The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.
HYDROCODONE WITH HOMATROPINE - ORAL
(hi-droh-KOH-doan WITH ho-MAT-tro-peen)
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Hycodan, Tussigon
Hydrocodone is a cough medicine used to suppress a dry, hacking cough. Homatropine helps to dry up nasal and breathing passages. This combination medication is used to suppress a cough associated with a cold.
How To Use
Take this medication with food if stomach upset occurs. This is a strong cough medication and must only be used for the condition and by the person for which it is prescribed. It should not be used for just any cough. It is helpful to drink plenty of fluids (6-8 glasses a day) to help relieve cold symptoms.
Nausea, stomach upset, loss of appetite, tiredness, drowsiness, weakness, dry mouth or headache may occur the first several days as your body adjusts to the medication. If these effects continue or become bothersome, inform your doctor. Notify your doctor if you develop: rapid heart rate, chest pain, nightmares, hallucinations, blurred vision, trouble urinating. Because this medication may cause drowsiness, use caution performing tasks requiring alertness. To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use saliva substitute. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
Elderly persons and those with heart problems may be more sensitive to this medication. Use it as directed. Avoid alcohol while taking this medication. This medication may make you sweat less. Do not become overheated. Avoid hot baths or saunas while taking this medication. This medication must be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Because small amounts of this medication appear in breast milk, consult with your doctor before breast-feeding.
Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription drugs you may use, especially of medicines that may add a drowsiness effect such as: antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine), sedatives, tranquilizers, sleeping pills, other narcotic pain medication (e.g., codeine), barbiturates (e.g., phenobarbital), seizure medication, muscle relaxants, cimetidine. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include slowed breathing, drowsiness, deep sleep or loss of consciousness, cold and clammy skin, dry mouth, and slow heartbeat.
Do not share this product with others.
If you miss a dose, take as soon as remembered; do not take if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.
Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.