Description of Vicodin 5 500 dosage mg:
Vicodin 5 500 dosage is used in the treatment of back pain; pain and belongs to the drug class narcotic analgesic combinations. Risk cannot be ruled out during pregnancy. Vicodin 5 500 dosage is classified as a Schedule 2 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA).
Vicodin 5 500 dosage contains a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone.
Vicodin pills are mainly used for the pain relief from moderate to severe pain.
Moreover, Vicodin 5 500 dosage are used for additive purposes also. People used to consume it in the place of opioids and other addictive substances. However, it is not recommended by the medical professionals.
Precautions during intake Vicodin 5 500 dosage:
Vicodin can affect the respiration system. Therefore, it is suggested not to use this medicine in large amounts. Also do not consume it for a longer duration than prescribed. Moreover, it may be habit-forming in the case of regular doses also. Therefore, it is strictly prohibited to share this medicine with any drug addict or alcoholic consumer.
Misuse or overdose of Vicodin 5 500 dosage could be harmful for children as well as for a pregnant woman. Moreover, without prescription, taking this medicine is always harmful and can lead the person to death.
However, stop the dosage in the case of side effects of the medicine and consult the doctor immediately to follow the instructions as prescribed.
If the patient is allergic to acetaminophen (Tylenol) or hydrocodone, or if the patient has recently used alcohol, sedatives, tranquillizers, or other narcotic medications, then it is not recommended to take this medicine.
Moreover, before taking this medicine patients should be aware that Vicodin dosage is prohibited to use in the case of severe asthma or breathing problems. Or blockage in the stomach or intestines.
Vicodin 5 500 dosage is more likely to cause breathing problems in older adults and people who are severely ill, malnourished, or otherwise debilitated.
For the pregnant woman, it could be harmful, as using narcotics medicine, the baby could become dependent on the drugs. This can be life threatening for the baby after birth. Babies born dependent on habit-forming medicine may need medical treatment for several weeks.
Shape of the Vicodin 5 500 dosage:
The tablet of Vicodin is coloured in white, elliptical/Oval and has been identified as vicodin 500 mg/ 5 mg. The tablet on top imprints VICODIN.
The picture of the Vicodin 5mg 500mg tablet given below.
Picture of Vicodin dosage 5mg 500mg tablet
Generic Name: Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone
Strength: 500 mg / 5 mg
Size: 17.00 mm
Shape: Elliptical / Oval
Availability: Prescription only
Dosages of the Vicodin 5 500 mg:
Vicodin 5 500 dosage is weightage of 5 mg, comes in the form of a tablet. Moreover, dosages vary according to the severity of the pain and the response of the patient.
However, it should be kept in mind that tolerance to hydrocodone can develop with continued use and that the incidence of untoward effects is dose related. The usual adult dosage is one or two tablets every four to six hours as needed for pain. The total daily dosage should not exceed 8 tablets.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, the dosage is also based on weight. Do not increase your dose, take the medication more frequently, or take it for a longer time than prescribed. Properly stop the medication when so directed.
Pain medications work best if they are used as the first signs of pain occur. If you wait until the pain has worsened, the medication may not work as well.
Side effects of the Vicodin:
Side effects of the Vicodin may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, the health care professional may be able to tell about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects.
Check with the health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if there are any questions about them.
The most common side effects of Vicodin are given as follows.
- relaxed and calm feeling
However, few symptoms are not recognized by the patient or usually, it is left because of minor symptoms of these given follow.
- Changes in mood
- Difficulty having a bowel movement
- Fear or nervousness
- Feeling of indigestion
- Hearing loss
- Impaired hearing
- Pain in the chest below the breastbone
- Unusual drowsiness, dullness, tiredness, weakness, or feeling of sluggishness
Vicodin 5mg 500mg dosage is used in the treatment of back pain; pain and belongs to the drug class narcotic analgesic combinations. Risk cannot be ruled out during pregnancy. Vicodin 500 mg / 5 mg is classified as a Schedule 2 controlled substance under the Controlled Substance Act (CSA). The generic name of the Vicodin dosage 5/500 mg is Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone. Moreover, Vicodin dosage 5 500 mg pills are used for additive purposes also. People used to consume it in the place of opioids and other addictive substances.
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