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Zohydro ER

HYDROCODONE is a pain reliever. It is used to treat constant pain that lasts for more than a few days. Compare opioids.

Insurance Coverage: Many major insurance plans no longer cover Zohydro ER as of 2015. Learn More

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Zohydro ER New Formulation: A Change for the Better

The GoodRx Pharmacist - February 13, 2015

Our last article about Zohydro ER was an introduction to the first hydrocodone-ONLY capsule to hit the pharmacy shelves.

Zohydro ER is prescribed to manage pain severe enough to need daily, around-the-clock, long-term treatment, where other therapy options do not work.

However, Zohydro ER had A LOT of healthcare professionals up in arms when it received approval by the FDA. As it was initially approved, Zohydro ER was a potent narcotic, but not formulated to prevent or discourage abuse. See More

Hysingla ER: A New, Safer Hydrodone-Only Option

The GoodRx Pharmacist - December 03, 2014

Hysingla ER (hydrocodone extended release) is now approved by the FDA, and it is the first of its kind! It is the ONLY extended-release abuse-deterrent hydrocodone product that does not also contain acetaminophen or any other type of analgesic pain reliever.

What does abuse-deterrent mean?

“Abuse-deterrent,” for medications like Hysingla ER, means that the medication has properties that are expected to reduce, but not totally prevent, abuse. See More

40+ Brand-Name Drugs Dropped By Insurance in 2015

Elizabeth Davis - August 20, 2014

For many Americans with health insurance, more than 40 popular brand-name drugs may no longer be covered starting in January 2015. Express Scripts and Caremark, companies that handle pharmacy benefits for more than 200 million Americans, are removing over 40 drugs from their formularies at the end of 2014. This is in addition to the more than 50 drugs removed last year.

What are Express Scripts and Caremark?

Express Scripts and Caremark are companies that administer prescription drug benefits for many health insurance companies and Tricare. See More

Which Medicine Is Best for Pain: Percocet, Vicodin, or Tylenol #3?

Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 16, 2014

You’ve had surgery, you have a toothache, or you can’t move without severe back pain and Tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen aren’t helping. What’s next?

Conventionally, patients who have moderate to severe pain have been offered one of the opioid-nonopioid combination drugs, such as acetaminophen plus hydrocodone or oxycodone.

Are they the same? What’s better? What is the prescription I have? It seems complicated but it’s not—let’s shed light on the common players:

Acetaminophen + Codeine:

You may have been prescribed Tylenol #3 or Tylenol #4 in the past. See More

Straight Out of Pulp Fiction: An Injection for Opioid Overdose You Can Use at Home

Dr. Sharon Orrange - April 09, 2014

Heroin, Oxycontin or any opioid overdose is easily reversed with naloxone. You’ve seen it in the movies and it’s true, naloxone works to wake people up from the dead, well . . . most of the time. Now people won’t have to wait for paramedics to arrive or to get to the ER, it will be available as a prescription.

The FDA has approved Evzio (naloxone injection) for the emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose, which as you know manifests as respiratory and/or central nervous system depression. See More

Zohydro ER: Is the First Hydrocodone-Only Capsule Safe?

The GoodRx Pharmacist - March 05, 2014

Zohydro ER is an extended-release class II controlled substance used for the management of severe pain that requires around-the-clock treatment. It was approved on October 25, 2013, and will be available for the first time this month (March 2014).

What is different about Zohydro ER?
Zohydro ER is the 1st of its kind! It is the first extended-release hydrocodone ONLY product that does not contain acetaminophen or any other type of analgesic in combination with it. See More

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