Vicodin 7.5/750 Tablets
If you have moderate to moderately severe pain, your doctor may prescribe 7.5/750 Vicodin® (hydrocodone/APAP) tablets. However, he or she will consider several factors before recommending your particular dosage. Some of these factors include how you respond to Vicodin, other medical conditions you may have, and other medications you are currently taking.
When using the 7.5/750 tablets, the recommended dosage is one tablet every four to six hours as needed for pain, but not to exceed five tablets in 24 hours. It is best to take your dosage with food, as this may help reduce stomach upset.
The maximum recommended Vicodin dosages are designed to limit the total dose of acetaminophen to 4 grams (4000 mg) a day or less. Higher doses of acetaminophen increase the risk of serious liver damage. Therefore, make sure to watch for any other sources of acetaminophen, including other prescription pain relievers and many over-the-counter products, such as Tylenol®.
Note: In 2012, Vicodin 7.5/750 was replaced by Vicodin 7.5/300 to contain less acetaminophen and comply with federal laws. Generic versions of the 7.5/750 strength may still be available until January 2014.
(Click Vicodin Dosage for more information on using Vicodin for pain. This article also offers tips on when and how to take this medication.)