Hydrocodone/acetaminophen has a threat for abuse and dependancy, which may result in overdose and loss of life. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen may additionally trigger extreme, presumably deadly, respiratory issues. To decrease your threat, your physician ought to have you ever take the smallest dose of hydrocodone/acetaminophen that works, and take it for the shortest attainable time. See additionally Tips on how to Use part for extra details about dependancy.
The chance for extreme respiratory issues is larger if you begin this treatment and after a dose improve, or in the event you take the incorrect dose/power. Taking this treatment with alcohol or different medicine that may trigger drowsiness or respiratory issues could trigger very critical unintended effects, together with loss of life. Additionally, different medicines can have an effect on the removing of hydrocodone/acetaminophen out of your physique, which can have an effect on how hydrocodone/acetaminophen works. Ensure you know the way to take hydrocodone/acetaminophen and what different medicine it’s best to keep away from taking with it. See additionally Drug Interactions part. Get medical assist immediately if any of those very critical unintended effects happen: gradual/shallow respiratory, uncommon lightheadedness, extreme drowsiness/dizziness, issue waking up.
Preserve this medication in a secure place to forestall theft, misuse, or abuse. If somebody unintentionally swallows this drug, get medical assist immediately.
One ingredient on this product is acetaminophen. Taking an excessive amount of acetaminophen could trigger critical (presumably deadly) liver illness. Adults shouldn’t take greater than 4000 milligrams (4 grams) of acetaminophen a day. Folks with liver issues and kids ought to take much less acetaminophen. Ask your physician or pharmacist how a lot acetaminophen is secure to take.
Don’t use with another drug containing acetaminophen with out asking your physician or pharmacist first. Acetaminophen is in lots of nonprescription and prescription medicines (corresponding to ache/fever medicine or cough-and-cold merchandise). Verify the labels on all of your medicines to see in the event that they include acetaminophen, and ask your pharmacist in case you are uncertain.
Get medical assist immediately in the event you take an excessive amount of acetaminophen (overdose), even in the event you really feel properly. Overdose signs could embody nausea, vomiting, lack of urge for food, sweating, abdomen/stomach ache, excessive tiredness, yellowing eyes/pores and skin, and darkish urine.
Each day alcohol use, particularly when mixed with acetaminophen, could harm your liver. Keep away from alcohol.
Earlier than utilizing this treatment, girls of childbearing age ought to speak with their physician(s) concerning the dangers and advantages. Inform your physician in case you are pregnant or in the event you plan to turn out to be pregnant. Throughout being pregnant, this treatment ought to be used solely when clearly wanted. It could barely improve the danger of delivery defects if used through the first two months of being pregnant. Additionally, utilizing it for a very long time or in excessive doses close to the anticipated supply date could hurt the unborn child. To reduce the danger, take the smallest efficient dose for the shortest attainable time. Infants born to moms who use this drug for a very long time could develop extreme (presumably deadly) withdrawal signs. Inform the physician immediately in the event you discover any signs in your new child child corresponding to crying that does not cease, gradual/shallow respiratory, irritability, shaking, vomiting, diarrhea, poor feeding, or issue gaining weight.