Vicoprofen (hydrocodone / ibuprofen) and Alcohol / Food Interactions
There are 3 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Vicoprofen (hydrocodone / ibuprofen) which include:
HYDROcodone ↔ food
Major Food Interaction
Consumer information for this interaction is not currently available.
GENERALLY AVOID: Alcohol may potentiate the central nervous system (CNS) depressant effects of opioid analgesics including hydrocodone. Concomitant use may result in additive CNS depression and impairment of judgment, thinking, and psychomotor skills. In more severe cases, hypotension, respiratory depression, profound sedation, coma, or even death may occur.
GENERALLY AVOID: Consumption of alcohol while taking some sustained-release formulations of hydrocodone may cause rapid release of the drug, resulting in high systemic levels of hydrocodone that may be potentially lethal. Alcohol apparently can disrupt the release mechanism of some sustained-release formulations. In study subjects, the rate of absorption of hydrocodone from an extended-release formulation was found to be affected by coadministration with 40% alcohol in the fasted state, as demonstrated by an average 2.4-fold (up to 3.9-fold in one subject) increase in hydrocodone peak plasma concentration and a decrease in the time to peak concentration. Alcohol also increased the extent of absorption by an average of 1.2-fold (up to 1.7-fold in one subject).
GENERALLY AVOID: Grapefruit juice may increase the plasma concentrations of hydrocodone. The proposed mechanism is inhibition of CYP450 3A4-mediated metabolism of hydrocodone by certain compounds present in grapefruit. Increased hydrocodone concentrations could conceivably increase or prolong adverse drug effects and may cause potentially fatal respiratory depression.
MANAGEMENT: Patients taking sustained-release formulations of hydrocodone should not consume alcohol or use medications that contain alcohol. In general, potent narcotics such as hydrocodone should not be combined with alcohol. Patients should also avoid consumption of grapefruit or grapefruit juice during treatment with hydrocodone.
- "Product Information. Zohydro ER (HYDROcodone)." Zogenix, Inc, San Diego, CA.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility
NSAIDs - fluid retention
Fluid retention and edema have been reported in association with the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Therapy with NSAIDs should be administered cautiously in patients with preexisting fluid retention, hypertension, or a history of heart failure. Blood pressure and cardiovascular status should be monitored closely during the initiation of NSAID treatment and throughout the course of therapy.
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- "Product Information. Celebrex (celecoxib)." Searle, Chicago, IL.
- "Product Information. Lodine (etodolac)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
- "Product Information. Orudis (ketoprofen)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories, Philadelphia, PA.
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- "Product Information. Daypro (oxaprozin)." Searle, Skokie, IL.
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- "Product Information. Mobic (meloxicam)" Boehringer-Ingelheim, Ridgefield, CT.
- "Product Information. Naprosyn (naproxen)." Syntex Laboratories Inc, Palo Alto, CA.
- "Product Information. Nalfon (fenoprofen)." Xspire Pharma, Ridgeland, MS.
- "Product Information. Ansaid (flurbiprofen)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
- "Product Information. Anaprox (naproxen)." Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ.
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- "Product Information. Feldene (piroxicam)." Pfizer US Pharmaceuticals, New York, NY.
- "Product Information. Clinoril (sulindac)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
- "Product Information. Motrin (ibuprofen)." Pharmacia and Upjohn, Kalamazoo, MI.
- "Product Information. Indocin (indomethacin)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
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- "Product Information. Vioxx (rofecoxib)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
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- "Product Information. Tolectin (tolmetin)." McNeil Pharmaceutical, Raritan, NJ.
- "Product Information. Relafen (nabumetone)." SmithKline Beecham, Philadelphia, PA.
- "Product Information. Bextra (valdecoxib)." Pharmacia Corporation, Peapack, NJ.
High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility
NSAIDs - hypertension
NSAIDs including topicals can lead to the onset of new hypertension or worsening of preexisting hypertension, either of which can contribute to the increased incidence of cardiovascular events. Blood pressure should be monitored closely during NSAID therapy and throughout the course of therapy.
Vicoprofen (hydrocodone / ibuprofen) drug interactions
There are 1200 drug interactions with Vicoprofen (hydrocodone / ibuprofen)
Vicoprofen (hydrocodone / ibuprofen) disease interactions
There are 29 disease interactions with Vicoprofen (hydrocodone / ibuprofen) which include:
- impaired GI motility
- infectious diarrhea
- liver disease
- renal dysfunction
- fluid retention
- GI toxicity
- renal toxicities
- acute alcohol intoxication
- drug dependence
- intracranial pressure
- respiratory depression
- adrenal insufficiency
- biliary spasm
- seizure disorders
- urinary retention
- heart failure
- platelet aggregation inhibition
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- Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations
- FDA Alerts (3)
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Drug Interaction Classification
|Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.|
|Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.|
|Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.|
|No information available.|
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