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Vicodin Safety

Although most people tolerate Vicodin® (hydrocodone/APAP) well, this medication is not suitable for everyone. For instance, you may not be able to take Vicodin safely if you have certain medical conditions, such as hypothyroidism, liver disease, or a history of drug or alcohol abuse. Before starting treatment with Vicodin, make sure you talk to your healthcare provider about any other medical conditions you may have and any other medications you are taking.
Other safety precautions with Vicodin apply to people with certain allergies (including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives) and to women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Also, Vicodin can cause certain side effects. Some of the most common side effects of the medication include:
(Click Vicodin Side Effects and Vicodin Warnings and Precautions for a closer look at other safety concerns with Vicodin, including information on what to tell your doctor before taking this medication and details about potentially serious side effects that may require immediate medical care.)
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