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Were you looking for information about Vicodin? Vicadin is a common misspelling of Vicodin.
Vicodin® is a prescription narcotic approved to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. Because it is a narcotic, there are special rules for prescribing and dispensing it. Vicodin contains two different medications -- a pain reliever that is similar to codeine (hydrocodone) and another non-prescription pain reliever, APAP, that helps improve the effectiveness of hydrocodone.
As with any drug, side effects are possible with this medication. Common ones include drowsiness, constipation, and nausea. Prior to taking Vicodin, talk to your healthcare provider about your medical history and any other medicines you are taking, including vitamins and herbal supplements. The medication may not be appropriate for people with liver or kidney disease, hypothyroidism, or Addison's disease.
(For more information, click Vicodin. This eMedTV article offers more detailed information on this medication, including dosing guidelines and potential overdose symptoms. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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