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General Information on Hydrocodone

Generic Name : Hydrocodone

Latest prescription information about Hydrocodone. 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 : Y45.0 | Therapeutic Classification : Analgesics

Trade Names/Brand Names of Hydrocodone

International- Anexsia, Dolorex Forte, Hycet, Liquicet, Lorcet, Lortab, Maxidone, Norco, Polygesic, Stagesic, Vicodin, Vicodin ES, Vicodin HP, Xodol, Zydone.

Why is Hydrocodone Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a narcotic analgesic, prescribed for moderate to severe pain along with other medications. It relieves cough by decreasing activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing.

When should Hydrocodone not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with obstructive airway disease, infants and young children with acute diarrhea.

What is the dosage of Hydrocodone?

PO- The recommended dose is 5-10 mg 4-6 hourly.

How should Hydrocodone be taken?

It comes as a tablet, capsule, syrup, and solution to take by mouth.

What are the warnings and precautions for Hydrocodone?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of lung, liver or kidney disease; breathing problems, head injury, prostate enlargement, urethral stricture, Addison's disease, increased eye pressure, under active or over active thyroid, intestinal, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

It may cause drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Hydrocodone?

Nausea, vomiting, constipation, drowsiness, confusion, CNS effects, CV disorders, dry mouth, sweating, facial flushing, decreased libido, convulsions.

What are the other precautions for Hydrocodone?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Hydrocodone?

Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. ppp

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