Vicodin's most frequent side effects include dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Other potential side effects include sweating, dry mouth, headaches, and dizziness. Vicodin can also impair your reaction time and make you sleepy. Driving or operating large machinery should be avoided until you know how Vicodin will affect you.
Vicodin might lead to addiction. Never give Vicodin to someone else, particularly if they have a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication out of the reach of others and in a safe location. It is illegal to sell or give away this medication.
Tablets of Vicodin come in bottles containing 100 tablets and come in strengths of 5, 7.5, and 10 mg. One or two tablets of Vicodin are typically administered to adults every four to six hours as needed for pain relief. Eight tablets total are the maximum daily dose.
To avoid stomach upset, Vicodin should be taken with food or milk. You can take Vicodin with or without food. Vicodin is best taken with food if you are experiencing nausea.
Vicodin tablets should be kept in a tightly closed container at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C).
The Schedule II controlled substance hydrocodone is an ingredient in Vicodin. The use of hydrocodone has the potential to develop dependence. Vicodin should only be used by the person for whom it was prescribed, and it should never be given to someone who has a history of substance abuse or addiction. Only the person for whom it was prescribed should use Vicodin because it has the potential to become addictive. Vicodin should only be used as prescribed because it may cause addiction. Never give Vicodin to someone else, particularly if they have a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep this medication in a location that is safe and out of the reach of others.