Generic name: Hydrocodone
Brand name: Vicodin, Vicodin ES, Vicodin HP, Lortab, Norco, Lorcet, Lorcet Plus, Zamicet
The medication Hydrocodone is a narcotic analgesic used for moderate to severe pain relief. It is also taken in liquid form as a cough suppressant. Hydrocodone is associated with the class of drugs known as opioid analgesics.
Hydrocodone (Generic) Uses
Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever used to manage moderate to severe pain and also for the treatment of cough. Hydrocodone works in the brain changes that how the body feels and responses towards pain. Pain reliever works primly when they are used on the first signs and symptoms. The dosage based on the medical condition of the patient or on the recommendation of doctor or pharmacist. Normally it is taken directly through mouth with or without food with the direction of doctor or pharmacist.
Hydrocodone (Generic) Adverse effects
The common side effects from the medication include nausea, vomiting, constipation, drowsiness and dizziness. Theses side effects are commonly experienced by the people taking the medication but sometimes many of the people do not get any side effect.
The severe side effects may be some mental and mood changes such as hallucinations, confusions and shaking or disturbance, trouble urinating, breathing problems, stomach pain, skin redness and slow heartbeat.
Before the side effects get worse tell your doctor or pharmacist and discuss the treatment plan. When you have some mild or moderate side effects get medical help immediately.
Hydrocodone (Generic) Precautions and Warnings
If you are allergic to narcotics or experiencing other allergic reactions tell your doctor this medication contains some inactive ingredients that can cause allergic reactions. During pregnancy the medication is only used when needed, the women who breast feed their child are usually not recommended to take this medication as it can passes to the breast milk and causes unacceptable side effects.
If you have any previous or ongoing medical condition especially breathing problems, brain disorder, kidney disease, mood swings and liver disease tell your doctor before taking the medication. Avoid machinery work or driving as this medication make drowsy and dizzy.
Hydrocodone (Generic) Interaction
Taking the medication along with other narcotic pain killers can cause many other side effects including breathing problems and drowsiness. Don not takes antihistamines, anti anxiety, muscles relaxants, antidepressants, pentazocine, nalbuphine, butorphanol, Monoamine oxidase inhibitors, narcotic antagonist and many others.
If you are taking medications for the treatment of other medical condition discuss it with your doctot or pharmacist before taking hydrocodone.