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Vicodin makes my stomach hurt if I take it for more than two, continual does.
Side Effects & Adverse Reactions
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.
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.
The administration of narcotics may obscure the diagnosis or clinical course of patients with acute abdominal conditions.
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).
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FDA Safety Alerts
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FDA Labeling Changes
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VICODIN tablets are indicated for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain.
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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:
C18H21NO3•C4H6O6•2½H2O 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:
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.