Vicodin Medication (Acetaminophen) - Uses & Side Effects
Generic Name: Acetaminophen
Hydrocodone is in a class of drugs known as narcotic analgesics. It is used to treat pain. Vicodin combines a narcotic analgesic and cough reliever with a non-narcotic analgesic for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain. Acetaminophen treat pain by elevating the pain threshold. It reduces fever through its action on the heat regulating center of the brain. Frequently, hydrocodone and acetaminophen are combined to achieve pain relief, as in Vicodin and Lortab.
Uses of Vicodin
Side Effects of Vicodin
If you are using Vicodin, then discuss the side effects of Vicodin with your doctor and if you feel any change in intensity, then tell your doctor immediately. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Vicodin. Side effects of Vicodin may include:
Warnings and precautions before taking Vicodin:
Drug Interaction:- If you are taking certain drugs with Vicodin, then it may be increased, decreased, or altered the effects of Vicodin. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Vicodin with the following:
After taking Vicodin, If you feel that overdose is suspected, then contact with your doctor immediately. Symptoms of Vicodin overdose may includes:
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