Generic Name and Formulations:
Hydrocodone bitartrate 5mg, acetaminophen 300mg; scored tabs.
Indications for VICODIN:
Moderate to moderately severe pain.
1–2 tabs every 4–6 hrs as needed; max 8 tabs/24 hrs.
Risk of hepatotoxicity may result with acetaminophen doses >4g per day or involving more than one acetaminophen-containing product. Head injury. Increased intracranial pressure. Acute abdomen. Impaired renal, hepatic, thyroid, pulmonary, or adrenocortical function. GI or GU obstruction. Asthma. Post-op. Drug abusers. Elderly. Debilitated. Labor and delivery. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.
Potentiation with alcohol, CNS depressants, MAOIs, tricyclic antidepressants, anticholinergics.
Opioid + analgesic.
CNS/respiratory depression, lightheadedness, GI upset, constipation, urinary retention, rash; hypersensitivity/anaphylaxis, hepatotoxicity (overdosage).