Some people who take the prescription medication Tussionex can develop problems with use, so it’s important to know exactly how to take it to avoid complications. Tussionex contains chlorpheniramine, an antihistamine that blocks allergic reaction and slows development of mucous. It also contains hydrocodone, a narcotic medication that relieves pain and helps suppress cough. Tussionex is prescribed to treat cough, congestion, sneezing and runny nose from severe colds, infections and breathing problems. The medication has a sedating effect, which can be increased when it’s taken in combination with other substances that have this effect. These include alcohol, other narcotics, antidepressants and benzodiazepines including Klonopin and Valium. Hydrocodone, an opiate, can also depress breathing and should be used with caution in patients who are elderly, debilitated or ill with lung problems. Thinking and reaction time can also be impaired with the use of Tussionex. This means patients should wait to see how they’re affected before driving or performing other important tasks.
The Risks of Tussionex Use Are Worth Knowing
Tussionex can be habit-forming, and misuse, overuse or abuse of the medication can cause an overdose with life-threatening side effects. It’s so important that patients take Tussionex exactly as prescribed. Taking too much or taking it more often than prescribed can turn problematic. Directions on the prescription label spell out the best way to use Tussionex safely. An overdose can occur if you take too much of the drug or combine it with other substances that depress the central nervous system. A Tussionex overdose can be fatal, especially among children. Signs include shallow or labored breathing, dizziness, extreme drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, seizures, lightheadedness, bluish tinge to skin and fainting. A tolerance can develop when taking Tussionex in higher-than-recommended doses, or taking it for a prolonged period of time. Escalating your dose of Tussionex can cause dependence.
Opiate Detox for Tussionex Dependence Can Be Safe and Quick
Waismann Method is highly accomplished in the field of opiate detox. For more than a decade we’ve treated thousands of people, most who have become dependent on their medication through no fault of their own. Tussionex dependence can be resolved safely, quickly, effectively and with compassion. Our rapid opiate detox uses intravenous medications to cleanse the Tussionex from patients’ opiate receptors. This is done in a hospital and takes less than two hours, all while patients are resting comfortably under deep sedation. An accelerated withdrawal syndrome plays out while patients are sedated and they awaken without conscious awareness they experienced symptoms. The total hospital stay is usually 3 to 6 days after which patients can be discharged and return home. Others may choose to transition in our optional aftercare retreat, Domus Retreat. Here, we offer biofeedback, counseling, massage and other therapeutic and holistic therapies.