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Hydrocodone

Most Commonly Used
Hydrocodone/APAP 7.5-325mg Tab
Mallinckrodt Inc Pharmaceuticals Group
Pill Identification: M366 
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Hydrocodone/APAP 10-500mg Tab
Mallinckrodt Inc Pharmaceuticals Group
Pill Identification: M363 
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Hydrocodone/APAP 10-325mg Tab
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Inc
Pill Identification: 36 01  |  V
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Hydrocodone/APAP 5mg-325mg Tab
Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: IP 109 
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Hydrocodone/APAP 5mg-325mg Tab
Amneal Pharmaceuticals
Pill Identification: IP 109 
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Overview Information on Hydrocodone Bitartrate, Acetaminophen
Pharmacist Tip
Drinking plenty of fluids and eating more fiber may help curb constipation while taking hydrocodone and acetaminophen.     
Hydrocodone is a medicine that belongs to a group of medicines called opiates, or pain killers. Hydrocodone sometimes comes as a cough syrup to relieve chronic coughing. However, hydrocodone is most commonly prescribed in combination with acetaminophen to relieve moderate to severe pain. Hydrocodone with acetaminophen comes as tablets or capsules that combine the two medicines into one dosage form.

It is not completely understood how hydrocodone works to relieve pain or stop the desire to cough. However, it is thought that hydrocodone changes how the body feels and responds to pain and the need to cough by changing the way that these messages are processed in the brain.

It is known that acetaminophen works to relieve pain in a different way than hydrocodone, but exactly how that happens is not known. Acetaminophen has an additional benefit, because it can reduce fevers.

Take hydrocodone products exactly how your doctor tells you to. Your doctor will recommend the right number of doses for you to take to control your symptoms. If you still have symptoms, if they get worse, or if you have a new or different type of symptom, let your doctor know. Do not take more doses of hydrocodone than your doctor tells you to.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013
Hydrocodone is a medicine that belongs to a group of medicines called opiates, or pain killers. Hydrocodone sometimes comes as a cough syrup to relieve chronic coughing. However, hydrocodone is most commonly prescribed in combination with acetaminophen to relieve moderate to severe pain. Hydrocodone with acetaminophen comes as tablets or capsules that combine the two medicines into one dosage form.

It is not completely understood how hydrocodone works to relieve pain or stop the desire to cough. However, it is thought that hydrocodone changes how the body feels and responds to pain and the need to cough by changing the way that these messages are processed in the brain.

It is known that acetaminophen works to relieve pain in a different way than hydrocodone, but exactly how that happens is not known. Acetaminophen has an additional benefit, because it can reduce fevers.

Take hydrocodone products exactly how your doctor tells you to. Your doctor will recommend the right number of doses for you to take to control your symptoms. If you still have symptoms, if they get worse, or if you have a new or different type of symptom, let your doctor know. Do not take more doses of hydrocodone than your doctor tells you to.



Clinical Review by Jodi Grimm, RPh and Ann Ciemnoczolowski, MS, ELS on May 15, 2013