Generic Name:Hydrocodone and Guaifenesin

Vortex is an antibiotic to treat several viral and bacterial infections resulting flu symptoms. It has the active ingredients of two medications of Hydrocodone and Guaifenesin. This combination medication is used to temporarily treat cough, chest congestion, and stuffy nose symptoms caused by the common cold, flu, allergies, hay fever, or other breathing illnesses like sinusitis, bronchitis. Guaifenesin is an expectorant that helps to thin and loosen mucus in the lungs, making it easier to cough up the mucus. Hydrocodone is a narcotic and works as a cough suppressant that affects a certain part of the brain, reducing the urge to cough. This product also contains a decongestant, which helps relieve stuffy nose symptoms. This medication is usually not used for ongoing coughs from smoking, asthma, other long-term breathing problems or coughs with a lot of mucus, unless directed by your doctor.

Vortex has not been shown to be safe or effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, do not use this product to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years unless specifically directed by the doctor.

How to Use Vortex Tablets

  • Take the tablet, capsule, or liquid form by mouth with or without food. Follow the directions for dosing on the label, or take as directed by your doctor.
  • Drink plenty of fluids when you use this medication unless otherwise directed by your doctor. The fluid will help loosen the mucus in your lungs. This medication can be taken with food if stomach problem occurs.
  • If you are using the liquid form, use a medication measuring device to carefully measure the prescribed dose. Do not use a household spoon. If your liquid form is a suspension, shake the bottle well before each dose.
  • If you are using sustained-release tablets or capsules, swallow the medication whole. Do not crush or chew the tablets or capsules

Cautions before Use Vortex Tablets

  • This drug may make you dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do any activity that requires alertness like handling heavy machinery or driving.
  • People who are suffering from diabetes should not take this medication.
  • Those patients who are suffering from asthma should not take Vortex.
  • People who have a history of kidney problems should avoid taking Vortex.
  • People who have a medical history of heart problems or high blood pressure should not take this medication.
  • People who are suffering from enlarge prostate should not take this medication

Vortex Tablets Side Effects

The side effects which may occur due to the usage of Vortex are as follows:

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Trouble in sleeping
  • Allergic rashes
  • Trouble in breathing

Interactions and Overdose of Vortex Tablets

This product should not be used with the medications like Vortex may not be used with beta blockers like metoprolol, atenolol, guanethidine, certain inhaled anesthetics, memantine, methyldopa, reserpine, tricyclic antidepressants like amitriptyline, desipramine, and irritable bowel medications such as dicyclomine.

Symptoms of overdose may include agitation, confusion, hallucinations, and seizures. In this case patient should seek immediate medical attention


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