Vicodin 5/300  (U.S.N.L.M.)
Dosing: (Iritis, corneal abrasion.) 5/300mg: 1 or 2 tabs every 4 to 6 hrs.   Do not exceed 12 tablets.
(Vicodin ES)   7.5/300mg: 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hrs.   Do not exceed 6 tablets.
(Vicodin HP)   10/300mg: 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hrs.   Do not exceed 6 tablets.
Chem Specs 5mg hydrocodone and 300mg acetaminophen
Quantities Often prescribed on 24 or 48hr basis with no refills. (e.g. "8 (eight) tablets)" or "16 (sixteen) tablets".
Cost 15.56 / 12 tablets    generic
Class Semisynthetic opiod agonist (hydrocodone), Aniline analgesic (acetaminophen)
Action Synergistic pain relief. Each drug acting on a separate area of the nervous system.
Usage narcotic for moderate to moderatly severe pain relief.
Caution Acetaminophen related risk of acute liver failure in patients with underlying liver disease and
alcohol use. Alcohol and other CNS depressants may cause additive CNS depression.
Contraindications Hypersensitivity to hyrocodone, other opiods, or acetaminophin.
Pediatric use Safety and effectiveness not established.
Pregnancy There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Consider Ultracet, Xodol 5/300 and Norco 5/325 if readily available.
Vicoprofen may substitute if inflammatory control is desired.
Vicodin ES = 7.5mg hydrocodone, 300mg acetaminophen.   Vicodin HP = 10mg hydrocodone, 300mg acetaminophen.
Less sedation and constipation than codeine.
Schedule 2 as of October 6, 2014.
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