Generic Name: homatropine and hydrocodone (HOM a TROE peen and HYE dro KOE done)Brand Names: Hycodan, Hydromet, Tussigon
Hydrocodone is a narcotic cough medicine.
Homatropine is a drug that works against the narcotic to prevent an overdose of this medication.
The homatropine and hydrocodone combination is used to treat cough.
Homatropine and hydrocodone may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.What is the most important information I should know about Hycodan (homatropine and hydrocodone)?
Before using homatropine and hydrocodone, tell your doctor if you have a asthma or other breathing problems, asthma or other breathing problems, liver or kidney disease, stomach problems, a underactive thyroid, Addison's disease, enlarged prostate or urination problems, glaucoma, or a history of drug addiction or alcoholism.Do not take more of this medication than prescribed. Adults should not take more than 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours or 1 teaspoon of the liquid medicine every 4 to 6 hours. Children should not take more than one half-tablet every 4 to 6 hours or one half-teaspoon of the liquid medicine every 4 to 6 hours. Hydrocodone may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Homatropine and hydrocodone should never be shared with another person, especially someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it. Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of homatropine and hydrocodone.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold medicine, pain medication, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by homatropine and hydrocodone.Homatropine and hydrocodone can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking Hycodan (homatropine and hydrocodone)?You should not use this medication if you are allergic to homatropine or hydrocodone.
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take homatropine and hydrocodone:
asthma or other breathing problems;
a history of head injury or brain tumor;
enlarged prostate or urination problems;
a history of drug addiction or alcoholism.
Take this medication exactly as it was prescribed for you. Do not take the medication in larger amounts, or take it for longer than recommended by your doctor. Follow the instructions on your prescription label.Do not take more of this medication than prescribed. Adults should not take more than 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours or 1 teaspoon of the liquid medicine every 4 to 6 hours. Children should not take more than one half-tablet every 4 to 6 hours or one half-teaspoon of the liquid medicine every 4 to 6 hours. Take this medicine with a full glass of water. Drink plenty of water to prevent constipation that may be caused by homatropine and hydrocodone.
Measure the liquid form of this medication with a special dose-measuring spoon or cup, not a regular table spoon. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist where you can get one.This medication may be habit-forming. You may have withdrawal symptoms when you stop using homatropine and hydrocodone after using it over a long period of time. Do not stop using this medication suddenly without first talking to your doctor. You may need to gradually reduce the dose. Store the drops at room temperature away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep track of how much of this medicine has been used from each new bottle. Hydrocodone is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if any person in the household is using this medicine improperly or without a prescription.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Overdose symptoms may include severe drowsiness, limp muscles, cold or clammy skin, blue lips, slow heart rate, fainting, shallow breathing, or breathing that stops.
urinating less than usual or not at all;
extreme drowsiness or weakness;
feeling like you might pass out;
weak or shallow breathing, or breathing that stops;
feeling anxious or fearful; or
unusual thoughts or behavior.
Less serious side effects may include:
mild drowsiness, dizziness;
nausea, vomiting, constipation; or
skin itching or rash.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can affect homatropine and hydrocodone Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.