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Hysingla Er

Hydrocodone Bitartrate
Hydrocodone is used to help relieve severe ongoing pain. Hydrocodone belongs to a class of drugs known as opioid analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain.Do not use the extended-release form of hydrocodone to relieve pain that is mild or that will go away in a few days. This medication is not for occasional ("as needed") use.
Hydrocodone Bitartrate


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Hydrocodone has a risk for abuse and addiction, which can lead to overdose and death. Hydrocodone may also cause severe, possibly fatal, breathing problems. To lower your risk, your doctor should have you take the smallest dose of hydrocodone that works, and take it for the shortest possible time. See also How to Use section for more information about addiction.Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you should have naloxone available to treat opioid overdose. Teach your family or household members about the signs of an opioid overdose and how to treat it.The risk for severe breathing problems is higher when you start this medication and after a dose increase, or if you take the wrong dose/strength. Taking this medication with alcohol or other drugs that can cause drowsiness or breathing problems may cause very serious side effects, including death. Also, other medications can affect the removal of hydrocodone from your body, which may affect how hydrocodone works. Be sure you know how to take hydrocodone and what other drugs you should avoid taking with it. See also Drug Interactions section. Get medical help right away if any of these very serious side effects occur: slow/shallow breathing, unusual lightheadedness, severe drowsiness/dizziness, difficulty waking up.Do not crush, chew, or dissolve this medication. Taking crushed, chewed, or dissolved forms of extended-release hydrocodone could cause a fatal overdose.Before using this medication, women of childbearing age should talk with their doctor(s) about the risks and benefits. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or if you plan to become pregnant. During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. It may slightly increase the risk of birth defects if used during the first two months of pregnancy. Also, using it for a long time or in high doses near the expected delivery date may harm the unborn baby. To lessen the risk, take the smallest effective dose for the shortest possible time. Babies born to mothers who use this drug for a long time may develop severe (possibly fatal) withdrawal symptoms. Tell the doctor right away if you notice any symptoms in your newborn baby such as nonstop crying, slow/shallow breathing, irritability, shaking, vomiting, diarrhea, poor feeding, or difficulty gaining weight.Keep this medicine in a safe place to prevent theft, misuse, or abuse. If someone accidentally swallows this drug, get medical help right away.

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Brand Name Examples Supplied As Strength
Hysingla Er Tablet Oral Only ER 24 Hr 120 Mg80 Mg40 Mg30 Mg100 Mg20 Mg60 Mg
Generic Examples Supplied As Strength
Hydrocodone Bitartrate Er Capsule Oral Only ER 12Hr 20 Mg30 Mg10 Mg15 Mg40 Mg50 Mg
Tablet Oral Only ER 24 Hr 80 Mg120 Mg100 Mg40 Mg60 Mg30 Mg20 Mg

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