Generic Name: homatropine and hydrocodone (HOM a TROE peen and HYE dro KOE done)
Brand Name: Hydromet, Tussigon
What is Hydromet (homatropine and hydrocodone)?
Hydrocodone is a narcotic cough medicine.
Homatropine is a drug that works against the narcotic to prevent an overdose of this medication.
Homatropine and hydrocodone is a combination medicine used to treat cough.
Homatropine and hydrocodone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
What is the most important information I should know about Hydromet (homatropine and hydrocodone)?
Hydrocodone can slow or stop your breathing, and may be habit-forming. Use only your prescribed dose. Never share homatropine and hydrocodone with another person.
MISUSE OF NARCOTIC MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
Hydrocodone may cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in a newborn if the mother has taken this medicine during pregnancy.
What should I discuss with my health care provider before taking Hydromet (homatropine and hydrocodone)?
You should not use this medicine if you are allergic to homatropine or hydrocodone.
Some medicines can interact with hydrocodone and cause a serious condition called serotonin syndrome. Be sure your doctor knows if you also take medicine for depression, mental illness, Parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, serious infections, or prevention of nausea and vomiting. Ask your doctor before making any changes in how or when you take your medications.
To make sure homatropine and hydrocodone is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:
severe asthma or breathing problems;
a history of head injury, brain tumor, or seizures;
liver or kidney disease;
enlarged prostate or urination problems;
stomach problems; or
if you use a sedative like Valium (diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, Ativan, Klonopin, Restoril, Tranxene, Versed, Xanax, and others).
It is not known whether this medicine will harm an unborn baby. If you use hydrocodone while you are pregnant, your baby could become dependent on the drug. This can cause life-threatening withdrawal symptoms in the baby after it is born. Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant.
It is not known whether homatropine and hydrocodone passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while using this medicine.
Homatropine and hydrocodone is not approved for use by anyone younger than 6 years old.
How should I take Hydromet (homatropine and hydrocodone)?
Follow all directions on your prescription label. Hydrocodone can slow or stop your breathing. Never use homatropine and hydrocodone in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed.
Homatropine and hydrocodone may be habit-forming. Never share homatropine and hydrocodone with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.
Misuse of habit-forming medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or death. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.
Measure liquid medicine with the dosing syringe provided, or with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.
Do not stop using this medicine suddenly after long-term use, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Ask your doctor how to safely stop using homatropine and hydrocodone.
Store at room temperature away from heat, moisture, and light.
Keep track of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle. Homatropine and hydrocodone is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if anyone is using your medicine improperly or without a prescription.
What happens if I miss a dose?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. A hydrocodone overdose can be fatal, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription. Overdose symptoms may include slow breathing and heart rate, severe drowsiness, muscle weakness, cold and clammy skin, pale skin, blue-colored lips, and fainting.
What should I avoid while taking Hydromet (homatropine and hydrocodone)?
Do not drink alcohol. Dangerous side effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with hydrocodone.
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how homatropine and hydrocodone will affect you. Dizziness or severe drowsiness can cause falls or other accidents.
Hydromet (homatropine and hydrocodone) side effects
Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Like other narcotic medicines, hydrocodone can slow your breathing. Death may occur if breathing becomes too weak.
Stop using homatropine and hydrocodone and call your doctor at once if you have:
weak or shallow breathing;
painful or difficult urination;
infertility, missed menstrual periods;
impotence, sexual problems, loss of interest in sex;
confusion, fear, paranoia, unusual thoughts or behavior;
a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out; or
low cortisol levels-- nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, dizziness, worsening tiredness or weakness.
Seek medical attention right away if you have symptoms of serotonin syndrome, such as: agitation, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, fast heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
Homatropine and hydrocodone is more likely to cause breathing problems in older adults and people who are severely ill, malnourished, or otherwise debilitated.
Common side effects may include:
constipation, nausea, vomiting;
itching, rash; or
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 other drugs will affect Hydromet (homatropine and hydrocodone)?
Narcotic (opioid) medication can interact with many other drugs and cause dangerous side effects or death. Be sure your doctor knows if you also use:
other narcotic medications--opioid pain medicine or prescription cough medicine;
drugs that make you sleepy or slow your breathing--a sleeping pill, muscle relaxer, sedative, tranquilizer, or antipsychotic medicine; or
drugs that affect serotonin levels in your body--medicine for depression, Parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, serious infections, or prevention of nausea and vomiting.
This list is not complete. Other drugs may interact with homatropine and hydrocodone, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all possible interactions are listed in this medication guide.
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Where can I get more information?
- Your pharmacist can provide more information about homatropine and hydrocodone.
- Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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