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Su-Tuss HD Elixir

Generic name: guaifenesin, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine [gwye-FEN-e-sin, HYE-droe-KOE-done, SOO-doe-ee-FED-rin]
Names of brands: Hycofenix, Entex HC, Su-Tuss HD Elixir
The class of drug: upper respiratory combinations

What is Su-Tuss HD Elixir?

Su-Tuss HD Elixir is a combination medicine that is used for treating coughs, stuffy noses, sinus congestion, and chest congestion caused by the common cold. Su-Tuss HD Elixir cannot treat a cough caused by mucus or a cough due to cigarettes, emphysema, or persistent bronchitis. Su-Tuss HD Elixir is a narcotic cough medicine that can cause dependence. Su-Tuss HD Elixir could be used for different uses that are not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Su-Tuss HD Elixir

See a doctor immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue,

This medication can cause breathing to stop or slow, which may cause death. The person who is caring for you should seek immediate medical attention if you experience slow breathing with long pauses and blue lips or if it is difficult to get up.

This medication could cause severe adverse effects. Stop taking this medicine and contact your doctor immediately if you experience:

  • Loud breathing, sighing, and shallow breathing.
  • The appearance of confusion, weakness that is severe, or fatigue;
  • Tremors, extreme restlessness;
  • A seizure;
  • Irregular heartbeats;
  • Extreme headache severe headache, blurred vision, or pain in your neck or ear;
  • A feeling of lightheadedness, as if you're about to pass out.
  • Extreme constipation or stomach pains and stomach pain
  • Adrenal gland issues: vomiting, nausea, vomiting, lack of appetite, fatigue, dizziness that gets worse, or weakness.

The risk of serious side effects is higher in older people as well as in those who are overweight or malnourished. disabled.

Common adverse effects of Su-Tuss HD Elixir could be:

  • Dizziness, drowsiness;
  • Headache
  • Sleep problems (insomnia);
  • Nausea; or
  • Lower blood pressure.

This isn't a complete list of all the side effects. Other side effects could occur. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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The misuse of opioids could lead to addiction, overdose, or even death. Keep the medication in a location where other people are unable to access it. Side effects that are fatal may occur when you take Su-Tuss HD Elixir in combination with alcohol or other substances that can result in drowsiness or slow respiration.

Before you take this drug

Don't take this medication. If you've previously taken an MAO inhibitor in the last 14 days. A drug interaction that is dangerous may happen. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, rasagiline, phenelzine, and tranylcypromine.

This medicine is for you if you're allergic to guaifenesin, hydrocodone, or pseudoephedrine or suffer from:

  • Narrow-angle glaucoma;
  • Extreme or uncontrolled hypertension that is uncontrolled or severe;
  • Coronary arteriatric illness (clogging the arteries) (also known as
  • If you're not able to eliminate

This medication is not a prescription drug for use by anyone who is younger than

Inform your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • Asthma or any other breathing issues;
  • A skull injury or an increase in pressure within your skull.
  • Diabetes;
  • Thyroid disorder;
  • Addison's disease (an adrenal gland disease);
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • An enlarged prostate, urinary problems, or
  • Stomach problems.

If you're taking hydrocodone when you're pregnant, the baby could become dependent on the substance. This can cause severe withdrawal symptoms for the infant after it is born. Babies who become dependent on habit-forming drugs could require medical care for a period of time.

Do not breastfeed. Hydrocodone can pass into breast milk and cause breathing difficulties, drowsiness, or even death in babies who are nursing.

How to take Su-Tuss HD Elixir?

Follow the instructions on the label of your prescription and read the entire medication guide. Do not take Su-Tuss HD Elixir in larger quantities or for longer than what is prescribed. Use this medication only until you notice improvement in your symptoms. Don't share opioids with anyone else, particularly those who have a history of substance abuse or addiction. The misuse of opioids can lead to addiction, overdose, or even death. Make sure the medication is kept in a safe place so that others are unable to access it. Offering or selling opioids is against the law.

Make sure to measure the liquid medicine with care. Make use of the dosing syringe supplied or use a dosage measuring device (not the kitchen spoon). Consult your physician if symptoms don't improve after seven days of medication or if you suffer from a fever that causes headaches, coughing, or itchy skin.

If you require an operation or other medical examination, inform your doctor or surgeon before the appointment time if you have taken a cold or cold medicine in the past couple of days. Place it in a cool, dry place far from heat, moisture, and light. Make sure you keep track of your medication. You must be aware if someone is taking it incorrectly or without a prescription. Don't keep any leftover medicine. A single dose can cause death for someone who is taking this medication improperly. Read and carefully adhere to the directions included in this medication on how to get rid of any leftover portions.

What happens If I miss a dose?

Because this medication is only used in emergencies, you might not be on a regular dosing schedule. Don't miss any dose in the event that it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention immediately or contact the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. A high dose of hydrocodone could be fatal. Overdose symptoms can include extreme drowsiness, feeling weak or sluggish, cold or cold skin, breathing difficulties, rapid or slow heartbeats, and hallucinations. Other symptoms include confusion, hallucinations, blue lips, slurred speech, slow breathing, falling asleep, or breathing that ceases.

What should be avoided?

Don't drink or consume alcohol. Dangerous side effects or even death could happen. Beware of operating machinery and driving until you are aware of how Su-Tuss HD Elixir might impact your health. Drowsiness or extreme dizziness can result in falls or other accidents. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking any other cold or cough medications that may have similar components.

Interaction with other drugs

Utilizing this medication in conjunction with other drugs that can slow your breathing may result in dangerous negative side effects or even death. Ask your doctor prior to taking opioids such as a sleeping pill, muscle relaxer, or medication to treat anxiety as well as seizures.

Opioid medicine can interact with other medications and cause serious side effects or even death. Be sure your doctor is aware if you are taking:

  • The cold and allergy medications, asthma bronchodilators, and COPD medications or a diuretic ("water pill");
  • Medications to treat motion sickness and irritable bowel syndrome medicines for motion sickness, irritable bowel syndrome, and the overactive bladder;
  • Other narcotic drugs, like pain medicine with opioids or cough medicine prescribed by a doctor;
  • A sedative such as Valium-diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, Xanax, Klonopin, Versed, and many others;
  • Medications that induce sleep or slow your breathing. It could be a sleeping pill or muscle relaxer. They are also used to treat mental illnesses.

This list isn't complete. Other drugs can interact with Su-Tuss HD Elixir. This includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all interactions are mentioned here.