Homatropine - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Homatropine | Pronunciation : hoe ma TROE peen
International :Hycodan, Tussigon
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :
This medication is an anticholinergic agent, prescribed for dry cough along with hydrocodone.
Homatropine ophthalmic is prescribed for eye inflammation.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications):
Pregnancy Category :
Category C :Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Dosage & When it is to be taken :
Adult: PO- One (1) tablet or 5 ml (1 teaspoonful) of the oral solution every 4 to 6 hours as needed; do not exceed six (6) tablets or 30 ml (6 teaspoonfuls) in 24 hours.
Child: One-half (1/2) tablet or 2.5 ml (1/2 teaspoonful) of the oral solution every 4 to 6 hours as needed; do not exceed three (3) tablets or 15 ml (3 teaspoonfuls) in 24 hours.
Eye Drops- Adult: Instill 1 to 2 drops in the eye once. Repeat within 5 to 10 minutes if necessary.
Child: Instill 1 to 2 drops into the affected eye up to every 3 to 4 hours.
How it should be taken :
It comes as a tablet, solution to take orally. It also comes as eye drops to instill into the affected eye(s).
Warnings and Precautions :Caution should be exercised in patients with history of certain eye problems, down syndrome, Addison's disease, breathing problems, brain disorders, severe infectious, diarrhea, kidney disease, liver disease, mental/mood disorders, spinal problems, recent surgery, underactive thyroid, alcohol abuse, difficulty in urinating, elderly, children, during pregnancy and lactation.
It may cause dizziness, blurred vision, or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
This eye drops may cause harm if used internally, if it so consult with your doctor immediately.
Side Effects :
Central Nervous System- Sedation, drowsiness, mental clouding, impairment of mental and physical performance, anxiety, fear, dizziness, psychic dependence and mood changes.
Gastrointestinal - Nausea, vomiting and constipation.
Genitourinary - Automatic jerking movements in urethral and urinary retention.
Respiratory- Difficulty in breathing.
Skin- Rash and itching.
Eye - Blurred vision, eye itching, burning or stinging and irritation at the application site.
Other Precautions :Wear sun-glass while using this eye drops.
Storage Conditions :Store oral solution at controlled room temperature (25°C).
Eye Drops: Store it at room temperature, Keep away from children.