"The FDA is spelling out this and other precautions in class-wide boxed warnings on the labels of opioid painkillers such as oxycodone, prescription cough medicine containing opioids, benzodiazepines, which include alprazolam (Xanax, Pharma"...
Hydrocodone, like all narcotics, may impair the 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.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2016
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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