What Is Vicodin?
Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) is a combination of the narcotic hydrocodone and non-narcotic pain reliever acetaminophen used for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain. Vicodin is available in generic form.
What Are Side Effects of Vicodin?
Common side effects of Vicodin include:
- upset stomach,
- mood changes,
- blurred vision,
- ringing in your ears,
- dry mouth, and
- difficulty urinating.
Tell your doctor if you have serious side effects of Vicodin including shallow breathing, slow heartbeat, fainting, confusion, fear, unusual thoughts or behavior, seizures (convulsions), upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, or yellowing of the skin or eyes (jaundice).
Dosage for Vicodin
The usual dose for adults is 1 to 2 tablets or capsules every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Vicodin?
Combining alcohol and other sedatives with hydrocodone can lead to increased sedation and even cause confusion. Combining carbamazepine with acetaminophen may increase the risk of liver toxicity.
Vicodin During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
There are no adequate studies of hydrocodone/acetaminophen in pregnant women. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen is excreted in breast milk, and, therefore should be used cautiously by nursing mothers.
Our Vicodin Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.