Vicoprofen

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    Brand Name:Vicoprofen
    Generic:Ibuprofen, Hydrocodone Bitartrate
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1997-09-23 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
Abbott Pharmaceuticals
This drug is available in the following forms:
Tablets
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2006/020716s008lbl.pdf

About Vicoprofen

Vicoprofen is used for:

Short-term treatment of pain.

Vicoprofen is an opioid analgesic and NSAID combination. Exactly how it works is not known. Ibuprofen may block certain substances in the body that cause inflammation. Hydrocodone may affect opiate receptors in the brain to decrease pain.

Side Effects of Vicoprofen

Possible side effects of Vicoprofen :

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

  • Anxiety;
  • constipation;
  • diarrhea;
  • dizziness;
  • dry mouth;
  • gas;
  • headache;
  • heartburn;
  • increased sweating;
  • loss of appetite;
  • nausea;
  • nervousness;
  • stomach pain or upset;
  • trouble sleeping;
  • vomiting;
  • weakness.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
  • Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue);
  • bloody, black, or tarry stools;
  • blurred vision;
  • change in the amount of urine produced;
  • chest pain;
  • confusion;
  • dark urine;
  • depression;
  • fainting;
  • fast or irregular heartbeat;
  • fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; mental or mood changes;
  • numbness of an arm or leg;
  • one-sided weakness;
  • red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin;
  • ringing in the ears;
  • seizures;
  • severe headache or dizziness;
  • severe or persistent stomach pain or nausea;
  • severe vomiting;
  • shortness of breath;
  • slow or shallow breathing;
  • stiff neck;
  • sudden or unexplained weight gain;
  • swelling of hands, legs, or feet;
  • unusual bruising or bleeding; unusual joint or muscle pain;
  • unusual tiredness or weakness;
  • vision or speech changes;
  • vomit that looks like coffee grounds;
  • yellowing of the skin or eyes.

Who Should Not Take Vicoprofen

Do NOT use Vicoprofen if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Vicoprofen or any other codeine- or morphine-related medicine (eg, codeine)
  • you have had a severe allergic reaction (eg, severe rash, hives, trouble breathing, growths in the nose, dizziness) to aspirin or an NSAID (eg, ibuprofen, celecoxib)
  • you have severe kidney problems or you have severe diarrhea or other bowel problems caused by antibiotics or food poisoning
  • you have recently had or will be having bypass heart surgery
  • you are in the last 3 months of pregnancy
  • you take sodium oxybate (GHB) or you have taken a monoamine oxidase inhibitor (MAOI) (eg, phenelzine) within the past 14 days

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Interactions with Vicoprofen

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Vicoprofen . Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin), corticosteroids (eg, prednisone), heparin, salicylates (eg, aspirin), or selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) (eg, fluoxetine) because the risk of bleeding, including stomach bleeding, may be increased
  • Antihistamines (eg, diphenhydramine), barbiturates (eg, phenobarbital), cimetidine, narcotic pain medicine (eg, codeine), or sodium oxybate (GHB) because the risk of excessive drowsiness or severe breathing problems may be increased
  • Anticholinergics (eg, benztropine), MAOIs (eg, phenelzine), probenecid, or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because they may increase the risk of Vicoprofen's side effects
  • Naltrexone or rifampin because they may decrease Vicoprofen's effectiveness
  • Cyclosporine, lithium, methotrexate, or quinolones (eg, ciprofloxacin) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Vicoprofen
  • Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors (eg, enalapril) or diuretics (eg, furosemide, hydrochlorothiazide) because their effectiveness may be decreased by Vicoprofen
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