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Vicoprofen Medication - Uses & Side Effects

Vicoprofen is a chemical cousin of the well-known painkiller Vicodin. Both products contain the prescription pain medication hydrocodone. Vicoprofen treats acute pain.

Vicoprofen Dosage

  • For adults, the usual starting dose is 1 tablet every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
  • The safety and effectiveness of Vicoprofen have not been established in children below 16 years of age.

Uses of Vicoprofen

  • It is used to treats acute pain.
  • It may also be used to treats other medical conditions those are listed in this medication guide.

Side Effects of Vicoprofen

Before taken Vicoprofen medicine, you should discuss the side effects with your doctor. If any develop or change in intensity, then you should inform your doctor as soon as possible. Because only your doctor can determine if it is safe for you to continue taking Vicoprofen. Side effects may include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhea
  • Gas
  • Headache
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of strength
  • Nausea

Warnings and precautions before taking Vicoprofen:

  • After taken this medicine, then you may feel dizzy, or drowsiness. So you should not participate in any activities that require alertness such as driving and operate machinery.
  • High doses of hydrocodone may produce troubled, irregular, or slowed breathing; if you are sensitive to Vicoprofen, or have a head injury, such problems are more likely.
  • You should be used Vicoprofen with caution if you have a severe liver or kidney disorder, lupus, underactive thyroid or adrenal glands, or any narrowing of the duct that drains the bladder.

Drug Interaction :-

If you are taking Vicoprofen with certain other drugs, then the effects of either could be increased, decreased, or altered. So it is especially important to check with your doctor before combining Vicoprofen with the following:

  • ACE-inhibitor-type blood pressure and heart drugs such as Capoten and Vasotec
  • Blood-thinning drugs such as Coumadin
  • Drugs that control muscle spasms such as Artane and Cogentin
  • Lithium
  • Major tranquilizers such as Haldol and Thorazine
  • Other narcotic painkillers such as Demerol, morphine, and Percocet
  • Sleeping pills such as Halcion and Restoril
  • Tranquilizers such as Ativan, Valium, and Xanax
  • Water pills such as Lasix and HydroDIURIL

After taken Vicoprofen if you feel that overdose is suspected, then you should contact with your doctor immediately. Because it may lead to another serious effect. Symptoms of a Vicoprofen overdose include:

  • Slowed breathing
  • Extreme drowsiness
  • Muscle weakness
  • Cold and clammy skin
  • Low blood pressure
  • Slowed heart rate
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

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