hydrocodone/homatropine (Hycodan [discontinued] Tussigon)

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GENERIC NAME: hydrocodone/homatropine

BRAND NAMES: Tussigon

DISCONTINUED BRANDS: Hycodan

PRESCRIPTION: Yes

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Hydrocodone/homatropine is prescribed for the treatment of cough in adults and in children 6 years of age and older.

SIDE EFFECTS: The most common side effects of hydrocodone are:

Other important side effects include

  • drowsiness,
  • constipation,
  • spasm of the ureter, and
  • difficulty in urinating.

Hydrocodone can impair thinking and the physical abilities required for driving or operating machinery. Hydrocodone can depress breathing, and should be used with caution in elderly, debilitated patients and in patients with serious lung disease. Hydrocodone is habit forming. Mental and physical dependence can occur when used long-term.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/15/2016



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