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Zolvit

Zolvit™
(hydrocodone bitartrate (10 mg) and acetaminophen (300 mg) per 15 mL) Oral Solution

Zolvit

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen is supplied in liquid form for oral administration.

WARNING: May be habit-forming

(see PRECAUTIONS, PATIENT INFORMATION, and Drug Abuse and Dependence).

Hydrocodone bitartrate is an opioid analgesic and antitussive and occurs as fine, white crystals or as a crystalline powder. It is affected by light. The chemical name is 4,5α-epoxy-3-methoxy-17- methylmorphinan-6-one tartrate (1:1) hydrate (2:5). It has the following structural formula:

Hydrocodone bitartrate Structural Formula Illustration

Acetaminophen, 4'-hydroxyacetanilide, a slightly bitter, white, odorless, crystalline powder, is a non-opiate, non-salicylate analgesic and antipyretic. It has the following structural formula:

Acetaminophen Structural Formula Illustration

ZOLVIT™ (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen oral solution contains):

  Per 5 mL Per 15 mL
Hydrocodone Bitartrate 3.33 mg 10 mg
Acetaminophen 100 mg 300 mg
Alcohol 7% 7%

In addition, the liquid contains the following inactive ingredients: citric acid anhydrous, ethyl maltol, glycerin, methylparaben, propylene glycol, propylparaben, purified water, saccharin sodium, sorbitol solution, sucrose, with D&C Red #33 and FD&C Red #40 as coloring and natural and artificial flavoring.

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...

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Last reviewed on RxList: 8/15/2011
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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