Is Hydrocod/hom 5-1.5 a Narcotic?


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Hydrocodone/homatropine syrup is a cough suppressant consisting of an anticholinergic and a narcotic, according to Drugs.com. The anticholinergic dries secretions, while hydrocodone, the narcotic, suppresses the brain's cough reflex. Patients with morphine-related or other allergies, or who are taking sodium oxybate, need to contact their doctors before taking the medication.

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Sodium oxybate, marketed as Xyrem and called GHB, may increase the risk of experiencing side effects associated with hydrocodone/homatropine syrup, such as blurred vision, constipation and nausea, notes Drugs.com. Naltrexone may make the cough suppressant less effective. If a patient taking hydrocodone/homatropine syrup misses a dose, the patient needs to take it as soon as possible, but is cautioned to not take two doses at one time. Because hydrocodone is an opiate analgesic, a patient can develop an addition to it, states MedlinePlus.

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