Who should not take Medtussin Syrup?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:

Conditions:

  • systemic mastocytosis
  • a brain tumor
  • untreated decreased level of thyroid hormones
  • a condition where the adrenal glands produce less hormones called Addison's disease
  • dehydration
  • psychosis caused by sudden alcohol withdrawal
  • toxic psychosis
  • mood changes
  • suicidal thoughts
  • addiction to a drug
  • alcohol intoxication
  • drug abuse
  • cor pulmonale
  • slow heartbeat
  • abnormal heart rhythm
  • low blood pressure
  • emphysema
  • decreased lung function
  • stomach or intestinal tract operation
  • ulcerative colitis
  • an inflammatory condition of the intestines
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • constipation
  • liver problems
  • disease of the gallbladder
  • spasm of a bile duct tract
  • kidney disease with reduction in kidney function
  • narrowing of the tube that empties urine from the bladder
  • enlarged prostate
  • coma
  • seizures
  • a condition where the body is unable to maintain adequate blood flow called shock
  • an inability to completely empty the bladder
  • weakened patient
  • high pressure within the skull
  • Intense Abdominal Pain
  • Morbid Obesity
  • Asthma That Is Getting Worse
  • history of opioid overdose
  • overactive thyroid gland
  • diabetes
  • closed angle glaucoma
  • high blood pressure
  • significant uncontrolled high blood pressure
  • severe disease of the arteries of the heart
  • stenosing peptic ulcer
  • blockage of the stomach or intestine
  • blockage of the urinary bladder
  • a chronic lung disease where the airways become partially blocked with mucus called COPD
  • chronic idiopathic constipation

Allergies:

  • Opioids - Morphine Analogues
  • Tramadol
  • Sympathomimetic Agents
  • Ephedrine Analogues
  • Antihistamines
  • Antihistamines - Alkylamine

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