Vicodin is Used for Moderate to Moderately Severe Pain Overview
Vicodin, the brand name for hydrocodone andacetaminophen, is a prescription medication used for moderate to moderately severe pain.Hydrocodone is an opioid pain reliever, which works by changing the way the brain and nervoussystem senses pain. Acetaminophen is a pain and fever medication, which works by changingthe way the body senses pain and by cooling the body down. This medication comes in tabletform and is usually taken every 4 to 6 hours, as needed, with or without food. Taking Vicodinwith food may minimize stomach upset. Common side effects of Vicodin includeÂ lightheadedness,dizziness, sedation, nausea, and vomiting. Prolonged Vicodin use may lead to constipation.Â Donot drive or operate heavy machinery until
you know how you react to this medication.This medication is only to be used if prescribed by your health care provider. For RxWiki,I'm Teresa Brucker.