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Hydrocodone Side Effects

Common Hydrocodone Side Effects

The most commonly reported Hydrocodone side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Completed Suicide (743)
Cardio-respiratory Arrest (295)
Nausea (159)
Pain (144)
Exposure Via Ingestion (141)
Cardiac Arrest (137)
Toxicity To Various Agents (134)
Respiratory Arrest (132)
Death (102)
Vomiting (98)
Dyspnoea (81)
Anxiety (77)
Dizziness (73)
Headache (69)
Poisoning (66)
Pruritus (62)
Abdominal Pain (59)
Diarrhoea (57)
Product Substitution Issue (55)
Overdose (54)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Side effects reports are analyzed to discover potential health product safety signals. Some important reactions may take an extremely long time to develop or occur infrequently. Continued monitoring of adverse reactions is thus essential to maintain a comprehensive safety and effectiveness profile of health products.

Hydrocodone Side Effects Reported to FDA

The following Hydrocodone reports list potential signals of serious risks and new safety information that were identified using the FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS).
FAERS is a database that contains information on adverse event and medication errors reports submitted to FDA by healthcare professionals (such as physicians, pharmacists, nurses and others), consumers (such as patients, family members, layers and others) and manufacturers.


The appearance of Hydrocodone on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.
Pruritus, Urticaria, Product Quality Issue
on Mar 06, 2014 Male from US , 45 years of age, weighting 170.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocodone Apap. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocodone side effects: pruritus, urticaria, product quality issue. Hydrocodone Apap dosage: 2 Pills Three Times Daily Taken By Mouth.

Diarrhoea, Vomiting, Rash
Patient was taking Hydrocodone Acetaminophen. Patient felt the following Hydrocodone side effects: diarrhoea, vomiting, rash on Mar 04, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 56 years of age, weighting 140.0 lb, was diagnosed with and. Hydrocodone Acetaminophen dosage: 4-6hrs, Po..
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Fionnal
  • Toprol
  • Valium
  • Vicodin


Injection Site Papule, Injection Site Pain, Injection Site Bruising
Adverse event was reported on Mar 04, 2014 by a Female taking Hydrocodone (Dosage: N/A) was diagnosed with
  • pain
  • hypothyroidism
  • vitamin supplementation
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • muscle spasms
  • vitamin b12 deficiency
  • crohn^s disease
  • depression
and. Location: COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED , 63 years of age, weighting 175.2 lb, After Hydrocodone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocodone side effects: injection site papule, injection site pain, injection site bruising.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Levothyroxine
  • Multivitamin
  • Prilosec
  • Requip
  • Vitamin B 12
  • Humira (160 Milligram Loading Dose)
  • Citalopram


Throat Tightness, Cough, Hyperventilation, Insomnia, Pruritus
on Feb 28, 2014 Female from US , 66 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone Bitartrate / Acetaminophen 7.5mg/325mg. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocodone side effects: throat tightness, cough, hyperventilation, insomnia, pruritus. Hydrocodone Bitartrate / Acetaminophen 7.5mg/325mg dosage: 15/650 Mg.


Abdominal Pain Upper, Product Substitution Issue
on Feb 25, 2014 Female from US , 51 years of age, weighting 200.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocodone/acetaminophen. Patient felt the following Hydrocodone side effects: abdominal pain upper, product substitution issue. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen dosage: N/A.

Grand Mal Convulsion, Product Substitution Issue, Product Taste Abnormal
Patient was taking Hydrocodone. After Hydrocodone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocodone side effects: grand mal convulsion, product substitution issue, product taste abnormal on Feb 24, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 51 years of age, weighting 88.01 lb, was diagnosed with and. Hydrocodone dosage: 1 Pilk Three Times Daily Taken By Mouth.

Fall, Syncope, Pneumonia
Adverse event was reported on Feb 24, 2014 by a Male taking Hydrocodone Bitartrate / Acetaminophen 10mg/500mg (Dosage: 10/500 Mg) . Location: US , 63 years of age, weighting 159.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocodone side effects: fall, syncope, pneumonia.
Associated medications used:
  • Advair Diskus (250/50)
  • Cialis (20mg)
  • Citalopram Hbr
  • Combigan
  • Combivent Inhaler (Unk)
  • Flonase (2 Sprays Into Both Nostrils)
  • Moexipril-hctz (7.5/12.5 Mg)
  • Spiriva


Exposure Via Ingestion, Toxicity To Various Agents
on Feb 12, 2014 Male from US , 29 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone+paracetamol (paracetamol, Hydrocodone). Patient felt the following Hydrocodone side effects: exposure via ingestion, toxicity to various agents. Hydrocodone+paracetamol (paracetamol, Hydrocodone) dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Ethanol (ethanol) (ethanol)


