Vicoprofen

Generic Name: Hydrocodone

  • What is Vicoprofen?

    Vicoprofen is used for the short-term treatment of acute pain. Vicoprofen is a combination of two pain medications--hydrocodone and ibuprofen. Hydrocodone is a narcotic analgesic (pain reliever); ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), which reduces pain, inflammation, and fever.

  • What is the most important information I should know about Vicoprofen?

    The hydrocodone in Vicoprofen can cause physical and psychological dependence. Use this product with caution. Never take more Vicoprofen than is prescribed for you because this may increase your risk of serious breathing problems. If your pain is not being adequately treated, talk to your doctor.

    Vicoprofen may increase the chance of a heart attack or stroke that can lead to death. It can also cause ulcers and bleeding in the stomach and intestines at any time during treatment.

  • Who should not take Vicoprofen?

    Do not take Vicoprofen if you are allergic to hydrocodone, ibuprofen, any other NSAIDs (such as aspirin) or opioid medications, or have had a previous allergic reaction to Vicoprofen.

    Do not use Vicoprofen for pain right before or after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.

  • What should I tell my doctor before I take the first dose of Vicoprofen?

    Tell your doctor about all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal medications you are taking before beginning treatment with Vicoprofen. Also, talk to your doctor about your complete medical history, especially if you have heart problems, if you smoke, have a history of alcohol or substance abuse or dependence or if you drink alcohol regularly (more than three alcohol beverages a day), have asthma or other breathing problems, a head injury, stomach ulcers or bleeding, or liver problems.

  • What is the usual dosage?

    The information below is based on the dosage guidelines your doctor uses. Depending on your condition and medical history, your doctor may prescribe a different regimen. Do not change the dosage or stop taking your medication without your doctor's approval.

    Adults: The recommended dose is one tablet every 4-6 hours, as needed. Do not take more than five tablets within a 24-hour period.

  • How should I take Vicoprofen?

    Take Vicoprofen exactly as prescribed by your doctor.

  • What should I avoid while taking Vicoprofen?

    Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery while taking Vicoprofen, as it may cause drowsiness.

    Avoid alcohol while taking Vicoprofen. Alcohol may increase the drowsiness and dizziness caused by Vicoprofen and could be dangerous. Alcohol also increases the risk of stomach bleeding.

  • What are possible food and drug interactions associated with Vicoprofen?

    If Vicoprofen is taken with certain other drugs, the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. It is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Vicoprofen with the following: ACE inhibitors, antianxiety medicines, antidepressants, antihistamines, antipsychotics, aspirin, buprenorphine, butorphanol, diuretics (water pills), lithium, MAOIs, methotrexate, nalbuphine, opioids, pentazocine, and warfarin.

  • What are the possible side effects of Vicoprofen?

    Side effects cannot be anticipated. If any develop or change in intensity, tell your doctor as soon as possible. Only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking this drug.

    Side effects may include: fever, flu syndrome, headache, infection, pain, stomach pain, tiredness, constipation, nausea

  • Can I receive Vicoprofen if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?

    The effects of Vicoprofen during pregnancy and breastfeeding are unknown. Tell your doctor immediately if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding.

  • What should I do if I miss a dose of Vicoprofen?

    If you miss a dose of Vicoprofen, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take two doses at once.

  • How should I store Vicoprofen?

    Store at room temperature.

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