Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen Description. Hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen is supplied in tablet form for oral administration. Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 7.5 mg/325 mg.
Bottles of 1000: NDC.
A Schedule CII Narcotic.
Gastrointestinal System: Prolonged administration of hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets may produce constipation.
Acetaminophen is rapidly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and is distributed throughout most body tissues. The plasma half-life is 1.25 to 3 hours, but may be increased by liver damage and following overdosage. Elimination of acetaminophen is principally by liver metabolism (conjugation) and subsequent renal excretion of metabolites.
Percocet is to Oxycodone as Vicodin is to Hydrocodone - it is a mixture of drugs, usually (in the US, at any rate) done to acheive a lower scheduling (Oxycodone.
Zohydro ER is not indicated for use as an as-needed analgesic.
Cheers Lethaniol 01:49, 15 January 2011 (UTC).
This binding affinity is associated with feelins of well-being and relief of pain; your body uses the same receptors for endogenous chemicals generally referred to as endorphins that have a similar function. It binds to mu-opioid receptors in the central nervous system, like other similar drugs such as morphine and oxycodone.
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Common side effects include dizziness, itching, lightheadedness, disturbing nightmares, nausea, sweating, drowsiness, constipation, vomiting, and euphoria. Vomiting in some patients is so severe that hospitalization is required, although this can be due to alcohol consumption before taking the medication. Template:Citation needed Some less common side effects are allergic reaction, blood disorders, changes in mood, racing heartbeat, mental fogginess, anxiety, lethargy, difficulty urinating, spasm of the ureter, irregular or depressed respiration, and rash.
Hydrocodone presents much of the same side-effects as other opioids including euphoria, sedation, somnolence and disturbing nightmares.
Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone (marketed as Vicodin, Anexsia, Dicodid, Hycodan (or generically Hydromet), Hycomine, Lorcet, Lortab (or Loritab), Norco.
By combining an opioide such as hydrocodone with another analgesic you can increase the effectiveness of the drug without increasing opioide related side effects (nausea, constipation, sedation). Another argument for combining hydrocodone with acetaminophen is that it limits the potential for abuse. In tolerant users hydrocodone can be taken in large doses relatively safely, but acetaminophen is fatally toxic to the liver in large quantities.
It is not recommended to mix any amount of hydrocodone with any amount of alcohol as doing so could cause health problems.
Hydrocodone is prescribed predominantly within the United States; elsewhere it is rare. The International Narcotics Control Board reported 99% of the worldwide.
Do not mix with other drugs or alcohol. Any dose of Hydrocodone may be fatal.
Excessive alcohol/grapefruit juice drinking while taking drug that contains APAP, can cause liver damage, other severe medical conditions, and even death.
In the U.S., hydrocodone is always found in combination with other drugs such as paracetamol (also called acetaminophen), aspirin, an NSAID, ibuprofen, an antihistamine, an expectorant, or homatropine methylbromide due to compounding regulations. The purpose of the non-controlled drugs in combination is often twofold:.