Toxicity To Various Agents, Exposure Via Ingestion
on Feb 12, 2014 Male from US , 36 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone+paracetamol (paracetamol, Hydrocodone). After Hydrocodone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocodone side effects: toxicity to various agents, exposure via ingestion. Hydrocodone+paracetamol (paracetamol, Hydrocodone) dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Mirtazapine (mirtazapine)
  • Fentanyl (fentanyl) (Oral)
  • Promethazine (promethazine)


Toxicity To Various Agents
Patient was taking Hydrocodone +paracetamol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocodone side effects: toxicity to various agents on Feb 12, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Patient , 45 years of age, . Hydrocodone +paracetamol dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Fluoxetine
  • Mirtazapine
  • Clonazepam


Arthralgia, Product Formulation Issue, Gastrointestinal Haemorrhage, Impaired Work Ability
Adverse event was reported on Feb 19, 2014 by a Female taking Hydrocodone (Dosage: 5-325 1 Per Day Once Daily --) . Location: US , 54 years of age, weighting 198.0 lb, Patient felt the following Hydrocodone side effects: arthralgia, product formulation issue, gastrointestinal haemorrhage, impaired work ability.

Completed Suicide, Exposure Via Ingestion, Toxicity To Various Agents
on Feb 12, 2014 Female from US , 72 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone+paracetamol (paracetamol, Hydrocodone). After Hydrocodone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide, exposure via ingestion, toxicity to various agents. Hydrocodone+paracetamol (paracetamol, Hydrocodone) dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Zolpidem (zolpidem)
  • Topiramate (topiramate)
  • Venlafaxine (venlafaxine)
  • Diazepam (diazepam)


Skin Disorder, Dry Skin, Scar, Eczema
on Feb 18, 2014 Female from US , 55 years of age, weighting 220.0 lb, was treated with Hydrocodone, Acetaminophen. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocodone side effects: skin disorder, dry skin, scar, eczema. Hydrocodone, Acetaminophen dosage: N/A. Patient was hospitalized.

Exposure Via Ingestion, Toxicity To Various Agents
Patient was taking Hydrocodone Paracetamol. Patient felt the following Hydrocodone side effects: exposure via ingestion, toxicity to various agents on Feb 12, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 19 years of age, . Hydrocodone Paracetamol dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Sertraline
  • Cyclobenzaprine (cyclobenzaprine)
  • Oxymorphone


Toxicity To Various Agents
Adverse event was reported on Feb 12, 2014 by a Female taking Hydrocodone/paracetamol (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 59 years of age, After Hydrocodone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocodone side effects: toxicity to various agents.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Cyclobenzaprine
  • Temazepam (temazepam)
  • Milnacipran (milnacipran) (milnacipran)
  • Amitriptyline (amitriptyline)


Toxicity To Various Agents, Exposure Via Ingestion
on Feb 12, 2014 Female from US , 49 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone/paracetamol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocodone side effects: toxicity to various agents, exposure via ingestion. Hydrocodone/paracetamol dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Citalopram
  • Mirtazapine
  • Zolpidem
  • Fentanyl
  • Promethazine


Toxicity To Various Agents, Exposure Via Ingestion
on Feb 12, 2014 Male from US , 52 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone + Paracetamol. Patient felt the following Hydrocodone side effects: toxicity to various agents, exposure via ingestion. Hydrocodone + Paracetamol dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Sertraline (sertraline)
  • Cyclobenzaprine (cyclobenzaprine)
  • Tramadol (tramadol)
  • Diazepam (diazepam)


Completed Suicide, Exposure Via Ingestion, Cardio-respiratory Arrest
Patient was taking Hydrocodone\paracetamol. After Hydrocodone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide, exposure via ingestion, cardio-respiratory arrest on Feb 12, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 54 years of age, . Hydrocodone\paracetamol dosage: Oral.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Venlafaxine (venlafaxine)
  • Quetiapine (quetiapine)
  • Alprazolam (alprazolam)
  • Lamotrigine (lamotrigine)
  • Gabapentin (gabapentin)
  • Morphine
  • Diphenhydramine (diphenhydramine)


Completed Suicide, Exposure Via Ingestion, Toxicity To Various Agents
Adverse event was reported on Feb 11, 2014 by a Female taking Hydrocodone + Paracetamol (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 41 years of age, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide, exposure via ingestion, toxicity to various agents.
Associated medications used:
  • Quetiapine (quetiapine)


