chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone, Tussionex, TussiCaps, Tussionex Pennkinetic, Vituz

Pharmacy Author:
Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

GENERIC NAME: chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone

BRAND NAME: Tussionex, TussiCaps, Tussionex Pennkinetic, Vituz

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Tussionex is a combination of an antihistamine that blocks allergic reactions and reduces the production of mucus (chlorpheniramine), and a narcotic that relieves pain and cough (hydrocodone). Tussionex is a liquid that slowly releases the chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone after it is ingested.

PRESCRIBED FOR: Chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone is used for the treatment of cough and congestion associated with colds, allergies, and other infections of the lungs.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most frequent side effects of chlorpheniramine and hydrocodone include:

  • lightheadedness,
  • dizziness,
  • sedation,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • disturbed coordination, and
  • drying and thickening of oral and other respiratory secretions.

Other important side effects include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/6/2015



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Pill Finder Tool

Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill identifier tool on RxList.


Back to Medications Index