Ditussin-HC Side Effects
Generic Name: chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone / phenylephrine
Note: This document contains side effect information about chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone / phenylephrine. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ditussin-HC.
For the Consumer
Applies to chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone / phenylephrine: oral liquid
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medicine and call your doctor at once if you have:
pounding heartbeats or fluttering in your chest;
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
severe anxiety, confusion, fear;
painful or difficult urination;
little or no urinating; or
dangerously high blood pressure--severe headache, blurred vision, pounding in your neck or ears, nosebleed, anxiety, confusion, severe chest pain, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeats.
Side effects such as dry mouth, constipation, and confusion may be more likely in older adults.
Common side effects may include:
blurred vision; or
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone / phenylephrine: oral liquid, oral syrup
Cardiovascular side effects have included hypertension, postural hypotension, tachycardia, and palpitations.[Ref]
Genitourinary side effects have included ureteral spasm, spasm of vesical sphincters, and urinary retention.[Ref]
Nervous system side effects have included sedation, drowsiness, mental clouding, lethargy, impairment of mental and physical performance, anxiety, fear, dysphoria, and dizziness.[Ref]
Psychiatric side effects have included psychic dependence and mood changes.[Ref]
Ocular side effects have included blurred vision.[Ref]
Gastrointestinal side effects have included nausea and vomiting.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Tusana-D (chlorpheniramine / hydrocodone / phenylephrine)." Cypress Pharmaceutical Inc, Madison, MS.
Some side effects of Ditussin-HC may not be reported. Always consult your doctor or healthcare specialist for medical advice. You may also report side effects to the FDA.
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