Description:

Vicodin is a pain reliever that contains hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Vicodin may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for.

Side Effects:

The most common side effects of Vicodin are drowsiness, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Other possible side effects include dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and sweating. Vicodin can also make you sleepy and slow your reaction time. Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Vicodin will affect you.

Vicodin may be habit-forming. Never share Vicodin with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it. Selling or giving away this medicine is against the law.

Dosages:

Vicodin is available in tablet form in strengths of 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, and bottles of 100 tablets. The usual adult dose for Vicodin is one or two tablets every four to six hours as needed for pain relief. The maximum daily dose is eight tablets.

Vicodin should be taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. Vicodin may be taken with or without food. If you have nausea, it is best to take Vicodin with food.

Vicodin tablets should be stored at room temperature, 59 to 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C), in a tightly closed container.

Warning:

Vicodin contains hydrocodone, a Schedule II controlled substance. Hydrocodone can be habit-forming and may lead to dependence. Vicodin should be used only by the person it was prescribed for and should never be given to another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Vicodin may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed for. Vicodin may be addictive and should be used only as directed. Never share Vicodin with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep this medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.