TussiCaps 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 TussiCaps.
Some side effects of TussiCaps 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 liquid, oral solution
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
- Abdominal or stomach cramps or pain
- decrease in the frequency or amount of urination
- difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
- spasm of the throat
- tightness of the chest
- trouble breathing
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone:Symptoms of overdose
- Blurred vision
- chest pain or discomfort
- cold and clammy skin
- dizziness, faintness, or lightheadedness when getting up suddenly from a lying or sitting position
- extreme sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
- irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
- no muscle tone or movement
- pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin
- slow or irregular heartbeat
- unusual tiredness or weakness
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:More common
- Anxiety or irritability
- dry mouth
- irregular heartbeats
- sleepiness or unusual drowsiness
- Acid or sour stomach
- chills or fever
- fast heartbeat
- flushing or redness of the skin
- hives or welts
- itching skin or rash
- stomach discomfort or upset
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone: oral capsule extended release, oral liquid, oral suspension extended release
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 side effects have included rash and pruritus.
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea, vomiting, and constipation.
Genitourinary side effects have included ureteral spasm, spasm of versicle sphincters, and urinary retention.
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 side effects have included impairment of physical performance.
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