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Vicodine Hydrocodone Acetaminophen 5 300


Price : $288.00 / Pack

Vicodin is the brand name that contains a combination of hydrocodone (5mg) and acetaminophen (300 mg). Hydrocodone blocks the receptors on nerve cells in the brain that give rise to the sensation of pain. Acetaminophen is a non-narcotic analgesic (pain reliever) and antipyretic (fever reducer). Acetaminophen works by elevating the threshold to pain, that is, for the pain to be felt, greater stimulation of the nerves responsible for the sensation of pain is necessary. These drugs work in the brain to block pain signals. They decrease the ability to feel pain. It has been advised to use the lowest effective dosage for the shortest duration consistent with individual patient treatment goals.

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The usual dose for adults is 1 to 2 tablets or capsules (hydrocodone 2.5 to 10 mg; acetaminophen 300 to 750 mg) every 4 to 6 hours of liquid every 4 to 6 hours as needed. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration classifies opioids as Schedule 2 drugs. This means they have a high risk of abuse and could lead to physical or psychological dependence (addiction). A black box warning is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A black box warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. Vicodin may become habit-forming. In other words, these drugs can cause physical or mental dependence. For this reason, doctors are cautious when prescribing them. This product is not recommended for use in children nger than 6 years due to an increased risk of serious side effects (such as slow/shallow breathing).
This combination medication is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It contains an opioid pain reliever (hydrocodone) and a non-opioid pain reliever (acetaminophen). Hydrocodone works in the brain to change how the body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also reduce fever.
Patients receiving other narcotics, antihistamines, antipsychotics, antianxiety agents, or other CNS depressants (including alcohol) concomitantly may exhibit an additive CNS depression. When combined therapy is contemplated, the dose of one or both agents should be reduced. The use of MAO inhibitors or tricyclic antidepressants with hydrocodone preparations may increase the effect of either the antidepressant or hydrocodone.

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