Is there a cough medicine with vicoden? A friend of mine keeps telling me that s what I need. I ve been coughing for several weeks. I tried over-the-counter cough medicines. My doctor gave me one with codeine, which didn t work. Now I m on Tessalon, which also doesn t work. I have these coughing fits that go on and on until I m choking, gagging and spitting up junk.