Drug interactions between Vicodin ES and Vicodin HP
|Vicodin ES (acetaminophen/hydrocodone)|
|Vicodin HP (acetaminophen/hydrocodone)|
Interactions between your drugs
A total of 978 drugs (5624 brand and generic names) are known to interact with Vicodin ES.
- Vicodin ES is in the drug class narcotic analgesic combinations.
- Vicodin ES is used to treat the following conditions:
- Vicodin HP is a member of the drug class narcotic analgesic combinations.
- Vicodin HP is used to treat the following conditions:
Drug and food interactions
Applies to: Vicodin ES (acetaminophen / hydrocodone), Vicodin HP (acetaminophen / hydrocodone)
Do not use alcohol or medications that contain alcohol while you are receiving treatment with HYDROcodone. This may increase nervous system side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and impairment in thinking and judgment. In severe cases, low blood pressure, respiratory distress, fainting, coma, or even death may occur. If you are taking certain long-acting formulations of hydrocodone, consumption of alcohol may also cause rapid release of the drug, resulting in high blood levels that may be potentially lethal. Likewise, you should avoid consuming grapefruit and grapefruit juice, as this may increase the blood levels and effects of hydrocodone. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions on how to take this or other medications you are prescribed. Do not use more than the recommended dose of HYDROcodone, and avoid activities requiring mental alertness such as driving or operating hazardous machinery until you know how the medication affects you. It is important to tell your doctor about all other medications you use, including vitamins and herbs. Do not stop using any medication without first talking to your doctor.
Therapeutic duplication warnings
Therapeutic duplication is the use of more than one medicine from the same drug category or therapeutic class to treat the same condition. This can be intentional in cases where drugs with similar actions are used together for demonstrated therapeutic benefit. It can also be unintentional in cases where a patient has been treated by more than one doctor, or had prescriptions filled at more than one pharmacy, and can have potentially adverse consequences.
The recommended maximum number of medicines in the 'acetaminophen' category to be taken concurrently is usually one. Your list includes two medicines belonging to the 'acetaminophen' category:
- acetaminophen (active ingredient in Vicodin ES (acetaminophen/hydrocodone))
- acetaminophen (active ingredient in Vicodin HP (acetaminophen/hydrocodone))
Note: The benefits of taking this combination of medicines may outweigh any risks associated with therapeutic duplication. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor. Always check with your healthcare provider to determine if any adjustments to your medications are needed.
Drug Interaction Classification
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Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.