This medication combination is prescribed to ease the pain of moderate or severe. It includes an opioid pain relief drug (hydrocodone) and a non-opioid pain relief (acetaminophen). Hydrocodone acts in the brain to alter how your body responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also lower the severity of a fever.
The product should not be suggested for children younger than 6 years old due to the chance of serious adverse consequences (such as slow or shallow breathing).
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Please look at your Medication guide and, when you have it, an Information for Patients leaflet that your pharmacist provides before you begin taking this medicine and every time you receive refills. If you have questions, you should ask your doctor or pharmacist.
You can take this medication orally according to the instructions of your physician. It is possible to take this medication in combination with or without meals. If you are experiencing nausea, take this medication alongside food. Consult your physician or pharmacist about other options to lessen symptoms of nausea (such being lying down anywhere from 1 to two hours while limiting head movements as you can).
If you're using the liquid version of this medication, you must use an instrument for measuring medication to measure carefully the dosage prescribed. Use a different spoon since you might not get the proper dosage.
The dosage will be based on your medical conditions and your response to treatment. In the case of children, the dosage is determined by weight. Do not increase the dosage or use the medication more often or longer than prescribed. Make sure to stop taking the medication as it is directed.
The best results from pain medications are when they are administered as the first indication of pain. If you hold off until the pain worsens, the medication may perform better.
If you suffer from ongoing discomfort (such as caused by cancer), Your doctor might suggest that you use long-acting opioids. In such a case, this medication could be prescribed for unexpected (breakthrough) pain only when necessary. Other pain relief medications (such as ibuprofen, naproxen, and ibuprofen) could be prescribed. Talk to your pharmacist or doctor about using this product alongside other medications.
Stopping this medication suddenly could trigger withdrawal, particularly when you've used the medication for an extended period or in large doses. To avoid withdrawal, your doctor might reduce your dosage slowly. Inform your pharmacist or doctor immediately if you experience any withdrawal symptoms, such as anxiety, mood or mental changes (including anxiety, insomnia, or ideas of suicide) or watery eyes, nausea, runny nose, sweating, diarrhea, muscle discomfort as well as a sudden change in your behavior.
When the medication is used for an extended period, it might not function similarly. Discuss with your doctor if this medication does not work effectively.
While it is beneficial to many but it could also lead to addiction. The risk of developing an addiction is more significant in the case of an addiction to drugs or alcohol (such as excessive use of or an addiction to alcohol or drugs). Use this medication as recommended to reduce the risk of becoming addicted. Consult your physician or pharmacist for more information.
Tell your doctor if your pain does not get better or if it gets worse.
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Constipation, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, lightheadedness, or drowsiness could be experienced. These symptoms may diminish after taking this drug for a few days. If any one of these symptoms persists or gets worse, inform your doctor or pharmacist right away.
To avoid constipation, eat a fiber diet, drink plenty of fluids, and exercise. You might also have to make use of a laxative. Discuss with your pharmacist what kind of laxative is best for you.
To decrease the risk of lightheadedness and dizziness, take your time after stepping up from a sitting or lying posture.
Make sure you know that your doctor prescribed this medication as the doctor has determined that the benefits for you are more than the risk of adverse consequences. Most people who take this medication don't suffer severe side effects.
Inform your doctor immediately If you are experiencing any severe adverse reactions, for example, breathing problems that are interrupted in the night (sleep apnea) or mental/mood disturbances (such as confusion, agitation, or hallucinations), stomach/abdominal pain problems with urination, signs of the adrenal glands that aren't functioning correctly (such as an increase in appetite, excessive tiredness and losing weight).
Get medical help immediately if you have any severe side effects, including fainting, seizure, slow/shallow breathing, severe drowsiness/difficulty waking up.
A severe reaction to this medication is infrequent. However, seek medical attention immediately if you observe any signs of an allergic reaction. These include itching, swelling, or rash (especially of the mouth, tongue, or face) and severe dizziness—difficulty breathing.
This isn't an exhaustive list of the possible adverse effects. If you experience other symptoms not listed above, please consult your physician or pharmacist.
Warnings & Precautions
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Before you take this medication, consult your physician or pharmacist if you are allergic to it and to the different opioids (such as hydromorphone, benzhydrocodone, or morphine) or if you are allergic to any other substances. This product could have inactive ingredients, triggering allergic reactions or other issues. Ask your doctor for more information.
Before taking this medication, consult your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, particularly of conditions of the brain (such as head injuries, seizures, tumors, and head injuries) or breathing problems (such as sleep apnea and asthma, chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) liver disease, kidney disease, mental/mood issues (such as depression, confusion and the thoughts of taking your own life) as well as a family or personal experience of a substance abuse disorder (such as excessive use of or dependence on alcohol/drugs) stomach/intestinal issues (such as constipation, blockage or diarrhea caused by the infection, or paralytic ileus) and difficulty in to urinate (such as caused by an increased prostate) or gallbladder disease disorders of the pancreas (pancreatitis).
The drug can cause you to become dizzy or dizzy. The use of alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) could make you more drowsy or dizzy. Avoid driving, using machinery, or performing any activity that requires you to be alert until you can do so safely. Do not drink alcohol. Discuss with your physician if you use cannabis (cannabis).
Liquids may contain alcohol and sugar. Be aware when you suffer from alcohol dependence, diabetes liver disease, diabetes, or any other health illness which requires you to restrict or avoid the consumption of these substances. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for advice on safely taking this medication.
Before having surgery, inform your dentist or doctor about the products you are using (including prescription medications and herbs).
Children are more susceptible to this medication's adverse effects, particularly slow or shallow breathing.
Older adults are more susceptible to the adverse effects of this medication, particularly dizziness, confusion, or drowsiness. They also experience slow or shallow breathing.
During pregnancy, the medication should be administered only when necessary. It could harm a newborn baby. Discuss the benefits and risks with your physician.
The medication is absorbed through breast milk and can cause adverse effects on the nursing infant. Inform your doctor immediately when your child experiences abnormal sleepiness, difficulty eating, or breathing problems. Talk to your doctor before breastfeeding.
Storage at room temperature, free of moisture and light. There are different kinds of medicine that require different storage requirements. Examine the label on the medicine for directions regarding what to do with your specific brand, or consult your pharmacist. Make sure that all medicines are away from pets and children.
Do not flush medicines in the toilet or pour them down the drain unless directed. Please dispose of the product properly once it has expired or is no longer required. For more information, consult the Medication Guide or speak with your doctor or local waste disposal business.
If someone is overdosed and suffers from severe symptoms, such as vomiting or breathing difficulties, give them naloxone. If it is, there is it, and then call 911. Contact the poison control center immediately if the person is awake and has no symptoms. US residents can reach the poison control office in their area at 1-800-222-1222. American residents can contact the provincial poison control center. Signs of an overdose can include: slow/shallow breathing, nausea, vomiting, weight loss sweating, abdominal pain or extreme stomach fatigue, a slow heartbeat, pale eyes/skin, and dark urine. Coma.
If you're taking this medication on a regular routine and have missed the dose, you should make sure to take it as soon as you remember. If it's close to the time of your next dose, you can skip the dose you missed. The next dose should be taken at the same time as usual. Don't double the dose to make up the time.
Don't give this medication to others. Sharing it with others is against the law.
The medication is specifically prescribed for your medical condition only. Please do not take it to treat another issue unless your physician directs you to do it. An alternative medication may be needed in such a situation.
Ask your physician or pharmacist if it is necessary to have naloxone to treat an overdose of opioids. Instruct your family or household members on the symptoms of an opioid overdose and the best way to treat it.
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