Codeine vs Tussin
Did you mean taking both Codeine and Tussin?
Codeine is a pain relief medication (opioid).
Tussin is a cough & cold medication and a mucus relief medication.
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Side Effects and Concerns
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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).
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
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.
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.
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.
FDA has not classified the drug.
Before taking Codeine during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Before taking Tussin during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
There may be a negative interaction between Codeine and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Tussin and alcohol.
Method of use
Tablet: 30 mg, 60 mg, 30 mg (Sol), 60 mg (Sol)
Syringe: 15 mg/mL, 30 mg/mL, 60 mg/mL
Solution: 15 mg/5 mL, 60 mg/mL
Syrup: 15 mg/5 mL, 100 mg/5 mL, 7.5-15 mg/5 mL, 30-10-100 mg/5 mL
Liquid: 15 mg/5 mL, 100 mg/5 mL, 30-15 mg/5 mL
Capsule: , 30-200 mg
Elixir: 20-10 mg/5 mL
Tablet: 400 mg
No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
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Interaction between Codeine and Tussin: 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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