What is Vicodin 5mg?
Vicodin 5mg is a combination medicine used for moderate to severe pain. It contains a narcotic, hydrocodone, and acetaminophen. Hydrocodone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain, while Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone.
Vicodin 5mg contains a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone.
Vicodin tablets are used for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain.
Vicodin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Hydrocodone can slow or stop your breathing. Never use this medicine in larger amounts, or for longer than prescribed. Narcotic pain medicine may be habit-forming, even at regular doses. Never share Vicodin 5mg with another person, especially someone with a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a place where others cannot get to it.
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MISUSE OF NARCOTIC MEDICINE CAN CAUSE ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
Do not use Vicodin 5mg if you have used a MAO inhibitor in the past 14 days, such as isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine.
Do not take more of Vicodin 5mg than is recommended. An overdose of acetaminophen can damage your liver or cause death. Call your doctor at once if you have nausea, pain in your upper stomach, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).
Stop taking Vicodin 5 mg and call your doctor right away if you have skin redness or a rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling.
Serious side effects have been reported with Vicodin. See the “Vicodin Precautions” page.
Common side effects of Vicodin include:
This is not a complete list of Vicodin side effects. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. Also tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.