Vicoprofen, also called Hydrocodone and Ibuprofen is a combination is used to relieve pain. Hydrocodone is a narcotic analgesic that works in the central nervous system to relieve pain. Ibuprofen is a Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug (NSAID), and is used to relieve inflammation, swelling, and pain.
Be sure to tell your doctor of any allergies you have whether it is to medication or food, preservatives, or dyes. Tell your doctor immediately if you are, or become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. Also tell your doctor of any other medications you are taking, including vitamins and supplements, and any medical conditions you may have.
Avoid alcohol when taking this medicine.
It is very important that you take this medicine exactly as your doctor tells you to. If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember, unless it is almost time for your next dose. Do NOT double doses.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur: bloody stools; burning feeling in chest or stomach; congestion in chest; changes in facial skin color; cough; diarrhea; difficulty in swallowing; fast or irregular breathing; fever; frequent urge to urinate; heartburn; inability to urinate; irregular heartbeat; lightheadedness or dizziness; loss of bladder control; puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes; ringing or buzzing in the ears; shortness of breath, troubled breathing, tightness in chest and/or wheezing; skin rash, hives, and/or itching; stomach pain; or tenderness in the stomach.
Watch for symptoms of overdose:
Blurred vision; cold or clammy skin; confusion; difficulty hearing; dizziness; general feeling of illness; headache; mood or mental changes; nausea and/or vomiting; severe drowsiness; severe stomach pain; skin rash; slow heartbeat; slow or troubled breathing; stiff neck and/or back; swelling of the face, fingers, feet, or lower legs
VICOPROFEN is supplied in a fixed combination tablet form for oral administration. VICOPROFEN combines the opioid analgesic agent, hydrocodone bitartrate, with the nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) agent, ibuprofen. Hydrocodone bitartrate is a semisynthetic and centrally acting opioid analgesic. Its chemical name is: 4,5 (alpha)-epoxy-3-methoxy-17- methylmorphinan-6-one tartrate (1:1) hydrate (2:5). Its chemical formula is: C 18 H 21 NO 3 ·C 4 H 6 O 6 ·2 1 / 2 H 2 O, and the molecular weight is 494.50. Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug with analgesic and antipyretic properties. Its chemical name is: (±)-2-( p -isobutylphenyl) propionic acid. Its chemical formula is: C 13 H 18 O 2 , and the molecular weight is: 206.29. Inactive ingredients in VICOPROFEN tablets include: colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, croscarmellose sodium, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, polysorbate 80, and titanium dioxide.
Vicoprofen has the following structural formula: