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Atuss NX

Atuss NX Ingredients: Hydrocodone and Potassium Guaiacolsulfonate
Representative Names: Atuss NX, Entuss Expectorant, Hydro Pro Liquid, Hydron EX, Hydron KGS , Jaycof Expectorant, Marcof Expectorant, Mintuss EX Syrup, Procof, Prolex DH, Protex, Protuss

Who is Atuss NX for ?


This combination of cough suppressant (hydrocodone) and expectorant (potassium guaiacolsulfonate) is used to treat cough due to colds or flu. Also, phlegm (lung secretions) may become less thick after using Atuss NX along with fluids.

When should I be careful taking Atuss NX ?


Tell your doctor your medical history, including: allergies (especially to codeine), lung disease (e.g., asthma, emphysema), recent head injury. This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy. Use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Caution is advised when using Atuss NX in the elderly, as they may be more sensitive to drug side effects. Children may be more sensitive to the effects of this medicine. Use cautiously. This product should not be given to children under 3 years of age. This combination of medications should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether this combination of medications passes into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this product is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of: cimetidine, naltrexone. Also report the use of drugs that cause drowsiness, such as: sleeping pills, sedatives, tranquilizers, anti-anxiety drugs, narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines, anti-seizure drugs, muscle relaxants, antihistamines that cause drowsiness (e.g., diphenhydramine). Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients. Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Side Effects


Drowsiness, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting or constipation may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Unlikely but report promptly: unusually fast heartbeat, decreased amount of urine. An allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other side effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.


 


 
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