What is Rezira

09 December 2012 | Rezira

What is Rezira?

Rezira is a decongestant and cough suppressant combination. It works by constricting blood vessels and reducing swelling in the nasal passages. This allows you to breathe more easily. The cough suppressant works in the brain to decrease the cough reflex to help decrease a dry cough.

FDA Approves Rezira

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a new drug application (NDA) for Rezira (hydrocodone bitartrate and pseudoephedrine hydrochloride) Oral Solution (CIII) for the relief of cough and symptoms associated with the common cold.

What is Rezira used for?

Rezira is used for:

  • Relieving congestion and cough due to colds, flu, or hay fever. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Important safety information

  • Rezira may cause dizziness or drowsiness. These effects may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Rezira with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
  • Do not take appetite suppressants while you are taking Rezira without checking with your doctor.
  • Rezira has pseudoephedrine in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has pseudoephedrine in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do NOT take more than the recommended dose or take for longer than prescribed without checking with your doctor.
  • If your symptoms do not get better within 5 to 7 days or if they get worse, check with your doctor.
  • Rezira may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Rezira.
  • Tell your doctor or dentist that you take Rezira before you receive any medical or dental care, emergency care, or surgery.
  • Use Rezira with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects.
  • Rezira should be used with extreme caution in CHILDREN; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Rezira while you are pregnant. It is not known if Rezira is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Rezira.

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