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Hydrocodine is a common misspelling of hydrocodone (hydrocodone).

What is hydrocodone (hydrocodine)?

Hydrocodone (hydrocodine) is a opioid (narcotic) derived from codeine and thebaine. Hydrocodone (hydrocodine) is indicated for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain and is available in tablets, capsules and liquid forms in combination with acetaminophen or ibuprofen.

Hydrocodone (hydrocodine) works by binding to receptors in the brain and nervous system used by the body's natural "pain relievers." Acetaminophen works by lowering a chemical in the brain that stimulates pain nerves. The combination may provide better pain relief than either medicine alone.

Hydrocodone (hydrocodine) can be habit-forming. If you take hydrocodone (hydrocodine) over a long period of time, you can become mentally and physically dependent on it, and you may find this medicine no longer works for you at the prescribed dosage.

Common hydrocodone (hydrocodine) side effects may include: dizziness, light-headedness, nausea, sedation and vomiting. If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to hydrocodone (hydrocodine) or similar narcotic painkillers, you should not take this medicine. Make sure your doctor is aware of any drug reactions you have experienced.

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