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Medcodin Medication - Uses and Side Effects

 

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Genetic Name

Guaifenesin and hydrocodone

Brand Names

Atuss HX.

General information

Medcodin medication is used for interim relief of cough. Guaifenesin and hydrocodone may cause dizziness or soporificness. Guaifenesin is an expectorant that helps to disengage mucus. Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever in a low-dose that suppresses a cough. This combination medication is used to cure a cough and symptoms correlated with the common cold, allergies, hay fever, sinusitis and other respiratory illnesses.

Hydrocodone is habit forming and should only be used under close direction by patients with past or contemporary alcohol or drug addiction. Anyone with a current alcohol or drug addiction should definitely avoid Hydrocodone until seeking treatment. Guaifenesin and hydrocodone passes into breast milk and may be injurious to a nursing baby. Do not take guaifenesin and hydrocodone without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. This drug may cause giddiness, drowsiness, or blurred vision; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness or clear vision such as driving or using machinery. Avoid alcoholic beverages as they may increase the risk of side effects.

Medcodin medication should not be used if you have particular medical conditions. Nausea, vomiting, constipation, dizziness, sleepiness, loss of appetite, anxiousness, dry mouth, or blurred vision is many side effect of Medcodin. If you become constipated while using this drug, confer your pharmacist for help in selecting a laxative (e.g., stimulant-type with stool softener).

Withdrawal effects may arise if guaifenesin and hydrocodone is stopped suddenly after several weeks of continuous use. Guaifenesin and hydrocodone is in the FDA pregnancy. If you are pregnant do not take guaifenesin and hydrocodone without first talking to your doctor. If you are over 65 years of age, you may be more likely to experience side effects from guaifenesin and hydrocodone.

Just like other opiates, hydrocodone is very addictive. When this drug is abused, undergoing hydrocodone dependence treatment is the only way to get one to stop taking the drug.

Side effect of Medcodin

  • Nausea.
  • vomiting.
  • Constipation.
  • Dizziness.
  • Sleepiness.
  • Loss of appetite.
  • Nervousness.
  • Dry mouth.

Medcodin Dosage

  • The dose of these medicines will be different for different patients.
  • Take this medication with or without food, usually every 4-6 hours or as directed by your doctor.

Warnings and precautions before taking Medcodin

This drug may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision; use caution enchanting in activities requiring alertness or clear vision such as driving or using machinery. If you are pregnant do not take guaifenesin and hydrocodone without first consulting to your doctor. This medication can also result in aberrant drug-seeking behavior (addiction/habit forming). Do not increase your dose, take it morehabitually or use it for a longer time than prescribed. Breast-feeding while using this drug is not prescribed. Do not use this medication in children younger than 2 years. If overdose isequivocaled, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include slowed breathing, drowsiness, deep sleep or loss of perception, cold and clammy skin, dry mouth, and slow pulse.