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Vicoprofen Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is hydrocodone and ibuprofen (Vicoprofen)?
- What are the possible side effects of hydrocodone and ibuprofen (Vicoprofen)?
- What is the most important information I should know about hydrocodone and ibuprofen (Vicoprofen)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking hydrocodone and ibuprofen (Vicoprofen)?
- How should I take hydrocodone and ibuprofen (Vicoprofen)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Vicoprofen)?
- What happens if I overdose (Vicoprofen)?
- What should I avoid while taking hydrocodone and ibuprofen (Vicoprofen)?
- What other drugs will affect hydrocodone and ibuprofen (Vicoprofen)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Vicoprofen)?
Since hydrocodone and ibuprofen is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Vicoprofen)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of hydrocodone and ibuprofen can be fatal.
Overdose symptoms may include extreme drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), black or bloody stools, coughing up blood, urinating less than usual or not at all, confusion, ringing in your ears, pinpoint pupils, weak pulse, slow heart rate, blue lips, shallow breathing, or fainting.
What should I avoid while taking hydrocodone and ibuprofen (Vicoprofen)?
This medication may impair your thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until you know how hydrocodone and ibuprofen will affect you.
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before using any cold, allergy, or pain medication. Many medicines available over the counter contain aspirin or other medicines similar to ibuprofen (such as ketoprofen or naproxen). Taking certain products together can cause you to get too much of this type of medication. Check the label to see if a medicine contains naproxen, aspirin, ibuprofen, ketoprofen, or naproxen.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It may increase your risk of stomach bleeding while taking ibuprofen.
What other drugs will affect hydrocodone and ibuprofen (Vicoprofen)?
Before using hydrocodone and ibuprofen, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by hydrocodone and ibuprofen.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- lithium (Eskalith, Lithobid);
- methotrexate (Rheumatrex, Trexall);
- antidepressants such as amitriptyline (Elavil, Vanatrip) or imipramine (Tofranil);
- an MAO inhibitor such as furazolidone (Furoxone), isocarboxazid (Marplan), phenelzine (Nardil), rasagiline (Azilect), selegiline (Eldepryl, Emsam, Zelapar), or tranylcypromine (Parnate);
- aspirin or other NSAIDs, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn, Treximet), celecoxib (Celebrex), diclofenac (Arthrotec, Cambia, Cataflam, Voltaren, Flector Patch), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), and others;
- heart or blood pressure medication such as benazepril (Lotensin), enalapril (Vasotec), lisinopril (Prinivil, Zestril), quinapril (Accupril), ramipril (Altace), and others;
- a bronchodilator (such as Atrovent, Spiriva), diuretics (water pills), steroid medicines, or blood thinners;
- an injected narcotic medication such as pentazocine (Talwin), butorphanol (Stadol), or nalbuphine Nubain);
- atropine (Atreza, Sal-Tropine), belladonna (Donnatal, and others), benztropine (Cogentin), dimenhydrinate (Dramamine), or scopolamine (Transderm Scop); or
- bowel or bladder medicines such as darifenacin (Enablex), solifenacin (Vesicare), dicyclomine (Bentyl), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with hydrocodone and ibuprofen. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about hydrocodone and ibuprofen.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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