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Hycodan

Hycodan Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

Hycodan (hydrocodone bitartrate and homatropine methylbromide) is used to treat cough. Hydrocodone is a narcotic cough medicine, and homatropine works against the narcotic to prevent an overdose of this medication. Common side effects include nausea due to the use of hydrocodone, which usually goes away after the first few doses. Lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, vision changes, vomiting, and constipation may also occur.

The dose of Hycodan for adults and children 12 years and older is one tablet or 5 mL (1 tsp) of the oral solution every 4 to 6 hours as needed; do not exceed six tablets or 30 mL (6 tsp) in 24 hours. Consult your doctor for pediatric dosing. Hycodan may interact with other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). Tell your doctor all medications you use. Hycodan should be used only when prescribed during pregnancy. Using this drug near the expected delivery date is not recommended because it may harm a fetus. Infants born to mothers who have been using this medication may have withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, abnormal/persistent crying, vomiting, or diarrhea. Tell your doctor if you notice symptoms in your newborn. This drug may pass into breast milk and could have undesirable effects on a nursing infant. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Withdrawal symptoms may occur if you suddenly stop using this drug.

Our Hycodan (hydrocodone bitartrate and homatropine methylbromide) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

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.

What is Patient Information in Detail?

Easy-to-read and understand detailed drug information and pill images for the patient or caregiver from Cerner Multum.

Hycodan in Detail - Patient Information: Side Effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • painful urination;
  • 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;
  • trouble concentrating;
  • 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.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Hycodan (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Homatropine Methylbromide) »

What is Patient Information Overview?

A concise overview of the drug for the patient or caregiver from First DataBank.

Hycodan Overview - Patient Information: Side Effects

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea commonly occurs with the use of hydrocodone and usually goes away after the first few doses. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about ways to decrease nausea (e.g., taking with food, lying down for 1-2 hours with as little head movement as possible).

Lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, vision changes, vomiting, and constipation may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

To prevent constipation, maintain a diet adequate in fiber, drink plenty of water, and exercise. If you become constipated while using this drug, consult your pharmacist for help in selecting a laxative (e.g., stimulant-type with stool softener).

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

Tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: severe stomach/abdominal pain, mental/mood changes (e.g., agitation, confusion), difficult/painful urination.

Get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: slow/shallow/irregular breathing, difficulty waking up.

A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.

This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

In the US -

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.

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What is Prescribing information?

The FDA package insert formatted in easy-to-find categories for health professionals and clinicians.

Hycodan FDA Prescribing Information: Side Effects
(Adverse Reactions)

SIDE EFFECTS

Central Nervous System

Sedation, drowsiness, mental clouding, lethargy, impairment of mental and physical performance, anxiety, fear, dysphoria, dizziness, psychic dependence, mood changes.

Gastrointestinal System

Nausea and vomiting may occur; they are more frequent in ambulatory than in recumbent patients. Prolonged administration of HYCODAN (hydrocodone bitartrate and homatropine methylbromide) may produce constipation.

Genitourinary System

Ureteral spasm, spasm of vesicle sphincters and urinary retention have been reported with opiates.

Respiratory Depression

HYCODAN (hydrocodone bitartrate and homatropine methylbromide) may produce dose-related respiratory depression by acting directly on brain stem respiratory centers (see OVERDOSE). Use of HYCODAN (hydrocodone bitartrate and homatropine methylbromide) in children less than 6 years of age has been associated with fatal respiratory depression.

Overdose with HYCODAN (hydrocodone bitartrate and homatropine methylbromide) in children 6 years of age and older, in adolescents, and in adults has been associated with fatal respiratory depression.

Postmarketing events seen in children under 6 years of age include accidental overdose, bronchopneumonia, coma, cyanosis, death, death neonatal, dyspnea, pulmonary edema, respiratory arrest, and respiratory depression.

Postmarketing events seen in patients older than 6 years of age include accidental overdose, cardio-respiratory arrest, death due to drug toxicity, non-accidental overdose, and overdose.

Dermatological

Skin rash, pruritus.

Drug Abuse And Dependence

HYCODAN (hydrocodone bitartrate and homatropine methylbromide) is a Schedule III opioid. Psychic dependence, physical dependence and tolerance may develop upon repeated administration of opioids; therefore, HYCODAN (hydrocodone bitartrate and homatropine methylbromide) should be prescribed and administered with caution. However, psychic dependence is unlikely to develop when HYCODAN (hydrocodone bitartrate and homatropine methylbromide) is used for a short time for the treatment of cough. Physical dependence, the condition in which continued administration of the drug is required to prevent the appearance of a withdrawal syndrome, assumes clinically significant proportions only after several weeks of continued oral opioid use, although some mild degree of physical dependence may develop after a few days of opioid therapy.

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