Hydrocodone/acetaminophen has a danger for abuse and dependancy, which might result in overdose and demise. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen might also trigger extreme, presumably deadly, respiration issues. To decrease your danger, 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 Use part for extra details about dependancy.
The chance for extreme respiration issues is larger whenever you begin this treatment and after a dose enhance, or in case you take the mistaken dose/energy. Taking this treatment with alcohol or different medication that may trigger drowsiness or respiration issues might trigger very critical unwanted effects, together with demise. Additionally, different drugs 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 understand how to take hydrocodone/acetaminophen and what different medication you need to keep away from taking with it. See additionally Drug Interactions part. Get medical assist straight away if any of those very critical unwanted effects happen: gradual/shallow respiration, uncommon lightheadedness, extreme drowsiness/dizziness, problem waking up.
Preserve this medication in a protected place to forestall theft, misuse, or abuse. If somebody by accident swallows this drug, get medical assist straight away.
One ingredient on this product is acetaminophen. Taking an excessive amount of acetaminophen might trigger critical (presumably deadly) liver illness. Adults mustn’t take greater than 4000 milligrams (4 grams) of acetaminophen a day. Individuals with liver issues and kids ought to take much less acetaminophen. Ask your physician or pharmacist how a lot acetaminophen is protected 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 drugs (resembling ache/fever medication 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 not sure.
Get medical assist straight away in case you take an excessive amount of acetaminophen (overdose), even in case you really feel properly. Overdose signs might embrace 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, might harm your liver. Keep away from alcohol.
Earlier than utilizing this treatment, girls of childbearing age ought to discuss with their physician(s) concerning the dangers and advantages. Inform your physician in case you are pregnant or in case you plan to turn into pregnant. Throughout being pregnant, this treatment ought to be used solely when clearly wanted. It could barely enhance the danger of beginning defects if used throughout 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 might hurt the unborn child. To minimize 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 might develop extreme (presumably deadly) withdrawal signs. Inform the physician straight away in case you discover any signs in your new child child resembling crying that does not cease, gradual/shallow respiration, irritability, shaking, vomiting, diarrhea, poor feeding, or problem gaining weight.