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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Hycodan (Overview)

Hycodan is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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Please tell me what's the diff in hycodan and hydrocodone?

Please tell me what's the diff in hycodan and hydrocodone?

Different ingredient: Both have hydrocodone, usually in 5 mg doses, but Hycodan contains homatropine, another medication used to treat cold symptoms. In high doses, homatrophine can cause severe illness and even death. If you are planning on using Hycodan instead of hydrocodone for whatever purpose (pain or abuse), excessive amounts of Hycodan can be very, very dangerous. So don't. If not, ignore the above. ...Read more

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
252 doctors shared insights

Hycodan (Overview)

Hycodan is a cough suppressant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common cold or symptom drug).


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What lung infection would make doctors prescribe prednisone, levequine, and hycodan (hydrocodone)?

What lung infection would make doctors prescribe prednisone, levequine, and hycodan (hydrocodone)?

Pneumonia: A severe bronchitis, an asthmatic bronchitis or a pneumonia might be an indication for the drugs you have listed. The Prednisone would help with the inflammatory reaction causing wheezing and shortness of air, the Levaquin (levofloxacin) is an antibiotic and the Hycodan is to help alleviate the coughing. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection, the doctor prescribed my hycodan (hydrocodone) syrup. I'm a bit apprehensive since i'm allergic to codeine. ?

I was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection, the doctor prescribed my hycodan (hydrocodone) syrup. I'm a bit apprehensive since i'm allergic to codeine. ?

Codeine allergy: If allergy manifests with nausea, vomiting, headaches, belly pain, confusion, itching without redness or edema, this is not a true allergy but side effects. If it is redness, breathing problems, swelling of the tongue, etc. Than it is true allergy. Codeine cross reacts with hycodan (hydrocodone). ...Read more

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Can you use hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup for GERD symptoms?

Can you use hycodan (hydrocodone) cough syrup for GERD symptoms?

Hycodan (hydrocodone) for gerd: Hello, the Hycodan (hydrocodone) can be used for a cough that was induced by gerd but the Hycodan (hydrocodone) itself will have little effect on reducing reflux like an h2blocker or a ppi. ...Read more

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I have an 8 day old cough from a cold...Wet but not produtive..Used nyquil guaifenesen (sp) and hycodan (hydrocodone)....Gotta skeep... Benedryl next?

I have an 8 day old cough from a cold...Wet but not produtive..Used nyquil guaifenesen (sp) and hycodan (hydrocodone)....Gotta skeep... Benedryl next?

See a doc: My colds and coughs last a while too. You might benefit from a Codeine cough medicine, but see a doc and have it checked out. Don't wait if it is pneumonia. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may really dry you up and make your symptoms worse. ...Read more

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Which of these cold meds are the most effective, tussionex or hycodan (hydrocodone)?

Depends: Neither is particularly effective. Recent tudies of cough medications have shown that codeine-containing cough medications work about as well as sugar pills (placebo) and other studies show hydrocodone equal to Codeine . Theoretically Hycodan (with an anticholinergic) should work better for productive coughs and tussionex (with an antihistamine) should work better if there's an allergy component. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take lortab and hycodan (hydrocodone) in the same day?

Is it safe to take lortab and hycodan (hydrocodone) in the same day?

HycodanBasicallyNo l: Firstly -no it is not. Secondly why we're both prescribed? Or was one obtained illegally? ...Read more

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Using 10mg. Hydrocodone from a car accident a year ago. On and! is this a common side effect using / daily basis 10mg hydro?

Using 10mg. Hydrocodone from a car accident a year ago. On and! is this a common side effect using / daily basis 10mg hydro?

Narcotic dependency: Hydrocodone is prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain. It sounds like you might develop dependency to hydrocodone. Please discuss it with your prescribing doctor to see if you would benefit from evaluation from addiction specialist. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more