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Hydromet (Hydrocodone Bitartrate / Homatropine Methylbromide) - Summary

 
 



HYDROMET SUMMARY

This product contains hydrocodone (dihydrocodeinone) bitartrate, a semisynthetic centrally acting narcotic antitussive. Homatropine methylbromide is included in a subtherapeutic amount to discourage deliberate overdosage.

HYDROMET (HYDROCODONE/METHYLHOMATROPINE) is indicated for the following:

For the symptomatic relief of cough.


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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Media Articles Related to Hydromet (Hydrocodone / Homatropine)

Cold and Cough Medicine for Infants and Children: A Doctor's View
Source: MedicineNet Chronic Cough Specialty [2016.04.11]
Title: Cold and Cough Medicine for Infants and Children: A Doctor's View
Category: Doctor's & Expert's views on Symptoms
Created: 10/18/2007 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 4/11/2016 12:00:00 AM

Children's Cough Causes and Treatments
Source: MedicineNet Allergy Treatment Begins At Home Specialty [2016.03.15]
Title: Children's Cough Causes and Treatments
Category: Diseases and Conditions
Created: 11/19/2012 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 3/15/2016 12:00:00 AM

Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
Source: MedicineNet Pertussis Specialty [2016.02.05]
Title: Waning Whooping Cough Immunity Blamed in Outbreaks
Category: Health News
Created: 2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 2/5/2016 12:00:00 AM

Whooping cough booster vouchers don't boost immunization rates of caregivers
Source: Caregivers / Homecare News From Medical News Today [2016.02.04]
Cases of pertussis (whooping cough) have increased dramatically over the past five years, putting infants at risk of serious illness or death.

Microscopic view of coughed-up mucus may be new biomarker for cystic fibrosis progression
Source: Cystic Fibrosis News From Medical News Today [2015.10.14]
Cystic fibrosis is a disease that causes very thick mucus secretions to build up within the lungs, which in turn, leads to inflammation and chronic lung infections.

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Published Studies Related to Hydromet (Hydrocodone / Homatropine)

Characterizing the subjective, psychomotor, and physiological effects of a hydrocodone combination product (Hycodan) in non-drug-abusing volunteers. [2003.01]
RATIONALE: The subjective, psychomotor, and physiological effects of prescription compounds containing the opioid hydrocodone have not been studied in a population of non-drug-abusing people who might be prescribed these compounds for cough or pain relief. OBJECTIVES: To characterize the effects of a hydrocodone combination product, Hycodan, which contains hydrocodone and a peripherally-acting anticholinergic, homatropine, in non-drug-abusing volunteers... CONCLUSIONS: Hycodan at the highest dose tested had effects similar to that of a prototypic mu agonist, morphine. Both drugs produced pleasant (including drug liking) as well as unpleasant subjective effects. Post-session ratings of overall liking and "want to take drug again" were not significant.

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Clinical Trials Related to Hydromet (Hydrocodone / Homatropine)

Single Dose Pharmacokinetics of Egalet´┐Ż Hydrocodone [Completed]

Pharmacokinetic Study of Hydrocodone/APAP in Chronic Pain Patients [Completed]
Objective is to evaluate the pharmacokinetics profile of hydrocodone's metabolite hydromorphone in patients who are taking hydrocodone on a routine basis for more than 3 months for chronic pain and correlate hydromorphone levels to their hydrocodone usage.

Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen for Acute Pain Following Third Molar Tooth Extraction [Completed]
The purpose of this study was to evaluate analgesic efficacy and safety of hydrocodone/acetaminophen compared to placebo in moderate to severe pain following molar extraction.

Efficacy and Safety of Hydrocodone Bitartrate (HYD) in Subjects With Moderate to Severe Chronic Low Back Pain [Completed]
The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the analgesic efficacy and safety of HYD tablets 20 to 120 mg once-daily dose compared to placebo in subjects with moderate to severe chronic low back pain uncontrolled by their current stable analgesic regimen

Long-term Safety of Once-daily Hydrocodone Bitartrate (HYD) Tablets For Moderate to Severe Chronic Nonmalignant and Nonneuropathic Pain. Includes a 24-week Extension Period. [Completed]
The primary objective of this study is to characterize the long-term safety of Hydrocodone Bitartrate (HYD) tablets 20 to 120 mg once-daily in subjects with chronic nonmalignant and nonneuropathic pain.

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