Thanks for the post, Loretta!
I did a bit more looking and found more explanations on the FDA website. It helps me understand which drugs they are talking about
, hopefully it will help others. I did notice in the explanation on their website that it's only the medicines made by one manufacturer - Qualitest.
Chutz<going to check my latest prescript
ion now>Hydrocodone and compounds containing it are marketed, in varying forms, under a number of trademarks, includingVicodin, Hydrococet, Symtan, Anexsia, Biocodone, Damason-P, Dicodid, Hycodan (or generically Hydromet), Hycomine, Hycet, Lorcet, Lortab,Norco, Novahistex, Hydrovo, Duodin, Kolikodol, Orthoxycol, Panacet, Zydone, Mercodinone, Synkonin, Norgan, Xodol and Hydrokon. Hycodan was the original trade name. The trade name Dicodid was chosen because hydrocodone is the codeine analogue of hydromorphone (Dilaudid and the naming scheme extended to related drugs like Dihydrin (dihydrocodeine) and Dinarkon (oxycodone). The trade name Vicodin refers to hydrocodone being six times stronger than codeine by mouth, as in the Roman numeral VI.www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyalertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm260915.htm
Heard from Loretta that the above link gets to the FDA but no information there. I went back and grabbed the link again and it's identical. Hmmm, try doing a copy and paste on the address below and see if it gets you there. Thanks Loretts!
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Post Edited (Chutz) : 6/27/2011 9:55:38 PM (GMT-6)