What else should I know about hydrocodone homatropine?
What preparations of hydrocodone homatropine are available?
How should I keep hydrocodone homatropine stored?
Hydrocodone homatropine should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).
How does hydrocodone homatropine work?
- Hydrocodone, like other opioids, stimulates receptors on nerves in the brain to increase the threshold to pain (the amount of stimulation it takes to feel pain) and reduce the perception of pain (the perceived importance of the pain).
- It also works directly on the cough center in the brain to reduce cough.
- Homatropine blocks the action of acetylcholine, a chemical (neurotransmitter) that nerves use to communicate. It is added in low doses to discourage deliberate overdoses of hydrocodone.
When was hydrocodone homatropine approved by the FDA?
The FDA approved hydrocodone homatropine in July 1985.
Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD, PhD
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information.
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