Completed Suicide, Exposure Via Ingestion
on Feb 11, 2014 Male from US , 45 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone\paracetamol. Patient felt the following Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide, exposure via ingestion. Hydrocodone\paracetamol dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Fluoxetine (fluoxetine)
  • Ethylene Glycol


Completed Suicide, Respiratory Arrest, Toxicity To Various Agents, Exposure Via Ingestion, Intentional Self-injury
on Feb 11, 2014 Female from US , 55 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone/paracetamol. After Hydrocodone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide, respiratory arrest, toxicity to various agents, exposure via ingestion, intentional self-injury. Hydrocodone/paracetamol dosage: Oral.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Alprazolam (alprazolam)
  • Quetiapine (quetiapine)
  • Phenobarbital (phenobarbital)


Exposure Via Ingestion, Toxicity To Various Agents
Patient was taking Hydrocodone Paracetamol. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocodone side effects: exposure via ingestion, toxicity to various agents on Feb 11, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 52 years of age, . Hydrocodone Paracetamol dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Cyclobenzaprine (cyclobenzaprine)
  • Sertraline (sertraline)
  • Dextromethorphan (dextromethorphan)
  • Tramadol (tramadol)


Toxicity To Various Agents, Exposure Via Ingestion
Adverse event was reported on Feb 11, 2014 by a Female taking Hydrocodone\paracetamol (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 60 years of age, Patient felt the following Hydrocodone side effects: toxicity to various agents, exposure via ingestion.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Fluoxetine (fluoxetine)
  • Diazepam (diazepam)


Completed Suicide, Toxicity To Various Agents
on Feb 11, 2014 Female from US , 60 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone Paracetamol. After Hydrocodone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide, toxicity to various agents. Hydrocodone Paracetamol dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Citalopram (citalopram)
  • Tramadol (tramadol)


Dizziness, Nausea, Hyperhidrosis, Arrhythmia, Hypoaesthesia, Muscle Spasms, Diarrhoea
on Feb 12, 2014 Female from US , 63 years of age, weighting 139.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocodone-chlorpheniram Susp. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocodone side effects: dizziness, nausea, hyperhidrosis, arrhythmia, hypoaesthesia, muscle spasms, diarrhoea. Hydrocodone-chlorpheniram Susp dosage: 1 Teaspoon, By Mouth.

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    Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    Alternative HYDROCODONE Names:HYDROCODO YDROCODON

    Active Ingredient: ACETAMINO CHLORPHEN HOMATROPI HYDROCODO

    More About Hydrocodone

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 2469

    Hydrocodone safety alerts: 2012 2011 2008 2007

    Reported deaths: 531

    Reported hospitalizations: 124

    Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 10 mg/500 mg (Watson Laboratories): Recall - Potential for Oversized and Superpotent Tablets

     

    [Posted 09/24/2012]

    AUDIENCE: Pharmacy

    ISSUE: Watson Laboratories, Inc. notified the public of a voluntary nationwide recall for two lots of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and APAP Tablets, USP 10 mg/500 mg (Lot Numbers 519406A and 521759A, both with the expiry date April 2014, distributed between 6/27/2012 and 7/18/2012 to wholesale distributors and retail pharmacies nationwide).

    A complaint was received for tablets that were thicker and darker shade than the other tablets. It is possible that some tablets from lots 519406A and 521759A exceed the weight specification and may contain higher than indicated amounts of the ingredients Hydrocodone Bitartrate and/or Acetaminophen.

    Unintentional ingestion of excessive amounts of acetaminophen may potentially result in an adverse event, including liver toxicity, especially in patients on other acetaminophen containing medications, patients with liver dysfunction, or people who consume more than 3 alcoholic beverages a day. Acetaminophen overdose can potentially cause severe liver damage, at times resulting in liver transplant or death. Unintentional ingestion of excessive amounts of hydrocodone may result in an increase in the severity or frequency of side effects, such as sedation or respiratory depression, particularly in patients who are elderly, have severe kidney or liver impairment, or are also taking interacting medications, such as sedating medications or certain antidepressants.

    BACKGROUND: Hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen 10 mg/500 mg tablets are indicated for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain.

    RECOMMENDATION: Pharmacists and wholesalers are asked to check their inventories for lots 519406A or 521759A segregate any material from the lots, and to contact GENCO Pharmaceutical Services at 1-800-950-5479 for instructions on product return.


    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

     

    [09/20/2012 - Press Release - Watson Laboratories, Inc.]

    Related MedWatch Alert:

    [09/11/2012 - Qualitest Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets 10 mg/500 mg]

     

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