What is Vicodin?
Vicodin contains a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone.
Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication.
Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone.
Vicodin tablets are used for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain.
Vicodin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Hydrocodone can slow or stop your breathing.
Never use this medicine in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed.
Narcotic pain medicine may be habit-forming, even at regular doses.
Never share Vicodin with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction.
Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.
Do not take more of Vicodin than is recommended.
An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death.
Call your doctor at once if you have nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching,
loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).