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Overview

Hydrocodone is used for moderate to serious pain and other conditions.

This salt may also be used for more reasons not listed in this medication guide.

Accurate information related to Hydrocodone’s benefit , side-effects, reviews, questions, interactions, and precautions is as follows:

Uses

Hydrocodone is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & advancement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Moderate to severe pain
  • Hydrocodone may also be used for purposes not listed here.

Side-effects

The following is a list of probable side-effects that may occur in drugs that contain Hydrocodone. This is not an inclusive list. These side-effects are available , but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be extraordinary but serious. Discuss your doctor if you feel any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Shallow breathing
  • Pain during urination
  • Confusion
  • Tremors
  • Drowsiness

Precautions

Before taking Hydrocodone, discuss with your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, previous  diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.). Some health conditions may make you more affected by the side-effects of the drug. Take as advice by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your body condition. Ask your doctor if your condition continues or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Avoid alcohol consumption
  • Do not drive or operate machinery
  • Pregnant, planning to get pregnant or breastfeeding

Interactions with Hydrocodone

If you use other medicines or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Hydrocodone may be changed. This may raise your risk for side-effects or cause your medicine not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the medicine, vitamins, and herbal additives you are using, so that your doctor can help you prevent or manage medicine interactions. Hydrocodone may interact with the following medicine and products:

  • Monoamine oxidase inhibitors

When not to use Hydrocodone

Hypersensitivity to Hydrocodone is an indication. In addition, Hydrocodone should not be used if you have the following problems:

  • Blockage in the stomach or intestines
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Severe asthma

Frequently asked Questions

Is Hydrocodone safe to use when pregnant?

Please discuss with your doctor for case-specific guidance .

Is Hydrocodone safe while breastfeeding?

No

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when using this medicine?

If you experience drowsiness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when using Hydrocodone drugs then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or handle heavy machinery. One should not drive a vehicle if using the drugs that makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol boosts drowsiness side-effects. Please check for these consequences on your body when using Hydrocodone. Always consult with your doctor for endorsement specific to your body and health conditions.

Can I stop using this medicine immediately or do I have to stop slowly?

Some medicines need to be reduced or cannot be stopped instantly because of rebound effects. Please discuss with your doctor for guidance specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.