What are Hydrocodone-Ibuprofen?
Hydrocodone is a strong painkiller. People sometimes call it a drug. Hydrocodone-Ibuprofen is a type of medicine that helps lessen inflammation and pain. It works by lowering the amounts of certain chemicals in your body that cause pain, fever, and swelling.
Doctors use a mix of hydrocodone and ibuprofen to treat severe pain quickly.
Ibuprofen and hydrocodone can also be used for other things not listed here.
What should I tell to our doctor before start Hydrocodone?
Before starting hydrocodone and ibuprofen, talk to your doctor if you’re worried. Ibuprofen might raise the chance of a dangerous heart attack or stroke, primarily if you use it for a long time, in high doses, or if you have heart problems. People might have a stroke or heart attack while using this medicine.
Ibuprofen may also cause dangerous stomach bleeds, especially in older people.
If you are allergic to hydrocodone or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or if you had an asthma attack or inadequate allergic response to aspirin or an NSAID before, don’t take this medicine. Also, try not to use this drug before or after heart bypass surgery.
To be sure this medicine is safe for you; tell your doctor if you ever had:
- Heart problems, high blood pressure, fluid retention, diabetes, or if you smoke.
- Stomach ulcers or bleeding in the stomach or bowels.
- Asthma or other breathing problems.
- Liver or kidney problems.
- A head accident, brain tumor, or seizures.
- A problem with your liver, pancreas, thyroid, or adrenal gland.
- Urination problems.
- Drug or alcohol addiction or mental sickness.
Some medicines may interact with hydrocodone, causing a dangerous situation called serotonin syndrome. Tell your doctor if you are using antidepressant medication, herbal products, or drugs for depression, mental sickness, Parkinson’s disease, migraines, severe infections, or nausea and vomiting prevention. Always talk to your doctor before changing how or when you take your medicines.
If you take hydrocodone while pregnant, your baby might become dependent on the drug, leading to withdrawal signs in the baby after birth. If you are pregnant, tell your doctor.
Hydrocodone can pass into breast milk and cause breathing problems or drowsiness in a nursing baby. Avoid breastfeeding while using this medicine.
How should to take Hydrocodone?
- The best way to take hydrocodone with ibuprofen is to follow the guidelines on your prescription label. Only use this medicine in doses or at most advised. Use the lowest adequate amount to ease your pain. Tell your doctor if the mixture seems less effective in relieving your pain.
- Hydrocodone can be habit-forming, so never give this medicine to someone else, especially someone with a past of drug abuse or addiction. Misuse of this opioid medicine can lead to addiction, overdose, or death, especially in children or others using the medicine without a prescription. It is illegal to sell or give away hydrocodone or ibuprofen.
- If you need surgery, let your surgeon know you are taking hydrocodone and ibuprofen.
- Store the medicine away from wetness and heat at room temperature. Keep track of your medications. Hydrocodone is a potent drug; you should know if someone is misusing or taking it without a prescription.
- Don’t keep any unused opioid medicine. Taking even a single dose of this medicine wrong or accidentally can be deadly. Ask your pharmacist about medicine disposal services. If no take-back program is available, dispose of the extra medicine properly.
What if I miss a dose?
You won’t miss a dose of this medicine since you need it to treat pain. If it is almost time for your next planned dose, skip the missed dose. Don’t take extra medication to make up for the missed dose.
What happens if I take too much?
Seek immediate medical help or call 1-800-222-1222 for Poison Help. Overdosing on Hydrocodone-Ibuprofen can be dangerous, especially in children or anyone using the drug without a prescription. Overdose symptoms may include vomiting, black or red stools, coughing blood, confusion, muscle weakness, cold and clammy skin, slow heartbeat, blue lips, shallow breathing, or coma.
Avoid drinking booze while taking Hydrocodone-Ibuprofen. It can raise the risk of dangerous side effects, including death.
Talk to your doctor before using any cold, allergy, or pain medicine. Many combination meds contain aspirin or other ibuprofen-like drugs. Taking certain goods together may result in this type of medicine overdose.
What are the risks of using Hydrocodone-Ibuprofen?
You have side effects of an allergic reaction ( trouble breathing, swelling of your face or neck, hives) or a severe skin reaction (fever, skin pain, sore throat, burning in your eyes, a red or purple skin rash that x causes blistering and peeling and spreads), seek quick medical attention.
If you experience any of the following symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, seek quick medical attention:
- Chest discomfort moving to your jaw or shoulder.
- Slurred words.
- Leg swelling.
- Sudden weakness on one side of your body.
- Shortness of breath.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, stop taking this medicine and call your doctor right away:
- Short breath (even with little effort), swelling, or fast weight gain. – The first sign of any skin rash, no matter how small.
- Symptoms of gut bleeding, including red or tarry stools, coughing up blood, and vomit that looks like coffee grounds.
- Low cortisol levels can cause vomiting, dizziness, worsening tiredness or weakness, loss of appetite, diarrhea, upper stomach pain, fatigue, flu-like symptoms, dark urine, and jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
- If you experience signs of serotonin syndrome, such as restlessness, hallucinations, fever, sweating, shivering, high heart rate, muscle stiffness, twitching, lack of coordination, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, seek medical help quickly.
Severe side effects may be more common in adult people and those who are overweight, malnourished, or debilitated.
Long-term opioid use may lower fertility (the ability to have children) in both men and women. It isn’t known whether narcotic effects on fertility are very lasting.
The following are examples of common side effects:
- Stomach pain,
- Anxiety or restlessness
- Dry mouth
- Sleep problems (insomnia).
This isn’t a complete list of possible side effects; more may happen. For medical advice, call your doctor. You can also call the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 to report adverse effects.
What other drugs will combine with hydrocodone and ibuprofen?
Many other medications may interact with opioid (narcotic) drugs, leading to serious adverse effects or death. Let your doctor know if you also use:
Other opioid medicines: –
- narcotic pain medication or
- Prescription coughs medicine.
A tranquilizer like
- Xanax and others.
Drugs that slow you’re breathing –
- sleeping pill,
- muscle relaxer,
- stimulant, or
- Antipsychotic medicine.
This is a partial list. Other drugs, including vitamins, herbal supplements, prescription, and over-the-counter medicines, may interact with hydrocodone and ibuprofen. This medicine guide may only cover some possible combinations.
Where can I get more information?
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