Tussionex Side Effects
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Alternative TUSSIONEX Names:HYDROCODO
Active Ingredient: CHLORPHEN
Side Effects reported to FDA: 51. View Tussionex Adverse Reports
Tussionex safety alerts: 2008
Reported deaths: 20
Reported hospitalizations: 17
Long-Acting Hydrocodone-Containing Cough Product (marketed as Tussionex Pennkinetic Extended-Release Suspension)
Audience: Healthcare professionals, pharmacists, patients
[UPDATE 04/24/2008] Dear Healthcare Professional Letter issued by UCB, Inc.
[Posted 03/11/2008] FDA informed healthcare professionals of life-threatening adverse events and death in patients, including children, who have received Tussionex Pennkinetic Extended-Release Suspension (Tussionex). The reports indicate that healthcare professionals have prescribed Tussionex for patients younger than the approved age group of 6 years old and older, and more frequently than the labeled dosing interval of every 12 hours. Tussionex is contraindicated for use in patients less than 6 years of age because of their susceptibility to life-threatening and fatal respiratory depression.
Patients have administered the incorrect dose due to misinterpretation of the dosing directions, and have used inappropriate devices to measure the suspension. Overdose of Tussionex in older children, adolescents, and adults has also been associated with life-threatening and fatal respiratory depression. Prescribers should be familiar with the dosing recommendations of Tussionex before prescribing. In addition, patients and caregivers should use a properly marked measuring device to measure Tussionex to prevent overdose.
Tussionex Adverse Reactions
Overdose ( 5 Reports)|Death ( 4 Reports)|Pneumonia ( 4 Reports)|Accidental Overdose ( 3 Reports)|Arrhythmia ( 3 Reports)|Emotional Distress ( 3 Reports)|Headache ( 3 Reports)|Incorrect Dose Administered ( 3 Reports)|Loss Of Consciousness ( 3 Reports)|Oedema Peripheral ( 3 Reports)|Pulmonary Congestion ( 3 Reports)|Pulmonary Oedema ( 3 Reports)|Respiratory Depression ( 3 Reports)|Somnolence ( 3 Reports)|Urticaria ( 3 Reports)|Anxiety ( 2 Reports)|Blood Pressure Increased ( 2 Reports)|Cardio-respiratory Arrest ( 2 Reports)|Chest Pain ( 2 Reports)|Choking ( 2 Reports)|Cholecystectomy ( 2 Reports)|Cholecystitis Chronic ( 2 Reports)|Cyanosis ( 2 Reports)|Deep Vein Thrombosis ( 2 Reports)|Dyspepsia ( 2 Reports)|Dysphagia ( 2 Reports)|Dyspnoea ( 2 Reports)|Face Oedema ( 2 Reports)|Fall ( 2 Reports)|Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease ( 2 Reports)|