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

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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.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/6/2015

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