HYDROCODONE BITARTRATE AND ACETAMINOPHEN 7.5MG
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION :
Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution is:
A strong prescription pain medicine that contains an opioid (narcotic) that is used to manage pain severe enough to require an opioid pain medicine and for which alternative treatments are inadequate and when other pain treatments such as non-opioid pain medicines do not treat your pain well enough or you cannot tolerate them.
An opioid pain medicine that can put you at risk for overdose and death. Even if you take your dose correctly as prescribed you are at risk for opioid addiction, abuse, and misuse that can lead to death.
SIDE EFFECTS :
The following adverse reactions have been identified during post approval use of hydrocodone and acetaminophen tablets. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.
The most frequently reported adverse reactions are light-headedness, dizziness, sedation, nausea and vomiting.
Other adverse reactions include:
Central Nervous System: Drowsiness, mental clouding, lethargy, impairment of mental and physical performance, anxiety, fear, dysphoria, psychological dependence, mood changes.
Gastrointestinal System: Constipation.
Genitourinary System: Ureteral spasm, spasm of vesical sphincters, and urinary retention.
Special Senses : Cases of hearing impairment or permanent loss have been reported predominately in patients with chronic overdose.
Dermatological: Skin rash, pruritus, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis, allergic reactions.
Hematological: Thrombocytopenia, agranulocytosis.
Serotonin syndrome: Cases of serotonin syndrome, a potentially life-threatening condition, have been reported during concomitant use of opioids with serotonergic drugs.
Adrenal insufficiency: Cases of adrenal insufficiency have been reported with opioid use, more often following greater than one month of use.
Anaphylaxis: Anaphylaxis has been reported with ingredients contained in hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets.
Androgen deficiency: Cases of androgen deficiency have occurred with chronic use of opioids.
The dosage of hydrocodone/acetaminophen should be adjusted according to your pain level, without exceeding the total allowable daily dosage. With continued use, a tolerance to hydrocodone can develop, and with increased dosage, there may be increased side effects.