Hydromet is an oral medication in syrup form containing 1.5mg homatropine methylbromide and 5mg hydrocodone bitartrate. It is used to treat and relieve cough. It is not known exactly how this medication affects coughing, but it helps relieve the amount of coughing a person experiences. Hydromet is a combination medicine used in the treatment of cough. The medicine may also be used for purposes not listed in this guide, at the discretion of the prescriber. Hydromet is used because its two active ingredients – hydrocodone and homatropine – work together to prevent the cough reflex. The principal therapeutic activity comes from hydrocodone, a narcotic agent. Homatropine is added to the medicine to prevent overdose of the narcotic, hydrocodone. Hydromet is associated with its own range of potential side effects. Among these include drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, nausea, itch, rash, and difficulty concentrating. Patients may also experience more severe side effects such as shallow breathing, difficult urination, confusion, faintness, and low cortisol levels.
Drug Name: Hydromet
Generic name: Hydrocodone bitartrate and homatropine methylbromide