Name: Z-Tuss AC
MAGNA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Z-Tuss AC?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take Z-Tuss AC. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Do not take more than what your doctor told you to take. Taking more than you are told may raise your chance of very bad side effects.
- Do not take this medicine for longer than you were told by your doctor.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for alertness while you take Z-Tuss AC. Talk with your doctor.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. Be careful going up and down stairs.
- This medicine may be habit-forming with long-term use.
- If you have been taking this medicine on a regular basis and you stop it all of a sudden, you may have signs of withdrawal. Do not stop taking Z-Tuss AC (codeine and chlorpheniramine liquid) all of a sudden without calling your doctor. Tell your doctor if you have any bad effects.
- Do not take this medicine with other strong pain drugs or if you are using a pain patch without talking to your doctor first.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take Z-Tuss AC.
- Keep away from children. Accidental exposure may cause death. If a child takes this medicine by accident, get medical help right away.
- If you are 65 or older, use Z-Tuss AC with care. You could have more side effects.
- The chance of very bad side effects may be higher in children. This may be more likely to happen in children who have breathing problems. Deadly breathing problems have happened with the use of codeine in some children. Talk with the doctor.
- This medicine may cause harm to the unborn baby if you take it while you are pregnant. If you are pregnant or you get pregnant while taking this medicine, call your doctor right away.
- Using Z-Tuss AC for a long time during pregnancy may lead to withdrawal in the newborn baby. This can be life-threatening. Talk with the doctor.