Generic Name(s): brompheniramine/hydrocodone/phenylephrine
Drug Class: Upper respiratory combinations
Treats: Common cold, Flu, Allergies, Breathing illnesses, Hay fever
Flutuss HC is a combination drug found in the Upper respiratory combinations drug class. It is also known as brompheniramine/hydrocodone/phenylephrine and used to treat symptoms caused by flu, hay fever, allergies and other breathing problems. It works by clearing the nasal cavity and reducing stuffiness, curbing the urge of coughing.
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Flutuss HC Uses
Flutuss HC can be used to treat various medical problems, but a prescription from a medical practitioner is paramount. Flutuss HC is not suitable for children below the age of 6 and those who are pregnant or breastfeeding. The drug is used to treat symptoms caused by:
- Common cold
- Breathing illnesses (bronchitis, emphysema)
- Hay fever
The drug contains a combination of a decongestant, a narcotic and an antihistamine. The decongestant helps to relieve the stuffy nose and its symptoms. The narcotic which is a cough suppressant alters a certain part of the brain that helps to reduce the urge of coughing. The antihistamine, on the other hand, relieves sneezing, watery eyes and itchy throat symptoms.
Flutuss HC Dosage
Dosage of Flutuss HC depends on the individual and the condition being treated. Flutuss HC has not shown to be effective to children below the age of 6 years and they should not use it. To get optimum results from Flutuss HC medication, it is recommended you take it as prescribed and directed by your doctor. When taking an over the counter medication to treat yourself, read the instructions provided by the manufacturer on the product leaflet.
- The recommended dose should be determined by a doctor depending on your age, the severity of the infection and your response to the drug.
- Take Flutuss HC orally with a glass of water without chewing or crushing it.
Flutuss HC Side Effects
When using Flutuss HC, expect both positive outcomes and side effects. However, the two depend on how you use the drug. An over dose will increase the chances of experiencing severe side effects. Using Flutuss HC with other drugs without approval from your doctor may also result in side effects. Consider using Flutuss HC as directed and instructed by a medical practitioner. Some of the common side effects to expect include the following. Note that not all possible Flutuss HC side effects.
- Irregular heartbeat
- Difficulties when breathing
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and/or diarrhea
- Weak muscles
- Upset stomach
- Anxiety or nervousness
- Severe dizziness
- Joint pains
- Severe headache
Flutuss HC Interactions
When Flutuss HC is used with certain drugs, interactions tend to occur exposing the user to various side effects. To mitigate such outcomes, it is recommended you stop using Flutuss HC together with other drugs without getting approval from your health care provider. Alcohol, medicinal food, herbal products, certain over the counter drugs and vitamins may interact with Flutuss HC. Keep a list of all drugs you have been using or planning to use while under Flutuss HC medication and share it with your pharmacist. Some of the drugs known to interact with Flutuss HC include the following. Note that not all possible interactions are listed.
- Ketoconazole and
- Potassium chloride