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Were you looking for information about Vicodin? Vicodan is a common misspelling of Vicodin.
 
Vicodin® is approved to treat certain types of pain and contains two different medications (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). Combining these medications helps improve acetaminophen's effectiveness at relieving pain and may limit the abuse potential of hydrocodone, as the maximum dose of Vicodin is usually limited by the acetaminophen content.
 
Because this prescription medication is a narcotic and a "controlled substance," special laws regulate its sale and use. Seek immediate medical attention if you think you may have overdosed on Vicodin. Signs of an overdose can include vomiting, difficulty breathing, and a slow heart rate. Side effects are also possible; common ones include lightheadedness, drowsiness, and nausea. The medication is not suitable for everyone. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking it if you have liver or kidney disease, Addison's disease, or hypothyroidism.
 
(Click Vicodin to read the complete eMedTV article, which offers an in-depth look at how Vicodin works to treat moderate to moderately severe pain and also offers tips on when and how to take the medication. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
 
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