SN instructed patient / caregiver on Hydrocodone is an orally active narcotic analgesic ( pain reliever ) and antitussive ( cough suppressant ). SN instructed patient / caregiver that common side effects include dizziness, light - headedness, nausea, sedation, vomiting. SN instructed that side effects may be alleviated by lying down, and if they persist or worsen to notify physician. SN instructed to call physician immediately if the patient experiences slow / irregular breathing, slow / irregular heartbeat, change in the amount of urine or any allergic reactions. SN instructed patient / caregiver not to take more than 8 tabs in one day and wait 6 hours in between administration to avoid complications.
SN instructed caregiver about Hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is used to treat moderate to severe pain and as an antitussive to treat cough. Common side effects of hydrocodone may include, nausea, vomiting, constipation, drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, fuzzy thinking, anxiety, abnormally happy or sad mood, dry throat, difficulty urinating, rash, itching, and narrowing of the pupils. Serious side effects include slowed or irregular breathing and chest tightness. Symptoms of hydrocodone overdose include narrowed or widened pupils, slow, shallow, or stopped breathing, slowed or stopped heartbeat, cold, clammy, or blue skin, excessive sleepiness, loss of consciousness, seizures, or death. Hydrocodone can be habit-forming, causing physical and psychological dependence.