Hycodan syrup is an anticholinergic and narcotic cough suppressant combination. The anticholinergic works by drying up secretions and the narcotic depresses the cough reflex in the brain.
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Store Hycodan syrup at room temperature, between 68 and 77 degrees F (20 and 25 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Hycodan syrup out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Generic Name: hydrocodone/homatropine (HIGH-droe-KOE-dohn/hoe-MA-troe-peen) Brand Name: Examples include Hycodan and Hydromet.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Hycodan syrup or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Hycodan syrup. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Hycodan syrup. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Hycodan syrup.
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Hycodan syrup. l your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Cough Benadryl Dilaudid benzonatate diphenhydramine guaifenesin Lortab hydromorphone acetaminophen/hydrocodone codeine Mucinex Tylenol with Codeine #3 dextromethorphan Cheratussin AC Tessalon Perles acetaminophen/codeine Promethazine DM Tessalon Mucinex DM Robitussin Cough + Chest Congestion DM Guaiatussin AC Delsym Tussionex Pennkinetic Robitussin-AC Tylenol with Codeine #4 Hydromet More... View larger images.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); difficulty urinating; flushing; rapid or pounding heartbeat; redness of face; severe drowsiness or dizziness.
Pregnancy Category C Risk cannot be ruled out.
Availability Rx Prescription only.
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Approval History Calendar Drug history at FDA.
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Some people who use Hycodan syrup for a long time may develop a need to continue taking it. People who take high doses are also at risk. This is known as DEPENDENCE or addiction. If you stop taking Hycodan syrup suddenly, you may have WITHDRAWAL symptoms. These may include feeling unwell or unhappy, anxious or irritable, dizzy, confused, or agitated. You may also have nausea, unusual skin sensations, mood swings, headache, trouble sleeping, or sweating. If you need to stop Hycodan syrup, your doctor will lower your dose over time.
Blurred vision; constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; dry mouth, throat, or nose; excitement; nausea; stomach upset; thickening or mucus in nose or throat.
Some medical conditions may interact with Hycodan syrup. l your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Temporary relief of cough. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Hycodan syrup may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Hycodan syrup.
Data sources include Micromedex (updated Feb 4th, 2015), Cerner Multum (updated Feb 17th, 2015), Wolters Kluwer (updated Feb 4th, 2015) and others. To view content sources and attributions, refer to our editorial policy.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
Use Hycodan syrup as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Disclaimer: This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this medicine or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about this medicine. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to this medicine. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this medicine.
CSA Schedule 2 High potential for abuse.
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