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Hydrocodone compound



A hydrocodone compound is a pharmaceutical compound containing hydrocodone.

Additional recommended knowledge

To qualify for treatment as a schedule III medication in the US, hydrocodone must be combined with a nonnarcotic ingredient in a recognized therapeutic amount. There are four dosage forms recognized by the US authorities:

  • per 100 ml (i.e. a liquid), which must have no more than 300 mg of (dissolved) hydrocodone in addition to the therapeutic amount of a nonnarcotic ingredient
  • per dosage unit (i.e. a solid, pill or capsule) which must have no more than 15 mg of hydrocodone in addition to the therapeutic amount of a nonnarcotic ingredient

Compounded dosages seen on the market include:

  • per 15 ml of syrup: 15 mg/80 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 30 mg/80 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, and 45 mg/80 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen,
  • per capsule: 5 mg/80 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 10 mg/80 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 15 mg/80 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 10 mg/100 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 15 mg/100 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 10 mg/200 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 15 mg/200 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 5 mg/500 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 10 mg/200 mg hydrocodone/ibuprofen, 15 mg/200 mg, hydrocodone/ibuprofen
 
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