Drituss HD

Name: Drituss HD

Drituss HD Overview

Drituss HD is a brand name medication included in the following groups of medications: Expectorants, Opium alkaloids and derivatives, Sympathomimetics. For more information about Drituss HD see its generics Guaifenesin, Hydrocodone, Pseudoephedrine

Drituss HD Drug Class

Drituss HD is part of the drug classes:

  • Expectorants

  • Opium alkaloids and derivatives

  • Sympathomimetics

What is the most important information I should know about Drituss HD (guaifenesin, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine)?

Do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.

What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Drituss HD (guaifenesin, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine)?

Do not use this medicine if you have used an MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days. A dangerous drug interaction could occur. MAO inhibitors include isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, tranylcypromine, and others.

You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to guaifenesin, hydrocodone, or pseudoephedrine.

To make sure this medicine is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • heart disease or high blood pressure;

  • asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), or other breathing disorder;

  • diabetes;

  • cough with mucus, or cough caused by emphysema or chronic bronchitis;

  • thyroid disorder;

  • enlarged prostate or urination problems; or

  • blockage in your intestines.

Hydrocodone may be habit-forming. Never share this medicine with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.

It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. If you use hydrocodone while you are pregnant, your baby could become dependent on the drug. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.

Hydrocodone can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Decongestants may also slow breast milk production. Do not use this medicine without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.

How should I take Drituss HD (guaifenesin, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine)?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Cough or cold medicine is usually taken only for a short time until your symptoms clear up.

Always ask a doctor before giving cough or cold medicine to a child. Death can occur from the misuse of cough or cold medicine in very young children.

Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

Call your doctor if your symptoms do not improve after 7 days of treatment, or if you have a fever with a headache, cough, or skin rash.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. Hydrocodone is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Since guaifenesin, hydrocodone, and pseudoephedrine is used when needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are on a schedule, use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

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