Tussionex is the liquid form of hydrocodone, a narcotic pain reliever available by prescription. All prescription drugs, including Tussionex, carry the risk for side effects. Some may be mild while others can be more severe. Hydrocodone is often combined with other drugs to fight mild to moderate pain and to suppress a chronic cough. These include Vicodin, Lortab and Vicoprofen. All of these medications containing the opiate-based hydrocodone carry similar side effects although patients may experience some that are not listed in the medication’s prescription label. All narcotic analgesics have the potential to be abused and lead to tolerance, addiction, withdrawal and the need for medical detox. Not everyone will experience the same side effects when taking Tussionex. Patients should read the label carefully to avoid complications, interactions and overdose. The label also details possible side effects that may occur.
Tussionex Side Effects and Other Warnings
Constipation is one of the most common problems for those taking Tussionex and other opiates. An allergic reaction is also possible and signs to watch for include rash, wheezing, difficult breathing, closing of the throat, hives or swelling of the lips, face, tongue or throat. More widely reported side effects include weakness, trouble sleeping, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, flushing of the skin and blurred vision. Tussionex should be taken exactly as prescribed to avoid serious effects. Altering the dose in any way can be dangerous. Those who have been addicted to alcohol or drugs can be more prone to opiate addiction. Taking it with alcohol can cause slowed breathing. Drowsiness can be magnified by patients who take Tussionex with other narcotics, allergy medication and sleeping pills. Dizziness and drowsiness can also occur, so patients should take it with caution when driving or performing other potentially dangerous tasks.
Safe, Discreet Treatment for Tussionex Addiction
Regular use of Tussionex can lead to dependence and addiction, two serious side effects that bring with them a withdrawal phase that can be painful. Fortunately, the pain and suffering of withdrawal can be medically managed with the Waismann Method. Our program, perfected over the last decade, includes an in-hospital procedure that uses medication to cleanse Tussionex from patients’ opiate receptors. The procedure itself takes less than two hours. They sleep lightly under deep sedation for a short time and awake without the conscious awareness of the withdrawal symptoms that occurred while they were out. We manage the accelerated withdrawal so effectively that patients can recover more quickly and thoroughly. Tussionex addiction can be treated in a matter of days with our program, and patients can choose to move onto our Domus Retreat aftercare facility. Here, they can take advantage of therapies including biofeedback, massage, group and individual counseling and access to a personal chef. Our program is completely discreet and we don’t rely on opiate replacement drugs such as Suboxone or methadone to wean patients.