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How Should It Be Stored?

The tablets should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep Vicodin and all other medications out of the reach of children. Because this is a highly desired drug of abuse, make sure to keep it in a safe place.
 

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

Vicodin is often prescribed "as needed," which means you do not need to take a dose if you do not feel pain. If you forget to take a dose and notice significant pain, take your missed dose right away. However, make sure to wait the recommended time before the next dose.
 

Strengths of Vicodin

In 2012, the manufacturer of Vicodin changed the strengths of its products in order to comply with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requirements to lower the acetaminophen content. The old Vicodin tablets were available in the following strengths:
 
  • Vicodin 5/500 -- 5 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate and 500 mg of acetaminophen
  • Vicodin HP® 10/660 -- 10 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate and 660 mg of acetaminophen
  • Vicodin ES® 7.5/750 -- 7.5 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate and 750 mg of acetaminophen.
 
The new Vicodin strengths are as follows:
  • Vicodin 5/300 -- 5 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate and 300 mg of acetaminophen
  • Vicodin HP® 10/300 -- 10 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate and 300 mg of acetaminophen
  • Vicodin ES® 7.5/300 -- 7.5 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate and 300 mg of acetaminophen.
 

Generic Vicodin

Several different generic versions of Vicodin are available (see Generic Vicodin).
 
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Vicodin ES Tablet Information

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