Atley Pharmaceuticals | Atuss EX (Medication)
This medication is used for temporary relief of coughs without phlegm that are caused by certain infections of the air passages (e. g. , bronchitis, sinusitis, common cold). This product is generally not used for an ongoing cough from smoking or long-term breathing problems (e. g. , chronic bronchitis, emphysema), unless directed by your doctor.
This product contains two medicines, guaifenesin and hydrocodone. Guaifenesin is called an expectorant. It works by making phlegm in the breathing tubes more fluid. This helps the cough to clear phlegm better. Hydrocodone is a narcotic cough suppressant that works by decreasing the feeling of needing to cough.
Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, this product is not recommended to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years. Some products (including some long-acting tablets/capsules) are not recommended for use in children younger than 12 years. ...
Side effects that may occur by using this drug:nausea, vomiting, constipation, dizziness, sleepiness, loss of appetite, nervousness, dry mouth, or blurred vision. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Serious side effects occur:difficulty staying awake, confusion, slow/shallow breathing, difficult/painful urination, irregular heartbeat, mental/mood changes (e. g. , depression, hallucinations).
Tell your doctor immediately if any of these rare but very serious side effects occur:severe stomach/abdominal pain, change in the amount of urine, seizures. A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. ...
Before taking Atuss EX, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any type of allergies. This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions.
Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have:severe breathing problems (e. g. , severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease-COPD, advanced emphysema), increased pressure in the brain (intracranial hypertension), certain bowel diseases (e. g. , paralytic ileus), intoxication with medications which cause sleepiness or slow/shallow breathing (CNS/respiratory depressants such as alcohol or tranquilizers/sedatives).
This drug may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. To minimize dizziness and lightheadedness, get up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.
During pregnancy and breastfeeding is not recommended to use this medicine without your doctor's advice. ...