Generic Name: HYDROCODONE/CHLORPHENIRAMINE POLISTIREX ER SUSPENSION -
ORAL Pronounced: (HYE-droe-KOE-done/KLOR-fen-IR-a-meen,POL-ee-STYE-rex) Chlorpheniramine-Hydrocodone Oral Precautions
Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
abdominal problems (e.g., chronic constipation, ileus,
adrenal gland problem (e.g., Addison's disease)
certain brain disorders (e.g., head injury, tumor, increased
breathing problems (e.g., asthma, emphysema)
a certain eye problem (glaucoma)
high blood pressure
Qualitest, a subsidiary of Endo Health Solutions, has issued a voluntary nationwide recall for 101 lots of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets , USP 10 mg/500 mg. Bottles from the affected lots may contain tablets that have a higher dosage of acetaminophen, and as a result, it is possible that consumers could take more than the intended acetaminophen dose.
The problem with getting too much acetaminophen is that it could result in liver toxicity, especially in patients on other acetaminophen containing medications, patients with liver dysfunction, or people who consume more than three alcoholic beverages a day.
The affected lots, were distributed between Feb. 20, 2012 and Nov. 19, 2012 to wholesale distributors and retail pharmacies nationwide. For a list of the lot numbers, see Qualitest's press release .
If you have hydrocodone/acetaminophen tablets from the affected lots, contact Qualitest at 1-800-444-4011. If you are unsure if you have the affected ...
Last week Zogenix, Inc., a pharmaceutical company that develops products for treating central nervous system disorders and pain, announced positive results from its pivotal Phase 3 efficacy study of Zohydro (hydrocodone bitartrate) extended-release capsules. Hydrocodone is an opioid pain reliever used to treat moderate to severe pain. Currently in the U.S., hydrocodone is only available in immediate-release form and is always combined with acetaminophen. The purpose of including acetaminophen with some opioid medications is to boost their pain-relieving effects. However, the problem with including acetaminophen in opioid medications is that too much acetaminophen over time can cause liver toxicity and damage. If Zohydro receives FDA approval, it could achieve two firsts:
The first extended-release hydrocodone treatment, which is better for the treatment of chronic round-the-clock pain. (It would provide 12-hour pain relief rather than the 4 t...
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