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hydrocodone (Zohydro ER)

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Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD Jay W. Marks, MD

Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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Hydrocodone is an opioid narcotic pain-reliever similar to oxycodone, morphine, methadone, fentanyl, and other opioids.

Is hydrocodone (Zohydro ER) available as a generic drug?

No

Do I need a prescription for hydrocodone (Zohydro ER)?

Yes

Why is hydrocodone (Zohydro ER) prescribed to patients?Hydrocodone is prescribed for the long-term treatment of severe pain for which other treatment options are not effective, not tolerated, or would most likely not be strong enough to adequately manage the pain. What are the side effects of hydrocodone (Zohydro ER)?

The most frequent adverse reactions include:

Lightheadedness Dizziness Sedation Nausea Vomiting

Other side effects include:

Drowsiness Constipation Spasm of the ureter, which can lead to difficulty in urinating.

Other patient warnings include:

Hydrocodone can impair thinking and the physical abilities required for driving or operating machinery. Hydrocodone can depress breathing, and should be used with caution in elderly, debilitated patients, and in patients with serious lung disease. Hydrocodone is habit forming. Mental and physical dependence can occur when used long-term.

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