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If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Tussionex, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Tussionex side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Tussionex.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Tussionex side effects are:
BLOOD SUGAR ELEVATION (1 reports)

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Tussionex Side Effects reported to FDA

The following Tussionex reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
The FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Tussionex on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has identified a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

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Hyperhidrosis, Hypoaesthesia Facial, Pruritus, Rash
on Jan 19, 2010 Male from UNITED STATES , weighting 165.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Tussionex Pennkinetic. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tussionex side effects: hyperhidrosis, hypoaesthesia facial, pruritus, rash. Tussionex Pennkinetic dosage: 1 Teaspoon 12 Hours Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Arrhythmia, Cyanosis, Hypotension, Myocardial Infarction, Somnolence, Thrombosis
Patient was taking Tussionex. Patient felt the following Tussionex side effects: arrhythmia, cyanosis, hypotension, myocardial infarction, somnolence, thrombosis on Jun 08, 2009 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 54 years of age, weighting 203.4 lb, was diagnosed with and. Tussionex dosage: 5 Ml Prn Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Arrhythmia, Cyanosis, Hypotension, Myocardial Infarction, Nausea, Somnolence, Tachycardia
Adverse event was reported on May 26, 2009 by a Female taking Tussionex (Dosage: 5 Ml Prn Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 54 years of age, weighting 203.4 lb, After Tussionex was administered, patient encountered several Tussionex side effects: arrhythmia, cyanosis, hypotension, myocardial infarction, nausea, somnolence, tachycardia.

Accidental Overdose, Loss Of Consciousness, Respiratory Distress
on May 19, 2009 Male from UNITED STATES , 37 years of age, weighting 184.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Tussionex. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tussionex side effects: accidental overdose, loss of consciousness, respiratory distress. Tussionex dosage: 120 Ml /d Po.
Associated medications used:


Pharyngeal Oedema
on Apr 03, 2009 Female from UNITED STATES , 41 years of age, was treated with Tussionex. Patient felt the following Tussionex side effects: pharyngeal oedema. Tussionex dosage: N/A.

Blood Pressure Increased, Colitis, Heart Rate Increased
Patient was taking Tussionex. After Tussionex was administered, patient encountered several Tussionex side effects: blood pressure increased, colitis, heart rate increased on Feb 20, 2009 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 64 years of age, weighting 151.9 lb, was diagnosed with and. Tussionex dosage: 1 Df 2/d Po.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Bronchitis, Candidiasis, Choking, Pneumonia, Sinusitis
Adverse event was reported on Jan 15, 2009 by a Female taking Tussionex (Dosage: 5 Ml 2/d Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 67 years of age, weighting 178.4 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tussionex side effects: bronchitis, candidiasis, choking, pneumonia, sinusitis.
Associated medications used:
  • Cymbalta
  • Benicar
  • Ambien Cr
  • Spironolactone
  • Prevacid
  • Lovaza
  • Vitamin D
  • Flax Oil
Patient was hospitalized.

Anaphylactic Reaction
on Nov 18, 2008 Female from UNITED STATES , 44 years of age, weighting 179.9 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Tussionex. Patient felt the following Tussionex side effects: anaphylactic reaction. Tussionex dosage: 2/d Po.

Cough, Dizziness, Feeling Abnormal, Incorrect Dose Administered, Insomnia, Sluggishness, Somnolence
on Dec 01, 2008 Female from UNITED STATES , 37 years of age, weighting 125.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Tussionex. After Tussionex was administered, patient encountered several Tussionex side effects: cough, dizziness, feeling abnormal, incorrect dose administered, insomnia, sluggishness, somnolence. Tussionex dosage: 5ml.

Face Oedema, Oedema Peripheral, Poisoning, Rash, Urticaria
Patient was taking Tussionex. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tussionex side effects: face oedema, oedema peripheral, poisoning, rash, urticaria on Sep 04, 2008 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , 19 years of age, weighting 122.2 lb, was diagnosed with and. Tussionex dosage: 5 Ml /d Po.

Face Oedema, Oedema Peripheral, Pruritus, Urticaria
Adverse event was reported on Jul 23, 2008 by a Female taking Tussionex (Dosage: 5 Ml /d Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 19 years of age, weighting 122.2 lb, Patient felt the following Tussionex side effects: face oedema, oedema peripheral, pruritus, urticaria.

Benign Neoplasm, Blood Pressure Increased, Fall, Headache, Loss Of Consciousness, Renal Failure
on Jul 07, 2008 Male from UNITED STATES , 62 years of age, weighting 189.5 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Tussionex. After Tussionex was administered, patient encountered several Tussionex side effects: benign neoplasm, blood pressure increased, fall, headache, loss of consciousness, renal failure. Tussionex dosage: 2/d Po. Patient was hospitalized.

