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Drug Name: Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen Trade Name: Vicodin -------------------------------------------------
Indication: Relief of moderate to severe pain
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Safe Range: Peds: <40kg 0.2mg/kg-15mg/kg/dose q3-4h PRN. Maximum dose of acetaminophen 1000 mg/dose and 4000mg/day; Adult initially 10mg q3-4h PRN. -------------------------------------------------

Action / Where does it do its job: Reduces intensity of pain stimuli incoming from sensory nerve endings, altering pain perception.          -------------------------------------------------
Contraindications: None known. Previous hypersensitivity
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Side Effects: Sedation, HOTN, diaphoresis, dizziness, facial flushing. Children <2 y.o. more susceptible to RESPIRATORY DEPRESSION. -------------------------------------------------
Strengths: (Vicodin) hydrocodone/acteminophen 5/500 mg ; Vicodin ES h/a 7.5/750 mg; Vicodin HP h/a 10/650mg and 10/660mg ; -------------------------------------------------

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Drug Name: Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen Trade Name: Norco
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Indication: Relief of moderate to severe pain
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Safe Range: Peds: <40kg 0.2mg/kg-15mg/kg/dose q3-4h PRN. Maximum dose of acetaminophen 1000 mg/dose and 4000mg/day; Adult initially 10mg q3-4h PRN. -------------------------------------------------

Action / Where does it do its job: Reduces intensity of pain stimuli incoming from sensory nerve endings, altering pain perception.          -------------------------------------------------
Contraindications: None known ; Previous hypersensitivity
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Side Effects: Sedation, HOTN, diaphoresis, dizziness, facial flushing. Children <2...
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