What is Vicodin?

Vicodin is an opioid pain medication that contains an amalgamation of hydrocodone and acetaminophen (Paracetamol). Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medicine (opioids are called a narcotic). Acetaminophen or Paracetamol is a comparatively less potent pain reliever drug that increases the Hydrocodone effects.

Vicodin helps treat moderate to moderately severe pain, and it is available in generic form.



Important Information

Vicodin may impair your mental health or physical abilities that you need to perform potentially hazardous activities such as driving a vehicle or operating machinery. Hence, it would help if you read the FDA-approved patient labeling before using it.

You should know that using Vicodin tablets can result in abuse, misuse, and addiction, leading you to overdose and death.



How to take Vicodin?

Take Vicodin precisely as per the prescription. Read carefully & follow all the directions on the instruction sheets. Never take Vicodin in smaller or larger amounts or for longer than recommended. Tell the doctor if you think that the medicine stops working well in relieving your pain. If you are feeling an increased desire to use this medication, inform your doctor. An overdose of Vicodin can adversely affect your liver or cause death.

Vicodin may be habit-forming, even at regular doses. Never share it with someone else, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Misuse of narcotic medicine like Vicodin can cause overdose, addiction, or death, especially in a child or someone taking it without a prescription.

If you need any medical test or surgery, prior inform the doctor that you are taking Vicodin. Your doctor may suggest you stop taking this medicine for a short time.

Do not suddenly stop taking Vicodin after long-term use, or you may face unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Take medical help to stop using this medicine safely.

Store Vicodin away from heat and moisture at room temperature. Keep track of the amount of medicine in your bottle. Vicodin is a drug of abuse, so be aware of misusing it or taking it without a prescription.

Always check the bottle to ensure you buy the correct pills (same brand and type) of the medication your doctor recommended.


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