People who take Vicodin may move from soothing pain with the drug to boosting the value of life with that medication.
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When they’re dealing with a shock, they want the drug. When they’re heading to a party, they want the drug.
FDA wants to reclassify pills like Vicodin into same drug category as OxyContin, making it more difficult to obtain.
It can currently be refilled up to five times before a patient has to see his doctor again. Vicodin is currently classified as a Schedule III drug, which means it may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
"For the millions of American patients experiencing an acute medical need or living with chronic pain, opioids, when prescribed appropriay, can allow patients to manage their pain as well as significantly improve their quality of life," Dr. Janet Woodcock, director for the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the FDA, said in a statement posted Thursday afternoon on the agency's website.
Vicodin Oral side effects, dosage, and drug interactions. All accurate, up-to-date information is written for the consumer by healthcare professionals.
If you are using a liquid form of this medication, use a medication measuring device to carefully measure the prescribed dose. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.
Read the Patient Information Leaflet if available from your pharmacist before you start taking this medication and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
When this medication is used for a long time, it may not work as well. Talk with your doctor if this medication stops working well.
See also Warning section.
If you have ongoing pain (such as due to cancer), your doctor may direct you to also take long-acting narcotic medications.
I got a prescription for Vicodin when I hurt my back. I was supposed to take two pills twice a day. But I was worried that wouldn't be enough. I took a few more.
If I had been alone, I would have thrown out the number and just tried to get another prescription filled somewhere else. But as soon as we got in the car my wife pulled out her cell phone and called the number. She told me I couldn't keep going on like this. I was angry, but I couldn't make her hang up. My wife is a tough woman. And she loves me.
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VICODIN (hydrocodone bitartrate & acetaminophen) tablets, USP. are allergic to any other opioid pain medicine before taking this drug, as you may exhibit.
Please see Full Prescribing Information, including Important WARNING, for Vicodin formulations and discuss with your doctor.
VICODIN 5 mg/300 mg, VICODIN ES 7.5 mg/300 mg, and VICODIN HP 10 mg/300 mg (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen) tablets, USP are used for the relief of moderate to moderay severe pain. VICODIN, VICODIN ES, and VICODIN HP contain two different ingredients: hydrocodone (an opioid pain medicine) and acetaminophen (a non-aspirin pain medicine).
Warning for liver damage: One ingredient in this product is acetaminophen. Acetaminophen has been associated with cases of acute liver failure, at times resulting in liver transplant and death. Most of the cases of liver injury are associated with the use of acetaminophen at doses that exceed 4000 milligrams per day, and often involve more than one acetaminophen-containing product.
If you cannot afford your medication, visit www.pparx.org for assistance.
Find out more about AbbVie's Vicodin, how it is a generic product, and what this means to you.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088 ( ).
Get the information you need about prescribing AbbVie's generic Vicodin, acetaminophen content, and more.
References: 1. Data on file, AbbVie Inc. 2. VICODIN, VICODIN ES, VICODIN HP 5, 7.5, 10 mg (hydrocodone)/300 mg (acetaminophen).