• Cough and cold

Flowtuss Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Hydrocodone bitartrate 2.5mg, guaifenesin 200mg; per 5mL; oral soln; black raspberry flavor.

Pharmacological Class

Antitussive + expectorant.

How Supplied

Soln—118mL, 473mL

Generic Availability


Flowtuss Indications


Cough and to loosen mucus associated with the common cold.

Flowtuss Dosage and Administration


Use accurate measuring device. ≥18yrs: 10mL every 4–6hrs. Max 6 doses (60mL) in 24hrs.


<18yrs: not established.

Flowtuss Contraindications


During or within 14 days of MAOIs.

Flowtuss Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Flowtuss Warnings/Precautions


Risks from concomitant benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants (see Interactions). Discontinue if respiratory depression occurs. Abuse potential (monitor). Avoid in head injury, other intracranial lesions or pre-existing increase in intracranial pressure. Acute abdomen. Persistent or chronic cough (eg, smoking, asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema) or if excessive phlegm: not recommended. Diabetes. Thyroid disorders. Addison's disease. Prostatic hypertrophy. Urethral stricture. Asthma. Severe hepatic or renal impairment. Elderly. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Flowtuss Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Flowtuss Interactions


See Contraindications. Increased risk of respiratory depression, sedation with benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants (eg, opioids, antihistamines, antipsychotics, anxiolytics, alcohol); avoid. May affect or be affected by MAOIs, TCAs. Paralytic ileus may occur with anticholinergics.

Flowtuss Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

Dizziness, headache, sedation, nausea, decreased blood pressure; respiratory depression.

Flowtuss Clinical Trials

See Literature

Flowtuss Note

Not Applicable

Flowtuss Patient Counseling

See Literature