✔️Trade name – Hysingla, Zohydro
✔️Another name – Dihydrocodeinone, hydrocodone bitartrate
✔️Dependency liability – High
✔️Pregnancy category – not prescribed to pregnant women by a health advisor
✔️The onset of action – 10-20 minutes
✔️Duration of action – 4-8 hours
✔️Administration routes – 1. By mouth
✔️Excretion – through urine
Hydrocodone was first patented in 1923. Its long-lasting formula was approved by the US for medical using 2013. Hydrocodone is a commonly used drug in the United States as per the 2010 report. The United States used 99% of the worldwide supply of hydrocodone. Hydrocodone was the 118th most commonly prescribed medicine in the United States. Hydrocodone is made from the opium poppy. Actually hydrocodone is a synthetic derivative of Codeine.
Hydrocodone is mostly used to treat moderate to severe pain when it is combined with acetaminophen. Hydrocodone is also used as a cough suppressant in adults in the liquid forms. As a painkiller hydrocodone work by opioid receptors of the brain and spinal cord. Hydrocodone of 10 mg is equal in the potential of morphine of 10mg. But hydrocodone is less potent than Oxycodone. It is 50% less potent than oxycodone. It is used mainly in a state of emergency like patients have pain due to fractures, the pain of Cancer, Surgery pain, etc. Because its onset of action begins in 20 to 30 minutes and last for 4 to 8 hours. Hydrocodone is available in a different form for different use like hydrocodone in liquid form used as a cough suppressant, Hydrocodone Plus homatropine is used to treat mainly neuropathic moderate pain, immediate-release hydrocodone with acetaminophen, immediate-release hydrocodone with Ibuprofen, immediate-release hydrocodone with aspirin, controlled-release hydrocodone all these last four types of formulation of hydrocodone are used for treating the pain of different type.