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View in Spanish: Bitartrato de hidrocodona

Hydrocodone bitartrate (HY-droh-KOH-done by-TAR-trayt)
A drug used to treat moderate to severe pain and cough. Hydrocodone bitartrate is made from codeine and binds to opioid receptors in the central nervous system. It is a type of analgesic agent, a type of antitussive, and a type of opiate.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.