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Generic Name: HYDROCODONE/IBUPROFEN - ORAL Pronounced: (HYE-droe-KOE-done/EYE-bue-proe-fen) Hydrocodone-Ibuprofen Oral Precautions
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to ibuprofen or hydrocodone; or to aspirin or
other NSAIDs (such as naproxen, celecoxib); or to narcotic pain medications
(such as codeine, morphine); 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:
aspirin-sensitive asthma (a history of worsening breathing
with runny/stuffy nose after taking aspirin or other NSAIDs)
low red blood cell count (anemia)
bleeding or clotting problem
brain disorders (such as head injury, tumor, seizures,
breathing problems (such as asthma, sleep apnea, ...
Generic Name: DECONGESTANT/NARCOTIC ANTITUSSIVE/ANTIHISTAMINE -
ORAL Cpm-Pseudoephed-Hydrocodone Oral Uses
This combination product is used to treat symptoms caused
by the common cold, flu, allergies, hay fever, or other breathing illnesses
(e.g., sinusitis, bronchitis). Decongestants help relieve stuffy nose symptoms.
This product also contains a narcotic cough suppressant (antitussive) that
affects a certain part of the brain, reducing the urge to cough. Antihistamines
relieve watery eyes, itchy eyes/nose/throat, runny nose, and
Cough-and-cold products have not been shown to be safe or
effective in children younger than 6 years. Therefore, this product is not
recommended to treat cold symptoms in children younger than 6 years. Some
products (including some long-acting tablets/capsules) are not recommended for
use in children younger than 12 years. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more
details about using your product s...
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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