"Jan. 28, 2013 -- It may become more difficult to get prescriptions for drugs containing hydrocodone combined with other pain relievers.
An FDA panel voted 17 to 10 in favor of reclassifying hydrocodone-containing compounds, such as Vico"...
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Hydrocodone, like all narcotics, may impair mental and/or physical abilities required for the performance of potentially hazardous tasks such as driving a car or operating machinery; patients should be cautioned accordingly.
Hydrocodone may be habit-forming. Patients should take the drug only for as long as it is prescribed, in the amounts prescribed, and no more frequently than prescribed.
Laboratory Tests: In patients with severe hepatic or renal disease, effects of therapy should be monitored with serial liver and/or renal function tests.
Last reviewed on RxList: 1/30/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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