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Tussigon For Dogs
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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! ## My dog lost her appetite when taking Tussigon. She also had problems with her bowel movements which I attributed to her eating so infrequently. ## Unfortunately my little Angel died on February 7th. She would have been 15 on July 1st. I wish everyone success with th... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Tussigon.
Wed, Feb 24 '16, 8:22 AM
5 mg. tussigon for dogs
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Why can't I find this drug..?? ## Hello, Scott! How are you? Tussigon does require a prescription, but most pharmacies should have it, if your veterinarian has written one for you. However, if your pharmacy doesn't have it, then your veterinarian most likely will, since they prescribe it frequently. One of the active ingredients in it is Hydrocodone, which is a narcotic and that's why it requires a prescription. Side effects for dogs can be similar to those in humans and may include nausea, drowsiness and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 3 years ago in Tussigon.
Wed, Nov 05 '14, 12:39 PM
Cost of Tussigon for dogs
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What is the cost for 20 Hydrocodone 5mg tabs (Tussigon)? ## Hi Gayle, I believe the price is going to vary somewhat depending on your location and which pharmacy you get it filled at. However a lot of the information I'm seeing on Tussigon leads me to believe that it will probably cost anywhere from $15 to $35 for a quantity of thirty 5mg/1.5mg tabs; depending on whether or not you utilize a prescription drug discount card like the one MedsChat offers here: Rx Savings Card. I hope this helps! Does anyone else here have feedback on the cost from a recently filled prescription? ## Yes. I just paid $55.75 for 21 tablets of hydrocodone (Tussigon) 5 mg. At the vets office. Can I get cheaper anywhere else? ## If you have a Rite Aide in your area - ask if they'll special order it for y... ...
Updated 3 hours ago in Tussigon.
Sat, Nov 18 '17, 2:07 PM
tussigon/hycodan 5mg for dogs
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My dog needs this med every day for a collapsing trachia and I can't find it anywhere? Can you help? ## walmart has it in generic form tuggisson ## I called the pharmacy at my local Walmart to ask if they had Tuggisson and they didn't know what I was talking about. Do you have any more information? Does it require a perscription or is it over the counter? I can get a perscription if necessary, but I have to know what to ask for. Thanks for your help. ## Please help us both! I am in need of Hycodan 5mg as well. Local pharmacies have said that there is a recall and it has been pulled from the shelve? My Pom has just been diagnosed with a collapsing trachea and Hycodan is keeping him alive. Please help if you know where we can find Hycodan or something similar? Many thanks for your... ...
Updated 1 month ago in Tussigon.
Sun, Sep 24 '17, 7:48 PM
Tussigon For Dogs Side Effects
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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: fvmace.org/FVMA_83rd_Annual_Con... ...
Updated 4 years ago in Tussigon.
Tue, Jan 22 '13, 8:08 AM
Tussigon Cough Medicine for dogs
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You just have to find a Vet that can fill that specific prescription. I have gone through several Vets to find the Tussigon cough medication for our dog. I finally found a great Vet that can fill the prescription in their office every 30 days. That's the easiest way to go. ## How many pills and what was the cost? I just picked up 21 pills from my vet and it cost me $55.75. Can I get this filled cheaper anywhere? ## Thanks for the helpful feedback Jeri! If you'd be so kind, please also feel free to share your message in the existing Tussigon discussion threads so that others who may also be searching for this treatment will have a chance to read it and/or respond at: 1. tussigon hycodan 5mg for dogs 2. tussigon for dog problems @Barbara, I think the cost may vary from pharmacy to... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Tussigon.
Tue, Jun 20 '17, 8:46 AM
DEA change for Tussigon
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My dog has been taking Tussigon for cough for over a year, and suddenly, DEA changed status of Tussigon. We were not be able to fill medications for two weeks, and we were considered put him down. However, we found an Emergency Vet who has Tussigon, and we got it from him. A lot of vets don'w know the regulation changes by DEA, so they don't have a right prescription pad to write Tussigon. Dogs suffer because of DEA regulation changes. Not fair for the dogs. Nothing works like Tussigon does for the dog for coughing. I am trying to find a way to obtain more medication for my dog very soon..... ## I am very sorry about the problem that you've had. How is your fur baby doing, now? I strongly urge you not to put your pet down, because they have a cough. Unless their health is se... ...
Updated 6 hours ago in Tussigon.
Sat, Nov 18 '17, 11:38 AM
tussigon hydrocodone for my dog
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What, if any, is an alternative med to replace tussigon/hydrocodone! Because the FED'S have restricted the dispencing, I can't an alternative... My Vet does not have any idea of any other drug that will help my dog. ## Hi Larry, Sorry to hear about your dog. But if someone as knowledgeable as your vet can't recommend anything I don't know what else would be considered safe and effective for a dog in the realm of prescription drugs. But as an alternative option, I would just encourage you to speak with a doctor/ND who understands how to best utilize natural and holistic remedies that may be beneficial in therapeutic doses as well. Here is a brief list of suggestions I found upon searching for "natural pain relievers for dogs" (However this is just a few of many op... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Tussigon.
Sat, Feb 28 '15, 7:53 PM
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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 2 years ago in Tussigon.
Tue, Jan 13 '15, 11:43 AM
side effects of Tussigon
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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 2 years ago in Tussigon.
Tue, Oct 20 '15, 8:24 PM
Availability Of Tussigon
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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 4 years ago in Tussigon.
Fri, Jun 28 '13, 6:23 PM
tussigon itching side effects
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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 4 years ago in Tussigon.
Wed, Aug 07 '13, 10:56 AM
Pharmacies In Sarasota won't fill for dogs
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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 4 years ago in Tussigon.
Sun, Dec 30 '12, 9:38 AM
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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 5 years ago in Tussigon.
Sat, Mar 10 '12, 6:33 AM
are they going to start making tablets again?
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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 3 years ago in Tussigon.
Tue, Sep 16 '14, 2:02 PM

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