hydrocodone (Zohydro ER)

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GENERIC NAME: hydrocodone


DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Hydrocodone is an opioid narcotic pain-reliever similar to oxycodone, morphine, methadone, fentanyl, and other opioids. Hydrocodone, like other opioids, stimulates receptors on nerves in the brain to increase the threshold to pain (the amount of stimulation it takes to feel pain) and reduce the perception of pain (the perceived importance of the pain). Unlike other hydrocodone products such as Vicodin which contain acetaminophen, Zohydro ER contains only hydrocodone. The FDA approved Zohydro in October 2013.



PREPARATIONS: Capsules (Extended Release): 10, 15, 20, 30, 40, and 50 mg

STORAGE: Hydrocodone should be stored at room temperature, between 15 C to 30 C (59 F to 86 F).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/17/2014

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