Chest Pain, Dyspnoea
on Jul 01, 2008 Male from UNITED STATES , 46 years of age, weighting 165.3 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Tussionex. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tussionex side effects: chest pain, dyspnoea. Tussionex dosage: 5 Ml 2/d Po.
Associated medications used: Patient was hospitalized.


Patient was taking Tussionex. on Jun 24, 2008 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , child 3 years of age, weighting 32.00 lb, was diagnosed with and. Tussionex dosage: N/A.

Oedema Peripheral, Urticaria
Adverse event was reported on Jan 22, 2008 by a Female taking Tussionex (Dosage: 5 Ml /d Po) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 19 years of age, After Tussionex was administered, patient encountered several Tussionex side effects: oedema peripheral, urticaria.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Blood Glucose Increased
on Oct 10, 2007 Male from UNITED STATES , 80 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Tussionex. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tussionex side effects: blood glucose increased. Tussionex dosage: 10 Mg 2/d Po.


on Jul 17, 2007 Female from UNITED STATES , 52 years of age, was treated with Tussionex. . Tussionex dosage: N/A.

Accidental Overdose, Alcohol Use, Bronchopneumonia, Choking, Pulmonary Congestion, Pulmonary Oedema
Patient was taking Tussionex. After Tussionex was administered, patient encountered several Tussionex side effects: accidental overdose, alcohol use, bronchopneumonia, choking, pulmonary congestion, pulmonary oedema on Apr 20, 2007 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Male , 21 years of age, . Tussionex dosage: N/A.

Accidental Overdose, Brain Oedema, Pulmonary Congestion, Pulmonary Oedema
Adverse event was reported on Apr 20, 2007 by a Male taking Tussionex (Dosage: N/A) . Location: UNITED STATES , 23 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tussionex side effects: accidental overdose, brain oedema, pulmonary congestion, pulmonary oedema.

Conversion Disorder, Paralysis, Vision Blurred
on Oct 18, 2006 Female from UNITED STATES , 44 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Tussionex. Patient felt the following Tussionex side effects: conversion disorder, paralysis, vision blurred. Tussionex dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken: Patient was hospitalized.

Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Overdose, Respiratory Depression
on Jul 31, 2006 Male from UNITED STATES , child 6 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Tussionex. After Tussionex was administered, patient encountered several Tussionex side effects: cardio-respiratory arrest, overdose, respiratory depression. Tussionex dosage: 2.5 Ml 2/d Po.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Arrhythmia, Cardiac Disorder, Hypertrophy, Pericarditis, Pulmonary Congestion, Pulmonary Oedema, Viral Infection
Patient was taking Tussionex. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tussionex side effects: arrhythmia, cardiac disorder, hypertrophy, pericarditis, pulmonary congestion, pulmonary oedema, viral infection on Jul 24, 2006 from UNITED STATES Additional patient health information: Female , child 11 years of age, was diagnosed with and. Tussionex dosage: Once Po.
Associated medications used:

Abdominal Pain Upper, Vomiting
Adverse event was reported on Jul 26, 2006 by a Female taking Tussionex (Dosage: 1 Tsp X1 Dose Oral [one Dose Only]) was diagnosed with and. Location: UNITED STATES , 53 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, Patient felt the following Tussionex side effects: abdominal pain upper, vomiting.

Cardio-respiratory Arrest, Loss Of Consciousness, Overdose, Respiratory Depression
on Jun 15, 2006 Male from UNITED STATES , child 6 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Tussionex. After Tussionex was administered, patient encountered several Tussionex side effects: cardio-respiratory arrest, loss of consciousness, overdose, respiratory depression. Tussionex dosage: 2.5 Ml 2/d Po.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:

Overdose
on May 25, 2006 Male from UNITED STATES , child 6 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Tussionex. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Tussionex side effects: overdose. Tussionex dosage: 2.5 Ml 2/d Po.
Associated medications used:
  • .
  • Azithromax (Po)


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Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

Alternative TUSSIONEX Names:HYDROCODO

Active Ingredient: CHLORPHEN

More About Tussionex

Side Effects reported to FDA: 55

Tussionex safety alerts: 2008

Reported deaths: 23

Reported hospitalizations: 19

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.

[April 16, 2008 - Dear Healthcare Provider Letter - UCB]
[March 11, 2008 - Drug Information Page - FDA]
[March 11, 2008 - Public Health Advisory - FDA]
[January 2008 - Prescribing Information - UCB]

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