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Vicodin

Vicodin Patient Information Including Side Effects

Brand Names: Anexsia, Co-Gesic, Hycet, Liquicet, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus, Lortab 10/500, Lortab 2.5/500, Lortab 5/500, Lortab 7.5/500, Lortab Elixir, Maxidone, Norco, Polygesic, Stagesic, Vicodin, Vicodin ES, Vicodin HP, Xodol, Zamicet, Zolvit, Zydone

Generic Name: acetaminophen and hydrocodone (Pronunciation: a SEET a MIN oh fen and hye droe KOE done)

What is acetaminophen and hydrocodone (Vicodin)?

Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic.

Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone.

The combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.

Acetaminophen and hydrocodone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

Acetaminophen-Hydrocodone 325 mg-10 mg-QUA

oval, yellow, imprinted with LOGO, 36 01

Acetaminophen-Hydrocodone 325 mg-10 mg-WAT

oblong, yellow, imprinted with Watson 853

Acetaminophen-Hydrocodone 325 mg-5 mg-AMN

capsule, white, imprinted with IP 109

Acetaminophen-Hydrocodone 325 mg-5 mg-WAT

oblong, white/orange specks, imprinted with 3202, WATSON

Acetaminophen-Hydrocodone 325 mg-7.5 mg-WAT

oval, orange, imprinted with WATSON, 3203

Acetaminophen-Hydrocodone 500 mg-5 mg-MAL

oval, white, imprinted with M 357

Acetaminophen-Hydrocodone 500 mg-7.5 mg-MAL

oblong, white, imprinted with M 358

Acetaminophen-Hydrocodone 650 mg-10 mg-MAL

oblong, blue, imprinted with M 361

Acetaminophen-Hydrocodone 650 mg-10 mg-WAT

oblong, green, imprinted with WATSON 503

Acetaminophen-Hydrocodone 650 mg-7.5 mg-MAL

oblong, white, imprinted with M 359

Acetaminophen-Hydrocodone 660 mg-10 mg-AND

oblong, white, imprinted with Logo 567

Acetaminophen-Hydrocodone 750 mg-10 mg-WAT

oval, yellow, imprinted with WATSON 3228

Acetaminophen-Hydrocodone 750 mg-7.5 mg-MAL

oblong, white, imprinted with M 360

Anexsia 5-500

round, white, imprinted with ANEXSIA, MPC 207

APAP-HC 10-500 mg-WAT

oblong, blue, imprinted with WATSON 540

APAP-HC 10-500-WAT

elliptical, white, imprinted with WATSON 540

APAP-HC 10-650 mg-WAT

oblong, green, imprinted with WATSON 503

APAP-HC 2.5-500 mg-WAT

oblong, white, imprinted with WATSON 388

APAP-HC 5-500 mg-WAT

capsule, white, imprinted with WATSON 349

APAP-HC 5-500-WAT

capsule, white, imprinted with WATSON 349

APAP-HC 7.5-500 mg

oblong, white, imprinted with WATSON 385

APAP-HC 7.5-500 mg-WAT

oblong, white, imprinted with WATSON 385

APAP-HC 7.5-650 mg

oblong, pink, imprinted with WATSON 502

APAP-HC 7.5-750 mg-WAT

oblong, white, imprinted with WATSON 387

APAP-HC 7.5-750-WAT

oblong, white, imprinted with WATSON 387

APAP-Hydrocodone 660 mg-10 mg-MAL

oblong, white, imprinted with M362

Hydrocodone-APAP 5mg-325mg-MAL

oblong, white, imprinted with M365

Lorcet Plus 7.5-650

oblong, white, imprinted with 201, UU

Lortab 10-500 mg

oblong, pink, imprinted with 910, UCB

Lortab 5-500

oblong, white/blue specks, imprinted with ucb, 902

Lortab 7.5-500 mg

oblong, white, imprinted with 903, UCB

Maxidone 10-750 mg

oval, yellow, imprinted with MAXIDONE 634

Norco 10-325

oblong, yellow, imprinted with NORCO 539

Norco 5-325 mg

oblong, white/orange specks, imprinted with 913, WATSON

Norco 7.5-325 mg

oblong, orange, imprinted with NORCO 729

Stagesic 500 mg-5 mg Cap

capsule, white, imprinted with Stagesic

Vicodin ES

oblong, white, imprinted with VICODIN ES

Xodol 300 mg-10 mg

oblong, white, imprinted with 10 300, TP

Zydone 400 mg-10 mg

octagonal, red, imprinted with E, 10

Zydone 400 mg-5 mg

octagonal, yellow, imprinted with E, 5

Zydone 400 mg-7.5 mg

octagonal, blue, imprinted with E, 7.5

What are the possible side effects of acetaminophen and hydrocodone?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • shallow breathing, slow heartbeat;
  • feeling light-headed, fainting;
  • confusion, fear, unusual thoughts or behavior;
  • seizure (convulsions);
  • problems with urination; or
  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Less serious side effects may include:

  • anxiety, dizziness, drowsiness;
  • mild nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation;
  • headache, mood changes;
  • blurred vision;
  • ringing in your ears; or
  • dry mouth.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the Vicodin (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects

What is the most important information I should know about acetaminophen and hydrocodone?

Tell your doctor if you have ever had alcoholic liver disease (cirrhosis) or if you drink more than 3 alcoholic beverages per day. You may not be able to take medicine that contains acetaminophen.

Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death. Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.

Hydrocodone may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any other cold, allergy, pain, or sleep medication. Acetaminophen (sometimes abbreviated as APAP) is contained in many combination medicines. Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much acetaminophen which can lead to a fatal overdose. Check the label to see if a medicine contains acetaminophen or APAP.

This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how acetaminophen and hydrocodone will affect you.

Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of liver damage while taking acetaminophen.

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