HyTan Side Effects

Generic Name: chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone

Note: This document contains side effect information about chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name HyTan.

Some side effects of HyTan may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.

For the Consumer

Applies to chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone: oral capsule extended release, oral suspension extended release

Other dosage forms:

Along with its needed effects, chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone:

Incidence not known
  • Decrease in frequency of urination
  • decrease in urine volume
  • difficult, painful, or troubled breathing
  • difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  • irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  • pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
  • tightness in the chest

Some side effects of chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

Incidence not known
  • Drowsiness
  • false or unusual sense of well-being
  • fear or nervousness
  • itching skin
  • nausea
  • rash
  • sleepiness
  • unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
  • vomiting

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone: oral capsule extended release, oral liquid, oral suspension extended release

Nervous system

Nervous system side effects have included sedation, drowsiness, mental clouding, lethargy, impairment of mental performance, anxiety, fear, dysphoria, euphoria, dizziness, psychic dependence, and mood changes.

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects have included rash and pruritus.

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, and constipation.

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects have included ureteral spasm, spasm of versicle sphincters, and urinary retention.

Respiratory

Respiratory side effects have included respiratory depression, dryness of the pharynx, and occasional tightness of the chest.

The long-acting hydrocodone-containing cough product (marketed as Tussionex Pennkinetic Extended-Release Suspension) may produce dose-related respiratory depression by acting directly on brain stem respiratory centers. Its use of been associated with fatal respiratory depression.

General

General side effects have included impairment of physical performance.

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