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Vicodin Medication Information

A healthcare provider may prescribe Vicodin® (hydrocodone/APAP) to treat moderate to moderately severe pain in adults. However, because Vicodin is not suitable for everyone, make sure to review the prescribing information on the medication before starting treatment with Vicodin.
For example, you may not be able to take Vicodin if you have certain medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism, liver disease, or a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Also, you may not be able to safely use Vicodin if you are currently taking certain medicines (including some vitamins, herbal supplements, and non-prescription drugs).
Although most people do not experience problems with this medication, Vicodin can cause side effects. Some of the common side effects include nausea, drowsiness, and constipation. Vicodin comes in tablet form, and is typically taken every four to six hours as needed for pain.
(Click Vicodin for a more in-depth look at this product. This article discusses how Vicodin works, lists possible side effects, and offers some general tips on when and how to take this medication.)
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