terpin hydrate/codeine

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terpin hydrate/codeine

GENERIC NAME: TERPIN HYDRATE/CODEINE (TER-pin HI-drate WITH KO-deen)

Medication Uses | How To Use | Side Effects | Precautions | Drug Interactions | Overdose | Notes | Missed Dose | Storage

USES: Terpin hydrate helps to loosen mucus. Codeine suppresses a cough. This combination medication is used to control a cough associated with a cold or other respiratory illnesses.

HOW TO USE: Take this medication by mouth as prescribed. Be sure to follow instructions closely. Do not increase your dose or take this more often than directed. Long term or excessive use of this medication may lead to dependency. This medication is best taken with a full glass of water after a meal or snack.

SIDE EFFECTS: Drowsiness, dizziness, loss of appetite, nausea or stomach upset may occur. If any of these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. To avoid dizziness when rising from a seated or lying position, get up slowly. Notify your doctor if you develop: a slow pulse, mental confusion, mood changes, skin rash, breathing trouble. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

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PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have: lung diseases (e.g., (asthma, emphysema), depression, problems with constipation, a history of drug dependency, allergies (especially to narcotic pain medications or alcohol). Use caution performing tasks requiring alertness if this medication causes you to feel drowsy. This medication should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Since small amounts of this medication are found in breast milk, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take including: antidepressants, sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, cimetidine. This medication contains alcohol. Avoid intake of alcoholic beverages while taking this medication. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include slowed breathing, drowsiness, deep sleep or loss of consciousness, cold and clammy skin, dry mouth, and slow pulse.

NOTES: Drink plenty of fluids, especially water while taking this medication. It will help to break up mucus and clear congestion.

MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

STORAGE: Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from heat and light. Do not store in the bathroom.

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CONDITIONS OF USE: The information in this database is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of healthcare professionals. The information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions or adverse effects, nor should it be construed to indicate that use of particular drug is safe, appropriate or effective for you or anyone else. A healthcare professional should be consulted before taking any drug, changing any diet or commencing or discontinuing any course of treatment.

Reviewed on 3/2/2005
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