Cough and cold:

Indications for TUSSICAPS 10mg/8mg:

Cough and upper respiratory symptoms.


1 cap (10mg/8mg) every 12hrs; max 2caps/24hrs.


<6yrs: see Contraindications. 6–11yrs: 1 cap (5mg/4mg) every 12hrs; max 2caps/24hrs.


Children <6yrs of age (risk of fatal respiratory depression).


Respiratory depression. Post–op. Pulmonary disease. Head injury. Increased intracranial pressure. Glaucoma. Asthma. GI or GU obstruction. Acute abdomen. Severe hepatic or renal impairment. Hypothyroidism. Addison's disease. Elderly. Debilitated. Labor & delivery. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

See Also:

Pharmacologic Class:

Antitussive + antihistamine.


Additive CNS depression with alcohol, other CNS depressants, tricyclic antidepressants, MAOIs. Paralytic ileus with concurrent anticholinergics.

Adverse Reactions:

Nausea, vomiting, CNS and respiratory depression, ureteral and vesical sphincter spasm, chest tightness, abuse potential, anticholinergic effects, rash, pruritis.

How Supplied:

Caps—20, 100