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Generic name: acetaminophen and hydrocodone [a-SEET-a-MIN-oh-fen-and-hye-droe-KOE-done]
Brand names: Lortab Elixir, Verdrocet, Hycet, Lorcet, Xodol, Zamicet
Drug class: narcotic analgesic combinations

What is Xodol?

The combination medicine Xodol can be used to treat moderate or severe pain.The drug Xodol is an opioid that can cause dependence.It is also possible to use Xodol for other purposes that are not covered in this guideline.

Side effects of Xodol

Seek medical attention immediately in the event that you exhibit symptoms that are warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as asthma, hives, or swelling of your lips, face, or tongue.

Opioid medication can reduce or stop your breathing and cause death. Anyone who cares for you should administer Naloxone or seek medical attention if there is prolonged breathing, pauses in your breathing, blue-coloured lips, or if it is difficult to get up.

In rare instances, acetaminophen can cause a serious skin reaction that could cause death. This could occur even if you've used acetaminophen previously without experiencing any reaction. Do not take Xodol and contact your physician immediately if you experience the appearance of a skin rash or redness that is spreading and leads to blisters or peeling.

Xodol can result in serious side effects. Consult your physician immediately in the event that you experience:

  • Loud breathing, sighing, deep breathing that stops;
  • An feeling of lightheadedness similar to the feeling that you're about go into a coma.
  • Liver disorders, liver problems, and nausea nausea, stomach pain in the upper part of the stomach, fatigue, and lack of appetite black stools; dark urine; jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin);
  • Low levels of cortisol symptoms include nausea and vomiting, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, worsening tiredness, or weakness.
  • Serotonin levels that are high in the body cause hallucinations, agitation, and sweating. High heart rate, shivering, and muscle stiffness. Twitching, loss of coordination, nausea, diarrhea, and  vomiting

The presence of serious breathing issues is more common in older adults as well as in those who are weak or suffer from an underlying condition called wasting syndrome as well as chronic respiratory conditions.

Common adverse reactions include:

  • Dizziness, dizziness, and fatigue;
  • Nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain;
  • Constipation

This isn't an exhaustive list of all the side effects. Others could happen. Consult your physician to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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A MISUSE OF OPIID MEDICINE can lead to addiction, overdose, or even death. Keep the medication at a distance where others can't access it.Opioid medicine taken during pregnancy could result in life-threatening withdrawal symptoms for the baby.

Side effects that are fatal can occur when you mix opioids in conjunction with alcohol or other substances that can cause drowsiness or a slowing of breathing.

Take a break from this medication and contact your doctor now if you experience a rash or skin redness that gets worse and leads to blisters as well as peeling.

Before you take this drug

Do not take the drug Xodol if you are sensitive to acetaminophen or hydrocodone or are:

  • Serious, severe asthma or breathing issues
  • There is a blockage in your stomach or your intestines.

Consult your doctor If you've ever been afflicted by:

  • Breathing difficulties; sleep apnea (breathing stops while sleeping);
  • Liver disease;
  • An addiction to alcohol or drugs;
  • Kidney disease;
  • A head injury or seizures;
  • Problems with urination
  • Troubles that concern your pancreas, thyroid, or gallbladder.

If you are taking opioids when you are expecting, your child could develop a dependence on the medication. This can cause severe withdrawal symptoms for the newborn after it's born.Children who are dependent on opioids could require medical care for up to a week.

Talk to a doctor prior to using opioid medication in nursing. Tell your doctor when you experience severe sleepiness or a slow breathing rate during breastfeeding.

How to take Xodol?

Follow the directions on the label of your prescription. Don't take this medication in greater quantities or for a longer period than what is prescribed. An overdose can damage your liver or cause death. Tell your physician if you feel a strong desire to get more medications.

Do not share this medication with anyone else, especially one who has a history of addiction or abuse. The misuse of this medicine could lead to addiction, overdose, or death. Make sure to keep the medication in a location where other people cannot access it. The sale or distribution of this medication is against the law.

Take care when measuring liquid medicines. Use the syringe for dosing or a dosage-measuring device (not the kitchen spoon).If you require surgical intervention or tests for medical reasons, notify your doctor in advance that you're taking this medication.Do not stop taking this medication suddenly. Follow the directions of your doctor regarding increasing your dosage.Place it in a cool, dry place far from heat and moisture. Make a note of your medication. It is important to be aware if someone is taking it incorrectly or without a prescription.

Don't keep any leftover medication for opioids. One dose could cause death for someone who is taking the medication in error or incorrectly. Ask your pharmacist to find a recycling programme for keback. If there's no taking-back system, then flush any remaining medicine down the drain.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Because Xodol is prescribed for pain, it's unlikely to skip the dose. Don't miss any dose in the event that it's almost time for the next dose. Do not take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention immediately or make a call for help at the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. A dose of this medication that is too high could be fatal, particularly in the case of a child or another person who takes the medicine without a prescription. Overdose symptoms may include vomiting, nausea, sweating, severe sleepiness, clear pupils, and slow or no breathing.

The doctor might suggest that you take Naloxone (a medication to treat the effects of an overdose of opioids) and keep it in your pocket throughout the day. Someone who cares for you could administer naloxone when you cease breathing or don't feel like waking up. Your carer needs to get emergency medical attention and might need to administer CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on you as you wait for assistance to arrive.Naloxone can be purchased from pharmacies or your local health department. It is important that everyone who cares for you understands where you store naloxone and how to make use of it.

What should be avoided Xodol?

Avoid operating machinery or driving until you are aware of the extent to which Xodol can affect you. Dizziness and drowsiness could cause accidents, falls, or serious injuries.Don't drink the alcohol. Dangerous side effects or even death could happen.

Consult a physician or pharmacist prior to taking any other medications that contain acetaminophen (sometimes known as APAP). When you take certain medications at the same time, it could result in a death-threatening overdose.

Interaction with other drugs

You might experience breathing issues or withdrawal symptoms when you begin or stop taking certain medications. Talk to your doctor if you are also taking medication such as an antibiotic medication, an antifungal medicine, blood pressure or heart-related medicine, medication for seizures, or medication to treat HIV as well as Hepatitis C.

Opioid medicine may interact with other drugs, causing deadly side effects or even death. Be sure your doctor is aware if you are taking:

  • Cold or allergy medications, the bronchodilator asthma or COPD medication, or a diuretic ("water pill");
  • Medicines to treat motion sickness and irritable bowel syndrome medicines for motion sickness, irritable bowel syndrome, and the overactive bladder;
  • Other opioids, such as pain medication as well as prescription cough medicine;
  • A sedative such as Valium, diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, Xanax, Klonopin, Versed, and more;
  • Substances that cause you to sleep or cause breathing to slow down—a sleeping pill and a muscle relaxer. Also, medicines to treat mental illness
  • Serotonin-related drugs can alter the levels within your body, such as stimulants or medications used to treat depression, Parkinson's disease, migraine headaches, severe infections, sickness, and nausea.

This list is not comprehensive. Other medications may interact with Xodol, such as prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. The interactions may not be all-inclusive, as mentioned here.




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