What is Hydrocodone 10/500mg?
Hydrocodone 10/500mg is a combination of medications such as acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Hydrocodone present in it is an opioid pain reliever whereas acetaminophen is a non-opioid pain reliever.
However, hydrocodone works on the brain and changes the response of the body towards pain. And, acetaminophen reduces fever.
It is a prescription medication that should not give in children under six years. Doing so, it can increase the risk of side effects in them that may be fatal. One of them is slow/shallow breathing, which may be serious.
Moreover, it may also be used for purposes that are not listed here.
Hydrocodone 10/500mg is an oblong shape blue color tablet. It is imprinted as WATSON 540 on the tablet.
The inactive ingredients of hydrocodone include:
- corn starch
- stearic acid
- aluminum oxide
- magnesium stearate
- microcrystalline cellulose
- croscarmellose sodium
However, it belongs to the narcotic analgesic medicines, and it has a high potential for abuse. Also, it is a Schedule II controlled substance by the CSA (controlled substance act).
Hydrocodone 10/500mg is most probably helpful in the treatment of back pain; pain; or cough
The dosage may vary according to the:
- the condition which is to heal;
- the severity of the situation;
- other medical conditions (if any); or,
- The reaction towards the first dose.
Additionally, it is a high dosage that needs a prescription of a professional doctor. Ask a doctor about the dosage and tell him about your condition. Then, he might suggest you well.
Use of prescription medication without needed can cause life-threatening side effects. Also, it may be habit-forming when you use it for a more extended period.
Side effects of Hydrocodone
Side effects are likely to happen when a patient uses it abruptly; on the other hand, it also occurs when it takes for a more extended period.
- difficult or laboured breathing
- severe, burning, or painful urination
- bloating or swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
- bloody or cloudy urine
- body aches or pain
- ear congestion
Always use the medication on a prescription-only whenever you get side effects, call 911 for emergency help.