Generic Name(s): Pseudoephedrine / hydrocodone
Drug Class: Upper respiratory combinations
Treats: coughs, cold, ear congestion
Hc Tussive-D is a combination drug that is used to temporarily treat cough and congestion resulting from the common cold, flu and other breathing illnesses such as bronchitis and sinusitis. Hc Tussive-D is also used to ease the effects of stuffy nose and ear congestion.
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Hc Tussive-D Uses
Hc Tussive-D has a decongestant, cough suppressant and antihistamine as the active ingredients. The antihistamine works by reducing the activities of histamine. Histamine is a chemical that is naturally produced by the body and can bring about symptoms of sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes.
The decongestant in Hc Tussive-D works by shrinking the vessels in the nose. Widened blood vessels are associated with nasal congestion (stuffy nose). The narcotic cough suppressant (antitussive) in Hc Tussive-D works by interfering with a particular part of the brain thereby lessening the urge to cough. Note that Hc Tussive-D is not used to treat coughs with mucus unless directed by the doctor. Hc Tussive-D is used to treat:
- Common cold
- Ear and nose congestion
Hc Tussive-D Dosage
Hc Tussive-D should be used as directed by the doctor or as per dosage information on the product"s package. If you are using the liquid form of Hc Tussive-D, be sure to use the measuring spoon to carefully measure the prescribed dose. If the liquid form is a suspension, shake the bottle well before use. Note that Hc Tussive-D may cause withdrawal symptoms when used regularly for a long time and in high doses. Below you will find a typical dosage of Hc Tussive-D.
- 5 to 10 mL orally every 4 to 6 hours not to exceed 50 mL every 24 hours
Hc Tussive-D Side Effects
Most medications cause a variety of side effects, including Hc Tussive-D. The intensity of the side effects may vary from one person to the other. Common side effects may go away as the body becomes used to the effects of Hc Tussive-D. However, severe side effects have to be reported, and the use of Hc Tussive-D stopped immediately. Below is a list of possible Hc Tussive-D side effects. Note that some side effects may not be listed.
Common side effects
- Loss of appetite
Severe side effects
- Vision changes
- Inability to urinate
- Fast or irregular heartbeat
- Swelling of the mouth
- Severe drowsiness
Hc Tussive-D Interactions
Hc Tussive-D may interact with certain drugs and substances. Typically, Hc Tussive-D is not used alongside other drugs or substances without the directive of a doctor. Be sure to share a list of all drugs, minerals and herbal supplements that you may be taking with your doctor to help monitor interactions. Also, do not start, stop or change the use of any medication without informing the doctor. Below is a list of drugs and substances that interact with Hc Tussive-D. Note that not all possible interactions are listed here.