Hydrocodone 5 mg/325 mg Tablets



Hydrocodone 5 mg/325 mg Tablets is the powerful main ingredient in narcotic painkillers for moderate to severe pain. It is often administered orally to treat short-term dental and injury-related pain.

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Hydrocodone 5 mg/325 mg Tablets is the powerful main ingredient in narcotic painkillers for moderate to severe pain. It is often administered orally to treat short-term dental and injury-related pain.

People who use hydrocodone over a long period of time or in larger doses may start showing symptoms of hydrocodone addiction.

Hydrocodone is considered an “opioid,” or a semi-synthetic opiate. It’s similar to drugs like morphine, codeine and oxycodone.

Hydrocodone relieves pain by binding pain receptors (opioid receptors) in the central nervous system. This weakens the signal for pain in the brain and can produce feelings of elation.

Hydrocodone is an opioid painkiller used in combination with other ingredients including acetaminophen and ibuprofen. Different ingredient combinations are prescribed for different uses. For example, some hydrocodone combination medications are used for moderate to severe pain relief. Others are used to treat a cough. Any painkiller that contains hydrocodone requires a doctor’s prescription

Hydrocodone combined with acetaminophen is also known as Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet, Norco, Anesxia, Co-Gesic, Ceta-Plus, Hydrocet, and Zydone. When combined with ibuprofen, it is known as Vicoprofen.

How Hydrocodone 5 mg/325 mg Tablets Works

Hydrocodone is an opiate analgesic that is always taken in combination with at least one other type of medication. It works by changing the way the central nervous system responds to pain in the body. A hydrocodone combination that is used to treat a cough works by decreasing activity in the part of the brain that causes coughing.

It is available in both short-acting and long-acting, or extended release, forms of pain control. Hydrocodone products come in the forms of tablets, capsules, and syrups. If you are prescribed hydrocodone, it is important that you take your medication exactly as instructed by your doctor.

Side Effects of Hydrocodone

Like all medications, hydrocodone has side effects. Contact your doctor immediately if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:

  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Anxiety and/or mood changes
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Dry mouth and throat
  • Itching and/or rash

Other side effects are more serious. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience tightness in the chest or slowed or irregular breathing.

  • Slowed or irregular breathing
  • Chest tightness

How Hydrocodone Is Used

Hydrocodone 5 mg/325 mg Tablets is combined with acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol) or ibuprofen in brand names such as Vicodin, Norco and Lortab. The Food and Drug Administration has also approved a pure hydrocodone product known as Zohydro.

Those abusing hydrocodone may crush up their pills and snort or inject the contents. In 2014, lawmakers recognized the increasing dangers of abuse and addiction of hydrocodone combination products such as Vicodin and changed them from a Schedule III to Schedule II controlled substance.

Hydrocodone Brand Names

There are several versions of hydrocodone marketed in the United States. Those with an addiction to hydrocodone likely have a specific brand they prefer. This could be based on many reasons that are both practical and psychological.


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Usual Dosage

see package insert for complete prescription information

Store at

20°-25C (68°-77°F); [see USP Controlled Room Temperature]. Protect from light


dispense in a tight, light resistant container as defined in USP with a child-resistant closure


Dispense in a tight, light-resistant container as defined in the USP, with a child-resistant closure., Do not accept if seal over bottle opening is broken or missing.

Each Tablet Contains

Acetaminophen USP……………..325 mg, Hydrocodone Bitartrate USP………………5 mg


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