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...
Full Question: I take hydrocodone for stress/migraine headaches. I am currently breastfeeding my 6 week old son. My doctor told me to go ahead and breastfeed, and then take one or two tablets depending on how bad the pain is. I am wondering how long the medicine stays in my system? I don’t want my baby to get any of it but I know that whatever I eat or drink goes through my breast milk. They reassure me that it is safe to take these but does my baby also get it? Courtney. Answer: Dear Courtney; You didn't mention how often your headaches come; assuming they are only once a week or so hydrocodone with acetaminophen might be all right since they both have short half lives, which means that they leave the body pretty quickly. Therefore, if you just breast-fed (at least four to six hours after the last dose), that would mean there was very little medication left in your milk. The same would be true for migraine specific medications like triptans, especially...
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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