena in Birmingham, AL, 01/10/2007

Could you please let me know how much can give my eight year old.

My son has been to the doctor for strep throat and he is better but now he is coughing alot and i have some of the Vi-Q-Tuss left from before but I know he weighs more now how much can I give him. He is coughing so much it sometimes makes him almost v...
by Angie in Nelsonville, Ohio, 02/02/2008

Vi-Q-Tuss (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Vi-Q-Tuss (Oral)

Vi-Q-Tuss (Oral) Medication Classification


Vi-Q-Tuss (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

Vi-Q-Tuss (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 Vi-Q-Tuss (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 Vi-Q-Tuss (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 Vi-Q-Tuss (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Vi-Q-Tuss (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.

Vi-Q-Tuss (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.

Vi-Q-Tuss (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