Intravenous NAC may be administered when circumstances preclude oral administration. Serum acetaminophen levels should be obtained immediay if the patient presents 4 hours or more after ingestion to assess potential risk of hepatotoxicity; acetaminophen levels drawn less than 4 hours post-ingestion may be misleading. Gastric decontamination with activated charcoal should be administered just prior to N- acetylcysteine (NAC) to decrease systemic absorption if acetaminophen ingestion is known or suspected to have occurred within a few hours of presentation.
VICODIN ES (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 7.5 mg/300 mg): The usual adult dosage is one tablet every four to six hours as needed for pain.
Hydrocone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets is classified as a Schedule II controlled substance.
VICODIN HP (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 10 mg/300 mg): The usual adult dosage is one tablet every four to six hours as needed for pain. The total daily dosage should not exceed 6 tablets.
Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP is available in the following strengths:
oblong, pink, imprinted with 910, UCB.
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Hydrocodone bitartrate is an opioid analgesic and antitussive and occurs as fine, white crystals or as a crystalline powder.
This combination medication is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It contains an opioid (narcotic) pain reliever (hydrocodone) and a non-opioid pain reliever (acetaminophen). Hydrocodone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about other ways to decrease nausea (such as lying down for 1 to 2 hours with as little head movement as possible). If you have nausea, it may help to take this drug with food. You may take this drug with or without food.
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It may slightly increase the risk of birth defects if used during the first two months of pregnancy.
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This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
CSA Schedule 2 High potential for abuse.
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a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
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When you first start taking VICODIN, your dose is changed, or if you take too much VICODIN, VICODIN ES, VICODIN HP 5, 7.5, 10 mg (hydrocodone)/300 mg.
Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088. For more information go to dailymed.nlm.nih.gov.
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Opioid pain medicines can put you at risk for overdose and death. Even when taken at the correct dose prescribed, you are at risk for opioid addiction, abuse, and misuse that can lead to death. VICODIN (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets, USP, CII) is a strong prescription pain medicine that contains an opioid (narcotic) used to manage pain severe enough to require an opioid pain medicine, when other pain treatments such as non-opioid pain medicines do not treat your pain well enough or you cannot tolerate them.
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Prolonged use of VICODIN during pregnancy can cause withdrawal symptoms in your newborn baby that could be life-threatening if not treated.