Hydrocodone/acetaminophen has a danger for abuse and dependancy, which may result in overdose and loss of life. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen may 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 Find out how to Use part for extra details about dependancy.
The chance for extreme respiration issues is greater if you begin this medicine and after a dose improve, or in the event you take the unsuitable dose/power. Taking this medicine with alcohol or different medication that may trigger drowsiness or respiration issues could trigger very severe uncomfortable side effects, together with loss of life. Additionally, different medicines can have an effect on the elimination of hydrocodone/acetaminophen out of your physique, which can have an effect on how hydrocodone/acetaminophen works. Be certain 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 severe uncomfortable side effects happen: sluggish/shallow respiration, uncommon lightheadedness, extreme drowsiness/dizziness, problem waking up.
Hold this medication in a protected place to forestall theft, misuse, or abuse. If somebody by chance swallows this drug, get medical assist straight away.
One ingredient on this product is acetaminophen. Taking an excessive amount of acetaminophen could trigger severe (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 protected to take.
Don’t use with every other drug containing acetaminophen with out asking your physician or pharmacist first. Acetaminophen is in lots of nonprescription and prescription medicines (equivalent to ache/fever medication or cough-and-cold merchandise). Examine 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 straight away 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.
Every day alcohol use, particularly when mixed with acetaminophen, could injury your liver. Keep away from alcohol.
Earlier than utilizing this medicine, 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 change into pregnant. Throughout being pregnant, this medicine needs to be used solely when clearly wanted. It might barely improve the danger of beginning 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 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 could develop extreme (presumably deadly) withdrawal signs. Inform the physician straight away in the event you discover any signs in your new child child equivalent to crying that does not cease, sluggish/shallow respiration, irritability, shaking, vomiting, diarrhea, poor feeding, or problem gaining weight.