Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone Bitartrate - Drug Information

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Generic Name : Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone Bitartrate

Pronunciation : (a set a mee noe fen) (hye droe koe done)

Latest prescription information about Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone Bitartrate. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y45.8 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Name(s): 

International - Lorcet-HD, Lortab, Vicodin, Zydone, Anexsia, Co-Gesic, Hycet, Liquicet, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus, Lortab Elixir, Maxidone, Norco, Polygesic, Stagesic, Vicodin ES, Vicodin HP, Xodol, Zamicet, Zolvit.

Why it is prescribed : 

This is a combination of the narcotic hydrocodone and non-narcotic pain reliever acetaminophen. It is prescribed for moderate to severe pain. Acetaminophen increases the effects of hydrocodone, which is an opioid pain medication. 

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category :

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

Adult: PO- 1 to 2 tablets or capsules every 4 to 6 hours or 5 to 10 mL (elixir, solution 15 mL) every 4 to 6 hours as needed. Max 6 doses/day.
Children (younger than 12 yr of age): PO- 10 to 15 mg acetaminophen/kg/dose every 4 hour to max 2.6 g per 24 hour.
Children (2 to 13 years of age and at least 12 kg) - 0.2 mL/kg. Max, 6 doses/day.

How it should be taken : 

This medication comes in the form of tablet, capsule and oral solution to take by mouth, with or without food.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney failure, when under active treatment for thyroid disorders, Addison's disease, asthma, drug abuse or addiction, enlargement of prostate, urethral stricture (narrowing of urethra), lung disease, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Patient may develop with increased risk of respiratory depression; monitor them carefully while taking this medication.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid taking sleeping pills during the treatment.

Side Effects : 


   Most Common
- Lightheadedness, dizziness, sedation, convulsions, nausea and vomiting.

   Central Nervous System
- Drowsiness, headache, fainting, mental clouding, fear, impairment of mental and physical performance, anxiety, psychic dependence, mood changes, somnolence progressing to stupor or coma, malaise and lethargy.

   Gastrointestinal
- Constipation, upper stomach pain, loss of appetite.

   Genitourinary
- Urethral spasm, urinary retention, decreased urination, renal toxicity; spasm of vesical sphincters.

  Heart
- Hypotension, bradycardia and circulatory collapse.

   Respiratory
- Respiratory depression, irregular breathing and acute airway obstruction.

   Special Senses
- Hearing impairment or permanent loss of hearing, ringing in the ears, blurred vision.

   Skin
- Cold and clammy skin, sweating profusely, rash and itching.

   Miscellaneous
- Allergic reactions.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage and long-term use of this medication, because mental and physical dependence can occur.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it at controlled room temperature (25C) and in an airtight container. Keep this medication out of reach of children. Do not refrigerate.


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etechmaster Saturday, September 5, 2015

I've had Cervical Spondylosis, Lumbar Spondylitis, Severe muscle spasms since 1985, along with other surgeries such as surgery on my knee and after that told I need a new one, Also had Abdominal Hernia surgery, Then Elbow surgery. Also had 2 benign breast surgeries.... I know its a long shot but I hope they're will be a return of either Soma or Secobarbital because I've tried all of the other relaxers including baclofen that was very intolerant to me. Seem's the FDA and The DEA are our new doctors telling we can't take this or that.

Pets Thursday, September 25, 2008

This is a safe analgesic to give I think even if there is kidney failure. Would someone make a comment pl if I am right.

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