hydrocodone-oral liquid (cont.)

SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, stomach upset, headache, drowsiness, and constipation may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these serious side effects: vision changes, mental/mood changes, dizziness. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these unlikely but serious side effects: excessive sweating, muscle twitching. Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of these highly unlikely but very serious side effects: trouble breathing (e.g., slow, shallow breathing), extreme dizziness, fast heartbeat, trouble urinating. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: breathing problems (e.g., asthma, emphysema), serious head head injury, brain disorder (such as increased intracranial pressure), stomach/abdominal problems (e.g., chronic constipation), recent chest or abdominal surgery, history of drug dependence, mental (psychiatric) problems, any allergies (especially to narcotic pain medications). Hydrocodone may make you dizzy or drowsy; use caution engaging in activities requiring alertness such as driving or using machinery. Avoid alcohol while taking this medication. Caution is advised when using this drug in children because they may be more sensitive to the effects of the drug. This medication should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known whether hydrocodone passes into breast milk. Because of the potential risk to the infant, breast-feeding while using this drug is not recommended. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Tell your doctor of all prescription and nonprescription medication you may use, especially of drugs that cause drowsiness such as: sleep medicine, sedatives, tranquilizers, anti-anxiety drugs, other narcotic pain relievers (e.g., codeine), psychiatric medicines, anti-seizure drugs, muscle relaxants, and antihistamines that cause drowsiness (e.g., diphenhydramine). Also report the use of: naltrexone, cimetidine. Check the labels on all your medicines (e.g., cough-and-cold products) because they may contain drowsiness-causing ingredients. Ask your pharmacist about the safe use of those products. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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