two new C-II opioids, Zohydro ER (zoh-HYE-droh) and Xartemis XR (ZAR-tem-iss) for treating pain

You'll see two new C-II opioids, Zohydro ER (zoh-HYE-droh) and Xartemis XR (ZAR-tem-iss) for treating pain.

Zohydro ER capsules are the first long-acting HYDROCODONE-ONLY product. Think of it as an alternative to OxyContin or MS Contin.

Expect patients new to opioids to start on 10 mg every 12 hours...and increase by 10 mg/dose every 3 to 7 days as needed.

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