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What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Vicodin if you have:
 
  • Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
  • Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
  • A head injury or high intercranial pressure
  • Severe abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Addison's disease
  • An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy or BPH)
  • Lung disease of any sort
  • A history of drug or alcohol dependence
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
     
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
 
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
 
(Click Vicodin Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
 

What If I Take an Overdose of Vicodin?

People who take too much of this medication may have overdose symptoms that could include:
 
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Extreme drowsiness, leading to coma
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Liver failure
  • Death.
     
If you happen to overdose, seek immediate medical attention.
 
(Click Vicodin Overdose for more information.)
 
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