Need Hycodan - Can't Get It Anywhere?

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carlene Says:

My dog needs this medicine every day due to a collapsing trachia. I have been told that it's not being produced anymore. Does anyone know where I can get it???
Thanks!

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polley Says:

You can get it all wallgrens, CVS, any human pharmacy

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carlene Says:

No, I've tried them all and they tell me that they can't get it. It has something to do with being a controled substance and the FDA has put a hold on production. Why, I don't know and what are we supposed to do in the meantime???
It's just a terrible situation!!!

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shana Says:

Carlene- good news! I too have been looking for Hycodan for my Pom who takes it every 6 hours- the FDA has put a hold on production, but the good news is that my Vet prescribed the liquid form called Hydrocodone- at first I was skeptical, but I mix his dose with a tsp of wet food and he eats it right up. It's working for us- Good luck!

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carlene Says:

Hi Shana,
I have a pom too and I tried the liquid (is it llike a sweet cough syrup?), but she wouldn't have anything to do with it and literally quit eating anything that I tried to put it in (even peanut butter). When I tried to give it to her in a syring, we had more on her coat that down her throat - not a good thing. I just gave up on it. However, I do have some good news, I just found Tussagon at my local Wal Mart pharmacy. My vet wrote a perscription for 5mg tablets and they are helping. I don't know how long it will be available, but for now she is doing better. Thanks for your help.

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shana Says:

Good news for you too- I'm glad that my little guy eats it right up in a little wet food- I didn't even try to squirt it in his mouth with a syringe- that would be a big mess! Good news to hear that you found the pill form and best of luck to you! :-)

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susan Says:

I have also had a nightmare trying to find Hydrocodone in 5mg tablets or Hycodan or ANYTHING in pill form for my little Sheltie who also has a mysterious persistent cough. I was also told they discontinued it by everyone and now I have been calling every pharmacy in the state to try to get whatever is left. The idea of a sweet sticky syrup is not great for a dog. WHY ON EARTH WOULD THIS MANUFACTURER STOP MAKING SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE ARE USING AND DEPEND ON? HOW HATEFUL! So, if you say that Walmart carries the Tussigon which is what they fill her prescription with as a generic alternative, then THANK YOU so much! I hope that they have an enormous stock pile, otherwise, I will have to have my vet either compound a similar drug or figure something out QUICKLY as you cannot just take your pet off of Hycodan without wheaning them slowly. I'll report back what happens since this is the ONLY site I have found addressing this issue.

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susan Says:

Well there you have it! NO TUSSIGON AT WALMART! Nope! Everyone is ALL OUTTA Tussigon, Hycodan, Hydrocodone... I hate this manufacturer for doing this and I am GOING TO GET AN ANSWER!!!

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pat Says:

I also had the pharmacy change my dogs prescript hycodan to Tussigon which has hydrocodone in it. Found it at very old old family pharmacy in our town that also has a soda fountain. Get away from the chain stores & you might have better luck. I did.

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adam Says:

You people do konw that hydrocodone and hycodan are just people drugs right... its called vicodin and its a narcotic pain reliever....you do know this right....??

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michelle Says:

A great majority of drugs used in veterinary medicine are also used in human medicine, it is just dosages that vary between species.
Tussigon (hycodan) has been unavailable in both human and veterinary pharmacies until recently. Production has been started again though, and the medication is slowly becoming available again, although it seems just in human hospitals first, and perhaps a few of the online pharmacies.

And to Adam (You people do konw that hydrocodone and hycodan are just people drugs right... its called vicodin and its a narcotic pain reliever....you do know this right....?? )
Vicodin is a brand name for a drug combination of hydrocodone and paracetamol (acetaminophen). It is not the same thing as tussigon. Tussigon is the brand name of a combination of homatropine and hydrocodone. The combinations of drugs and the dosages make these medication different from one another, and are not usually used for the same reason. Tussigon is used as a cough suppressent while vicodin is usually used as a pain reliever (though not in animals, it is not usually effective for them), although it does have some anti-tussive (cough suppressing) properties.

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joe Says:

Try roadrunner pharmacy in phoenix az the can compond it for you

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paulfree Says:

years ago I was prescribed Hycodan cough syrup for chronic infectious bronchitis (I'm a human)

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peggy Says:

My maltipoo is also suffering with collapsing trachea and I am unable to find Tussigon either. I have switched to Torbutrol, which is more expensive, but it does suppress his cough too. You may want to try that. I am going to check the smaller pharmacies too for Tussigon.

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dan Says:

FIND A COMPOUNDING PHARMACY. THEY CAN MAKE ANYTHING! IF YOU CAN'T FIND ONE IN YOUR AREA, WE'LL SHIP TO YOU. VILLAGE COMPOUNDING PHARMACY 1-866-616-4101.

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susan Says:

Yes, except when you call Village Pharmacy that act like you have three heads and asking for compounding is some sort of who's on first conversational opportunity. Yes, a few of the ONLINE PHARMACYS still have Tussigon by some miracle - for how long I don't know.

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Ronda Says:

My dog also has larengeal paralasys.My vet perscribed Tussagon. Giant Eagle pharm. carries this.Good luck, hope this helps.

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mrslgamble Says:

My Sheltie needed med. for her cough etc. My vet prescribed tussigon. I looked it up and found it is or like hydrocodan. My vet had it on hand. It sounded like she could get it anytime, but I presume it is a prescription.

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Linda Says:

Hycodan is a brand name for hydrocodone bitartrate plus homatropine methybromide. Several manufacturers make generic versions (Actavis, Hi Tech Pharma, Morton Grove, King Pharms). It is available as 1.5 mg and 5 mg tablets and syrup. All human drugs containing hydrocodone require a prescription as hydrocodone is an addictive drug.

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Eden Says:

Tussigon is slowly being released back onto the market. And to Dan: (FIND A COMPOUNDING PHARMACY. THEY CAN MAKE ANYTHING! IF YOU CAN'T FIND ONE IN YOUR AREA, WE'LL SHIP TO YOU. VILLAGE COMPOUNDING PHARMACY) I've worked in pharmacy for 16 years. Compounding pharmacies are great, but they can't make ANYTHING. Only certain things can be legally obtained to mix. I don't know if this is still the case, or if it was anywhere else but here in my state, there was a new law that was passed that restricted compounding pharmacies from combining controlled substances that were already available. Ex: Hycodan- Hydrocodone/Hydromorphine. It's suppose to cut down on severe errors. (See People v. Stewart) I don't know if that is still the case. Just wanted to give you a heads up!

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TheLibaby Says:

My dog was put on torbutol but where I live no pharmacy haves it the doctor says to give her robtussin dm but my dog does not like syrup had perscription for hydrocodone tablets 3 mg no drugstore makes it please someone help me my baby needs this drug daily to live I live on Long Island in New York state

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