This combination is used to relieve moderate to severe pain.
Use the lowest effective dosage for the shortest duration consistent with individual patients. Initiate the dosing regimen for each patient individually, taking into account the patient’s severity of pain, patient response, prior analgesic treatment experience, and risk factors for addiction, abuse, and misuse.
If the level of pain increases after dosage stabilization, attempt to identify the source of increased pain before increasing the hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets dosage. If unacceptable opioidrelated adverse reactions are observed, consider reducing the dosage. Adjust the dosage to obtain an appropriate balance between management of pain and opioid-related adverse reactions. this medication may impair the mental or physical abilities needed to perform potentially hazardous activities such as driving a car or operating machinery. Patients with hepatic impairment may have higher plasma hydrocodone concentrations than those with normal function. Use a low initial dose of hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets in patients with hepatic impairment and follow closely for adverse events such as respiratory depression and sedation.This product is not recommended for use in children younger than 6 years due to an increased risk of serious side effects such as slow/shallow breathing.