Cheratussin vs Tussionex

Cheratussin
(OTC)
Tussionex
(Rx)
Cheratussin is a mucus relief medication.
Tussionex is a cough & cold medication.
Satisfaction Score
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No score available
Satisfaction Score
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4.4
Very Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Cough
3.7
Concern level
1.6
Approval Date
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Not Available
December 31, 1987
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
295 Discussions
2,735 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cough
#2 for Bronchitis
#3 for Congestion
#4 for Flu
Cheratussin is approved for Cough and Bronchitis and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Cough
#2 for Allergy
#3 for Common Cold
#4 for Flu
Tussionex is prescribed for Cough and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Che
Nausea
7
Vomiting
6
Addiction
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Drowsiness
2
Dry Mouth
2
Palpitations
2
Stomach Problems
2
Diabetes
2
High Blood Pressure
2
Tus
Addiction
9
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Euphoria
4
Vomiting
3
Depression
2
Dizziness
2
Cancer
1
Chest Infection
1
Numbness
1
High Blood Pressure
1
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Cheratussin
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Tussionex
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Nausea
Che
Tus
7
0
Vomiting
Che
Tus
6
3
Addiction
Che
Tus
3
9
Withdrawal Symptoms
Che
Tus
3
5
Drowsiness
Che
Tus
2
0
Dry Mouth
Che
Tus
2
0
Palpitations
Che
Tus
2
0
Stomach Problems
Che
Tus
2
0
Diabetes
Che
Tus
2
0
High Blood Pressure
Che
Tus
2
1
Addiction
Tus
Che
9
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
Tus
Che
5
3
Euphoria
Tus
Che
4
0
Vomiting
Tus
Che
3
6
Depression
Tus
Che
2
0
Dizziness
Tus
Che
2
0
Cancer
Tus
Che
1
0
Chest Infection
Tus
Che
1
0
Numbness
Tus
Che
1
0
High Blood Pressure
Tus
Che
1
2
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Cheratussin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Tussionex during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Cheratussin and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Tussionex and alcohol.
Method of use
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Syrup
Dosages
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Syrup: 100 mg/5 mL
Suspension: , 8-10 mg/5 mL
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Guaifenesin
Hydrocodone Polistrx/Chlorpheniramine Polistirex
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Cheratussin and Tussionex: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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