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Tussigon For Dogs
What are the side effects of this drugs in dogs? Is lose of appetite one of them? ## Hello, Based on my research, the Tussigon (Hydrocodone bitartrate + homatropine methylbromide) could possibly cause a dog to lose his/her appetite due to the fact that one of the common side effects is nausea/upset stomach. It is not uncommon for medications to cause these kinds of issues in humans and animals. If you have a dog that is experiencing a loss of appetite, I would contact a veterinarian as soon as possible. I hope this helps! ...
Updated 1 year ago in Tussigon.
Mon, Apr 22 '13, 10:09 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 245906
Tussigon For Dogs Side Effects
Hi What dosage should a 22lb - 11 year old dog be on? ## Hi Joyce, From what I could gather, the following dosage is standard for suppressing a dog's cough: "Hydrocodone (Hycodan, Tussigon) 5mg tablet, oral solution. 0.25 - 0.5mg/kg po starting dose." The key factor in treating dogs with these medications is if you truly want to reduce or stop a cough you must be aggressive in both dose and frequency of administration. It often requires 4 to 6-hour administration to suppress a cough to a degree that you will notice clinical benefit. The only limiting factor to dose and frequency is sedation. Once the cough cycle has been suppressed for a few days and the airway mucosa is less irritated the frequency of administration can often be reduced. Ref: ...
Updated 1 year ago in Tussigon.
Tue, Jan 22 '13, 8:08 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 241666
FOR MY DOG 1/2 PILL THREE TIMES A DAY FOR COUGH & BAD HEART ## Tussigon, commmonly used for dogs, contains Homatropine and Hydrocodone. This is a narcotic cough medication, not a a heart medication. The Hydrocodone helps prevent the coughing, it is also used in the manner for humans. Was there anything else I can help you with? ## My dog has heart issues & is on lasiks & hycodan now. How did it go with your dog? Did it help the cough? My dog coughs everytime she gets up. Thanks for the help. ## my dog has to take one fourth pill blue one four times daily for kennel cough how many hours apart do i give her ty ## My dog has cancer and the tumor ion his heart valve is bleeding into his chest cavity. he has had his chest drained twice in the past 2 weeks. The tablets are helping... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Tussigon.
Thu, Jan 23 '14, 9:12 PM   12  Subscribe to thread 193893
side effects of Tussigon
My dog who is 13 was prescribed Tussigon for a cough. He has a collapsed trachea. The drug made him very sick and he struggled to breathe. He needed emergency treatment and oxygen. It cost big bucks. Was this a mistake on the vets part? ## I am not familiar with veterinary medications or procedures, so I cannot say whether or not any of this information is correct, however, here goes.... If the Tussigon used for dogs contains the same ingredient as that used for humans then it contains Hydrocodone, a narcotic that is often used to help treat coughing. The problem that I see is that since it is a narcotic, it can also cause respiratory depression, meaning if someone or an animal has trouble breathing, there is a chance it could worsen it. Now, I can't say this was a veterinary mistak... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Tussigon.
Mon, Jun 24 '13, 4:52 AM   9  Subscribe to thread 207082
Availability Of Tussigon
Have a dog rescue/shelter & need Tussigon for 6 dogs with heart/trachea/pulmonary hypertension issues & 1 dog with autoimmune pulmonary disease. Have prescriptions. CVS pharmacy can't get Tussigon-told me today to go to other pharmacies. CVS has the best price. Need approximately 260 tablets per month. Hydrocodone/Homatropine doesn't work as well as the blue Tussigon tablet. Have to fight every month and waste hours calling pharmacies. Don't understand why so difficult to obtain. Dogs need med to survive. ## Hi Ellie, I'm so sorry to hear that! Unfortunately, since Tussigon contains hydrocodone, filling the medication anywhere might be tough. There have been numerous complications with pharmacies all over the country when it comes to hydrocodone or anything simil... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Tussigon.
Fri, Jun 28 '13, 6:23 PM   1  Subscribe to thread 233641
tussigon itching side effects
Can a dog develop allergy to tussigon given for trachea collapse? There seems to be itching and scratching which is happening, not related to heat or fleas. Could it be the Med? ## It is as easy for dogs to be allergic to something as it is for people….this applies to all other animals, as well. However, it could also be due to the fact that this contains the narcotic Hydrocodone, it can cause itching as a side effect. Learn more Hydrocodone details here. I would suggest contacting your veterinarian about either getting an alternative medication, or something you can use for the itching. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Tussigon.
Wed, Aug 07 '13, 10:56 AM   1  Subscribe to thread 250331
Pharmacies In Sarasota won't fill for dogs
Ublix, CVS, will not fill this because it can cause stomach bleeding etc. ## CORRECTION FOR THE KC ENTRY = WON'T FILL FOR DOGS ## I'm sorry, but I haven't studied veterinary medications, but it is the responsibility of the pharmacy to catch these types of problems and they won't even fill them for people if there's a chance that there could be a dangerous problem from them taking the medication. Learn more Tussigon details here. Have you contacted your vet about it? ...
Updated 1 year ago in Tussigon.
Sun, Dec 30 '12, 9:38 AM   2  Subscribe to thread 240594
Vet drugsTH
Around 4 years ago our American Eskimo Spitz was diagnosed with an enlarged heart. We treated him for nearly a year for that problem through our family vet., but the medicine he was on didin't help. Finally he referred us to a specialist in Gathersburg, MD. At that appointment he was diagnosed with COPD, and the medicine he was treated with could have caused kidney failure. That vet put him on the tussigon and it does help some. The reason I am writing is because I see that several people have written in that they have the same breed of dog that we have. Just make sure that your diagnoses is correct and your dogs are being treated for the correct illness. I also see that people are having a hard time finding Tussigon.Why aren't your vets providing this for you? It is expensive, ... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Tussigon.
Sat, Mar 10 '12, 6:33 AM   0 
are they going to start making tablets again?
My dog has a grade 6 heart murmer and needs to take this medication. I'm trying to work with the liquid but its difficult. Does anyone know if they plan to start producing the tablets again? ## CHECK OUR CONVERSATION ON THIS UNDER HYCODAN. NOPE! THE DRUG COMPANIES ARE JUST HATEFUL AND DON'T CARE ABOUT OUR DRUG DEPENDENT DOGS! ## They make and sell Tussigon tablets in the US as of May 12, 2011. I just purchased 30 tablets of Tussigon today for my congestive heart failure dog for 24.00. ## My Pom just got a prescription for this In June and they were the tablets so I assume they are available now ...
Updated 1 month ago in Tussigon.
Tue, Sep 16 '14, 2:02 PM   3  Subscribe to thread 180269

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