Generic Name: HYDROCODONE/HOMATROPINE - ORAL Pronounced: (HYE-droe-KOE-done/hoe-MAT-roe-peen) Hydrocodone-Homatropine Oral Precautions
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to hydrocodone; or to homatropine; or to other
narcotic medications (e.g., codeine); 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:
adrenal gland problems (e.g., Addison's disease)
abdominal problems (e.g., chronic constipation, gallbladder
disease, ileus, pancreatitis)
breathing problems (e.g., asthma, chronic obstructive
pulmonary disease-COPD, hypoxia, emphysema, intoxication with medications that
can cause drowsiness or slow/shallow breathing)
brain disorders (e.g., head injury, tumor...
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...
Definition Hydrocodone and acetaminophen overdose occurs when someone accidentally or intentionally takes more than the normal or recommended amount of a painkiller containing both the opioid medication, hydrocodone, and acetaminophen (Tylenol). This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222. Alternative Names Lorcet overdose; Lortab overdose Poisonous Ingredient Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Hydrocodone (narcotic) Where Found Acetaminophen with hydrocodone is the main ingredient in many prescription painkillers, including: Anexsia Anolor DH Lortab Lorcet Norco Vicodin Zydone Note: This list may not include all sources of hydrocodone and acetaminophen.
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