Vicodin Recall

Get an alert when a recall is issued.

Questions & Answers

  • Question

    Blair Pearl

    Vicodin makes my stomach hurt if I take it for more than two, continual does.

    posted on October 26, 2015
  • Side Effects & Adverse Reactions

    Respiratory Depression

    At high doses or in sensitive patients, hydrocodone may produce doserelated respiratory depression by acting directly on the brain stem respiratory center. Hydro codone also affects the center that controls respiratory rhythm, and may produce irregular and periodic breathing.

    Head Injury and Increased Intracranial Pressure

    The respiratory depressant effects of narcotics and their capacity to elevate cerebrospinal fluid pressure may be markedly exaggerated in the presence of head injury, other intracranial lesions or a preexisting increase in intracranial pressure. Furthermore, narcotics produce adverse reactions, which may obscure the clinical course of patients with head injuries.

    Acute Abdominal Conditions

    The administration of narcotics may obscure the diagnosis or clinical course of patients with acute abdominal conditions.

    Misuse, Abuse, and Diversion of Opioids

    VICODIN tablets contains hydrocodone, an opioid agonist, and is a Schedule III controlled substance. Opioid agonists have the potential for being abused and are sought by abusers and people with addiction disorders, and are subject to diversion.

    VICODIN tablets can be abused in a manner similar to other opioid agonists, legal or illicit. This should be considered when prescribing or dispensing VICODIN tablets in situations where the physician or pharmacist is concerned about an increased risk of misuse, abuse or diversion (see DRUG ABUSE AND DEPENDENCE).

    Legal Issues

    There is currently no legal information available for this drug.

    FDA Safety Alerts

    There are currently no FDA safety alerts available for this drug.

    Manufacturer Warnings

    There is currently no manufacturer warning information available for this drug.

    FDA Labeling Changes

    There are currently no FDA labeling changes available for this drug.


    VICODIN tablets are indicated for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain.


    There is currently no drug history available for this drug.

    Other Information

    Hydrocodone bitartrate and acet aminophen is supplied in tablet form for oral administration.

    Hydrocodone bitartrate is an opioid analgesic and antitussive and occurs as fine, white crystals or as a crystalline powder. It is affected by light. The chemical name is: 4,5⟨-epoxy-3-methoxy-17-methylmorphinan-6-one tartrate (1:1) hydrate (2:5). It has the following structural formula:

    Chemical structure for Hydrocodone bitartrate.

    C18H21NO3C4H6O62½H2O   M.W. 494.50

    Acetaminophen, 4’-hydroxyacetani lide, a slightly bitter, white, odorless, crystalline powder, is a nonopiate, non-salicylate analgesic and anti pyretic. It has the following structural formula:

    Chemical structure for acetaminophen.

    C8H9NO2    M.W. 151.16

    Each VICODIN tablet contains:

    Hydrocodone Bitartrate 5 mg

    Acetaminophen 500 mg

    In addition each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: colloidal silicon dioxide, starch, cros carmellose sodium, dibasic calcium phosphate, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, and stearic acid.

    Meets USP Dissolution Test 2.

    Vicodin Manufacturers

    • Cardinal Health
      Vicodin (Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen) Tablet [Cardinal Health]
    • Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products Llc
      Vicodin (Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen) Tablet [Lake Erie Medical & Surgical Supply Dba Quality Care Products Llc]

    Login To Your Free Account