Tussicaps 10mg/8mg Generic Name & Formulations
Hydrocodone bitartrate 10mg, chlorpheniramine maleate 8mg; as polistirex; ext–rel caps; contains alcohol.
Antitussive + antihistamine.
Tussicaps 10mg/8mg Indications
Cough and upper respiratory symptoms.
Tussicaps 10mg/8mg Dosage and Administration
1 cap (10mg/8mg) every 12hrs; max 2caps/24hrs.
<6yrs: see Contraindications. 6–11yrs: 1 cap (5mg/4mg) every 12hrs; max 2caps/24hrs.
Tussicaps 10mg/8mg Contraindications
Children <6yrs of age (risk of fatal respiratory depression).
Tussicaps 10mg/8mg Boxed Warnings
Tussicaps 10mg/8mg Warnings/Precautions
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.
Tussicaps 10mg/8mg Pharmacokinetics
Tussicaps 10mg/8mg Interactions
Additive CNS depression with alcohol, other CNS depressants, tricyclic antidepressants, MAOIs. Paralytic ileus with concurrent anticholinergics.
Tussicaps 10mg/8mg Adverse Reactions
Nausea, vomiting, CNS and respiratory depression, ureteral and vesical sphincter spasm, chest tightness, abuse potential, anticholinergic effects, rash, pruritis.
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