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

There is no evidence that the Zamicet brand name has been removed from the U.S. When generic alternatives to this item are accepted by the FDA There may be alternatives that are generic.

What is Zamicet?

Zamicet is a combination medication that is used to treat mild to extreme pain.Zamicet is an opioid medication that can cause dependence.Zamicet can be used for other purposes not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Zamicet

Seek medical attention immediately. If you are experiencing warning signs of an allergic reaction, such as symptoms of hives, breathing difficulties, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Opioid medication can reduce or stop your breathing and even cause death. The person who is caring for you should administer Naloxone or seek medical attention if you experience breath that is slow, with long pauses or blue-coloured lips, or if you find it difficult to get up.

In rare instances, acetaminophen can cause a serious skin reaction that could cause death. This could occur regardless of whether you've previously used acetaminophen and did not experience any reaction. Take Zamicet off your list of medications and contact your doctor immediately if you notice an itch or redness on your skin that spreads, causing blisters as well as peeling.

Zamicet may cause serious side effects. Consult your doctor immediately. If you suffer from:

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

Breathing problems that are serious can be more prevalent in older people and those who are weak or suffer from the syndrome of wasting and chronic breathing problems.

Common adverse reactions include:

  • Nausea, tiredness, and fatigue;
  • Nausea, vomiting, and stomach pain;
  • Constipation

It's not a comprehensive list of the possible consequences, but other effects might occur. Contact your physician to seek medical advice on adverse effects. You may report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Similar or related drugs

aspirin, acetaminophen, tramadol, ibuprofen, duloxetine, naproxen, and oxycodone


A MISUSE OF OPIOID MEDICINE could lead to addiction, overdosing, or even death. Keep the medication in a location where other people can't access it.The use of opioids during pregnancy can result in life-threatening withdrawal symptoms for the infant.

The risk of fatal side effects could occur when you mix opioids in conjunction with alcohol or other substances that cause drowsiness or impede breathing.Do not take this medication and contact your doctor now if you experience an itch or skin redness that spreads and causes peeling and blistering.

Before you take this drug

Zamicet is not recommended in the event that you are allergic to acetaminophen or hydrocodone or are suffering from:

  • Extremely severe asthma or breathing issues. Severe asthma or breathing problems.
  • A blockage in your stomach or your intestines.

Inform your doctor if you have ever suffered from:

  • Breathing difficulties; sleep apnea (breathing ceases during sleep);
  • The liver condition;
  • Addiction to alcohol or drugs;
  • Kidney disease;
  • A head injury or seizures;
  • Problems with urination
  • Issues that concern your thyroid, pancreas, or gallbladder.

If you take opioids when you are expecting, your child could develop a dependence on the medication. This can cause withdrawal symptoms that can be life-threatening for the newborn after it's born. Babies born dependent on opioids may need medical treatment for several weeks.

Talk to a doctor before taking opioids when you are nursing. Tell your doctor if you notice a sudden increase in sleepiness or slow breathing during breastfeeding.

How to take Zamicet?

Follow all the instructions on the prescription label. Don't take this medicine in greater amounts or for longer than the prescribed time. An overdose can damage your liver or cause death. Inform your doctor if you have a strong urge to take more of this medication.

Don't share this medicine with anyone else, particularly those who have a history of substance abuse or addiction. The misuse of this medicine could lead to addiction, overdose, or death. Place the medication in a secure location where no one else can access it. The sale or distribution of the medicine is against the law.

Take care when measuring liquid medicines. Use the dosing needle provided or a dosage-measuring device (not the kitchen spoon).If you are in need of surgical intervention or other medical examinations, inform your doctor in advance that you're taking this medicine.

Do not stop taking this medication suddenly. Follow the instructions of your physician about increasing your dosage.Keep at room temperature, away from heat and moisture. Be aware of the medication you are taking. You must be aware if someone is taking it incorrectly or without a prescription.

Don't keep any empty bottles of opioids. A single dose could cause death if someone uses the medication in error or incorrectly. Ask your pharmacist where you can find a drug disposal programme that takes back the drug. If there isn't a take-back plan, dispose of the unneeded medicine in the toilet.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Because Zamicet is a medication for pain, you're less likely to skip the dose. Do not miss any doses in the event that it is nearing the time to take the next dose. Do not take two doses at once.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention immediately, contact emergency medical attention, or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. A high dose of this medication can be fatal, particularly for children or any other patient who is taking it without a prescription. Overdose symptoms may include vomiting, nausea, sweating, extreme sleepiness, sharp pupils, and slow or no breathing.

A doctor might recommend that you take Naloxone (a medication that reverses an overdose of opioids) and carry it around always. The person who is caring for you could administer Naloxone in the event that you lose your breath or don't regain consciousness. The carer should still seek emergency medical attention and might need to administer CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) on you as they 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 the location where you keep your naloxone and how to make use of it.

What should be avoided?

Avoid operating machinery or driving until you understand how Zamicet can affect your body. Drowsiness or dizziness can lead to accidents, falls, or serious injuries.Avoid drinking or consuming alcohol. Dangerous side effects or even death could happen.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist prior to using any other medication that could contain acetaminophen (sometimes known as APAP). Combining certain medicines can result in a deadly overdose.

Interaction with other drugs

There is a possibility of breathing issues or withdrawal symptoms when you begin or stop taking certain medications. Talk to your doctor if you also take any antibiotic medication, antifungal medicine, blood pressure or heart-related medications, seizure medication, 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 asthma/bronchodilator COPD medication or a diuretic ("water pill");
  • Medicines to treat motion sickness and irritable bowel syndrome medicines for motion sickness, irritable bowel syndrome, and an overactive bladder;
  • Other opioids, such as pain medication or prescribed cough medicine;
  • A sedative such as Valium, diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, Xanax, Klonopin, Versed, and more;
  • Medications that induce sleep or reduce your breathing rate—a sleep pill and a muscle relaxer. Also, medicines to treat mental illness
  • Medications that alter the levels of serotonin in your body. They can be stimulants, medications used to treat depressive symptoms, or Parkinson's Migraine headaches, severe infections, vomiting, and nausea.

This list isn't complete. Other drugs can interact with Zamicet as well, including prescription and non-prescription drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. Not all interactions are mentioned here.