GENERIC NAME: hydrocodone/homatropine
BRAND NAMES: Tussigon
DISCONTINUED BRANDS: Hycodan
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
- 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.
Homatropine can increase pressure inside the eye and this is dangerous for those with glaucoma.
PREPARATIONS: Tablet: 5 mg /1.5 mg
DRUG INTERACTIONS: Combining alcohol and other sedatives with hydrocodone can lead to increased sedation and even cause confusion. Hydrocodone should not be taken with any of the monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) class of antidepressants, for example, isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), tranylcypromine (Parnate), selegiline (Eldepryl), and procarbazine (Matulane) or other drugs that inhibit monoamine oxidase, for example, linezolid (Zyvox). Such combinations may lead to confusion, high blood pressure, tremor, hyperactivity, coma, and death.
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