What Is It?: This combination of drugs is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Ibuprofen is used to relieve the pain, tenderness, inflammation (swelling), and stiffness caused by arthritis and gout. It isalso used to reduce fever and to relieve headaches, muscle aches, menstrual pain, aches and pains from the common cold, backache, and pain after surgery or dental work. Hydrocodone is an opioid pain reliever.
How To Use: The combination of ibuprofen and hydrocodone is to take by mouth. It usually is taken every 4-6 hours as needed. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Take this compound exactly as ordered.
Possible Side Effects: Ibuprofen and hydrocodone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away: lightheadedness, dizziness, drowsiness, upset stomach, vomiting, constipation, stomach pain, rash, difficulty urinating, If you experience either of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: difficulty breathing, mood changes. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately: bloody vomit, bloody diarrhea or black tarry stools, ringing in the ears, blurred vision, swelling of the hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs, skin rash, itching
Storage: Keep in the original container. Keep out of the reach of children and pets. Capsules and tablets may be stored at room temperature. Some liquids should be stored in the refrigerator (see the prescription label.) Store all medicines away from excess heat and moisture. Do NOT store in the bathroom.
Note: If you miss a dose take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with the regular schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed one.