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Hycotuss (Hydrocodone Bitartrate / Guaifenesin) - Summary

 
 



HYCOTUSS SUMMARY

HYCOTUSS Expectorant Syrup contains hydrocodone (dihydrocodeinone) bitartrate, a semi-synthetic centrally-acting opioid antitussive and guaifenesin, an expectorant for oral administration.

HYCOTUSS (hydrocodone bitartrate and guaifenesin) Expectorant Syrup is indicated for the symptomatic relief of irritating non-productive cough associated with upper and lower respiratory tract congestion.


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Media Articles Related to Hycotuss (Hydrocodone / Guaifenesin)

Whooping cough vaccine not associated with preterm delivery
Source: Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today [2014.11.12]
New research has found that the Tdap vaccine recommended to protect newborns from pertussis is not associated with an increased risk of preterm delivery or small birth sizes.

Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Cough Specialty [2014.11.12]
Title: Whooping Cough Vaccine Seems Safe in Pregnancy, Study Finds
Category: Health News
Created: 11/11/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 11/12/2014 12:00:00 AM

Placebos are 'more effective than no treatment' for children's coughs
Source: Complementary Medicine / Alternative Medicine News From Medical News Today [2014.10.28]
Both agave nectar and a placebo were more effective at reducing cough symptoms among children under 2 years than watchful waiting, according to a new study.

Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough
Source: MedicineNet Botulism Specialty [2014.10.28]
Title: Placebo Treatment May Quiet Kids' Cough
Category: Health News
Created: 10/27/2014 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 10/28/2014 12:00:00 AM

Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC
Source: MedicineNet Pertussis Specialty [2014.09.26]
Title: Whooping Cough Vaccine Rates During Pregnancy Fall Short: CDC
Category: Health News
Created: 9/25/2014 4:36:00 PM
Last Editorial Review: 9/26/2014 12:00:00 AM

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Clinical Trials Related to Hycotuss (Hydrocodone / Guaifenesin)

Tissue Sample Collection From Patients With Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Arms, Hands, Legs, or Feet Treated on Clinial Trial CRUK-VORTEX [Recruiting]
RATIONALE: Collecting and storing samples of tumor tissue from patients with soft tissue sarcoma to test in the laboratory may help the study of cancer in the future.

PURPOSE: This laboratory is collecting tissue samples from patients with soft tissue sarcoma of the arms, hands, legs, or feet treated on clinical trial CRUK-VORTEX.

Functional Evaluation of Two Types of Totally Implanted Venous Ports [Completed]
Totally implanted venous access ports allow a safe delivery of medication, mainly chemotherapy, but are also used for blood sampling. This last procedure is not always successful, as it appeared from a nurse’s survey in different hospitals in Flanders, including the University Hospitals in Leuven, Belgium. In 3 to 29 percent of the attempts, blood withdrawal is impaired or not possible, as an intermittent or permanent fact. This is in line with international literature data where difficulty in blood draw was noted in 6 to 26% of port accessions. Partial or total occlusion leads to discomfort for the patient, delay in therapy, higher costs and extra nursing time.

A new port system with a tangential outlet (Vortex port) was designed and according to the manufacturer, this shape will allow to cleanse the entire reservoir of the port more efficiently and avoid the formation of precipitates of medication or blood that could lead to an obstruction of the device. These precipitates are also regarded as a potential risk factor for infection.

However, only one previously published small randomised study addressed the value of the Vortex port when compared to conventional access devices: Stevens et al. were able to show a reduction in obstruction incidence from 26% to 7% with the use of the Vortex port. The incidence of blood withdrawal problems in our experience with conventional ports in University hospitals Leuven was 8% thus lower than that reported by Stevens, but this remains the most frequent problem faced by care providers and patients.

With this study, we aim to compare the performance of the tangential outlet ports and that of a “conventional” port in order to assess an eventual functional difference.

Fine Particle pMDI Formoterol/Beclomethasone in Asthmatics With and Without Spacer: Comparative Efficacy Evaluation [Recruiting]
Adequate pharmacological treatment controls symptoms in most asthmatics. Pressurized metered dose inhalers (pMDI)are the most used drug delivery devices. Valved holding chambers of different types and sizes have also been developed for use in combination with pMDI. The therapeutic efficacy of treatment depends on the amount of inhaled particles. The chambers can optimize lung deposition as it obviates lung-hand coordination and retain larger particles. The aim of this study is to compare the efficacy of the fine particle combination pMDI Beclomethasone/Formoterol in asthma control,with or without the aid of a spacer in patients without adequate asthma control on medium to high-dose inhaled steroids associated with long acting beta adrenergic drugs. The hypothesis is that there is no clinical efficacy difference between the two forms of drug administration.

Radiation Therapy in Treating Patients Who Have Undergone Surgery for Soft Tissue Sarcoma of the Arms, Hands, Legs, or Feet [Recruiting]
RATIONALE: Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays to kill tumor cells. Giving radiation therapy after surgery may kill any tumor cells that remain after surgery. It is not yet known whether giving radiation therapy to a smaller area of tissue surrounding the tumor is as effective as giving radiation therapy to a wider area of tissue surrounding the tumor in treating soft tissue sarcoma.

PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying giving external-beam radiation therapy to a small area of tissue surrounding the tumor to see how well it works compared with giving external-beam radiation therapy to a wider area of tissue surrounding the tumor in treating patients who have undergone surgery for soft tissue sarcoma of the arms, hands, legs, or feet.

A New Oxygen Mask for Carotid Endarterectomy Under Local Anaesthesia [Recruiting]

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