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Hydrocodone and Homatropine

Basics

Name

Hydrocodone and Homatropine

Pronunciation

(hye droe KOE done & hoe MA troe peen)

Brand Names: US

  • Hycodan
  • Hydromet
  • Tussigon [DSC]

Therapeutic Category

  • Antitussive

Medication Safety Issues

Sound-alike/look-alike issues:

Hycodan may be confused with Vicodin

High alert medication:

The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) includes this medication among its list of drug classes which have a heightened risk of causing significant patient harm when used in error.

Geriatric Patients: High-Risk Medication:

Beers Criteria: Homatropine is identified in the Beers Criteria as a potentially inappropriate medication in patients 65 years and older due to its strong anticholinergic properties (Beers Criteria [AGS 2019]).

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