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Hydromet Side Effects

Generic Name: homatropine / hydrocodone

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of homatropine / hydrocodone. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Hydromet.

For the Consumer

Applies to homatropine / hydrocodone: oral solution, oral syrup, oral tablet

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by homatropine / hydrocodone. In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking homatropine / hydrocodone:

Incidence not known:
  • Decrease in the frequency of urination
  • decrease in urine volume
  • difficulty in passing urine (dribbling)
  • painful urination

If any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking homatropine / hydrocodone, get emergency help immediately:

Symptoms of overdose:
  • Difficult or troubled breathing
  • irregular, fast or slow, or shallow breathing
  • pale or blue lips, fingernails, or skin

Minor Side Effects

Some of the side effects that can occur with homatropine / hydrocodone may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

More common:
  • Nausea
  • vomiting
Incidence not known:
  • Drowsiness
  • fear or nervousness
  • itching skin or rash
  • mood changes
  • relaxed and calm
  • sleepiness
  • unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to homatropine / hydrocodone: oral syrup, oral tablet

Nervous system

One study has suggested that the respiratory depression caused by hydrocodone may be of benefit in the treatment of dyspnea related to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and restrictive lung disease. However, the potential for the precipitation of respiratory insufficiency makes such use of hydrocodone hazardous and such use should be undertaken, if at all, only with extreme caution.[Ref]

Nervous system side effects of hydrocodone have included mental depression, drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, respiratory depression (which is sometimes fatal), stupor, delirium, somnolence, agitation, and dysphoria.[Ref]

Other

Other side effects of hydrocodone have included withdrawal symptoms, such as agitation, restlessness, anxiety, insomnia, tremor, abdominal cramps, blurred vision, vomiting and sweating, after either abrupt cessation or fast tapering of narcotic analgesics.[Ref]

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects of hydrocodone have included nausea, vomiting, constipation, and dry mouth.[Ref]

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects of hydrocodone have included ureteral spasm, spasm of vesicle sphincters, and urinary retention.[Ref]

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects of hydrocodone have included rash.[Ref]

References

1. Sackner MA "Effects of hydrocodone bitartrate on breathing pattern of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and restrictive lung disease." Mt Sinai J Med 51 (1984): 222-6

2. "Product Information. Hycodan (homatropine-hydrocodone)" Endo Laboratories LLC, Chadds Ford, PA.

3. Fricke J, Halladay SC, Bynum L, Francisco CA "Pain relief after dental impaction surgery using ketorolac, hydrocodone plus acetaminophen, or placebo." Clin Ther 15 (1993): 500-9

4. Morrison AB "Toxicity and abuse of hydrocodone bitartrate." Can Med Assoc J 120 (1979): 1338

Not all side effects for Hydromet may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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