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Hydrocodone Side Effects

Report Hydrocodone Side Effects

If you experienced any harmful or unwanted effects of Hydrocodone, please share your experience. This could help to raise awareness about Hydrocodone side effects, identify uknown risks and inform health professionals and patients taking Hydrocodone.

Examples: headache, dizziness


The most commonly reported Hydrocodone side effects are:
Insomnia (14 reports)
Swelling (6 reports)
Hair Loss (5 reports)
Itching (5 reports)
Bradycardia (3 reports)
Bradycardia, Syncope (1 reports)
Carotidynia (1 reports)
Gasrititis (1 reports)
Syncope (1 reports)
Throat Constriction (1 reports)
Tongue Lesions (1 reports)

If you have experienced a side effect listed above, you can check a box to report it.


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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 (eg, physician, pharmacist). Your health care provider can provide additional clinical information and complete a copy of the side effect reporting form.

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.

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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.
Dysgeusia, Product Quality Issue
on Feb 12, 2014 Female from US , 54 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocodone\apap. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocodone side effects: dysgeusia, product quality issue. Hydrocodone\apap dosage: 2 Three Times Daily.

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 11, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 47 years of age, . Hydrocodone + Paracetamol dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Alprazolam (alprazolam)


Cardio-respiratory Arrest
Adverse event was reported on Feb 17, 2014 by a Female taking Hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 22 years of age, After Hydrocodone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocodone side effects: cardio-respiratory arrest.

Completed Suicide
on Feb 17, 2014 Female from US , 66 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone/acetaminophen. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen dosage: Unk.


Headache
on Feb 13, 2014 Female from US , 56 years of age, weighting 231.9 lb, was treated with Hydrocodone. Patient felt the following Hydrocodone side effects: headache. Hydrocodone dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Orencia
  • Amlodipine
  • Citalopram
  • Prednisone
  • Enalapril
  • Estrace
  • Methotrexate
  • Multivitamin


Local Swelling, Contusion
Patient was taking Hydrocodone-acetaminophen. After Hydrocodone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocodone side effects: local swelling, contusion on Feb 12, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 68 years of age, . Hydrocodone-acetaminophen dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Flurosemide
  • Amiodarone Hct (presumed Hydrochloride)
  • Metoprolol Succinate Er
  • Avonex
  • Potassium Chloride Crys Er
  • Lisinopril-hydrochlorothiazide
  • Vesicare
  • Lipitor


Depression, Anxiety, Agitation, Nervous System Disorder
Adverse event was reported on Feb 10, 2014 by a Female taking Hydrocodone (Dosage: 2 X 3 Times Per Day, Three Times Daily Taken By Mouth) was diagnosed with and. Location: US , 59 years of age, weighting 116.0 lb, Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocodone side effects: depression, anxiety, agitation, nervous system disorder.

Completed Suicide
on Feb 10, 2014 Female from US , 50 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone/acetaminophen. Patient felt the following Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Quetiapine


Completed Suicide
on Feb 10, 2014 Female from US , 65 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone/acetaminophen. After Hydrocodone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Alprazolam (Unk)


Completed Suicide, Cardio-respiratory Arrest
Patient was taking Hydrocodone/acetaminophen. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide, cardio-respiratory arrest on Feb 10, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 30 years of age, . Hydrocodone/acetaminophen dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Lorazepam (Unk)
  • Lisinopril (Unk)
  • Carisoprodol (Unk)


Completed Suicide
Adverse event was reported on Feb 10, 2014 by a Male taking Hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 58 years of age, Patient felt the following Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Roxicodone


Dizziness, Nausea, Hyperhidrosis, Arrhythmia, Hypoaesthesia, Muscle Spasms, Diarrhoea
on Feb 07, 2014 Female from US , 63 years of age, weighting 139.0 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Hydrocodone-chlorpheniram. After Hydrocodone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocodone side effects: dizziness, nausea, hyperhidrosis, arrhythmia, hypoaesthesia, muscle spasms, diarrhoea. Hydrocodone-chlorpheniram dosage: N/A.

Completed Suicide
on Feb 07, 2014 Female from US , 76 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone/acetaminophen. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Alprazolam


Completed Suicide
Patient was taking Hydrocodone/acetaminophen. Patient felt the following Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide on Feb 07, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 75 years of age, . Hydrocodone/acetaminophen dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Hydromorphone


Completed Suicide
Adverse event was reported on Feb 07, 2014 by a Male taking Hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Dosage: Unk) . Location: US , 87 years of age, After Hydrocodone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Amlodipine (Unk)
  • Donepezil (Unk)
  • Lorazepam (Unk)
  • Levothyroxine (Unk)


Completed Suicide
on Feb 07, 2014 Female from US , 41 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone/acetaminophen. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen dosage: Unk.
Associated medications used:
  • Diltiazem (Unk)
  • Clonazepam (Unk)
  • Diphenhydramine (Unk)
  • Cocaine (Unk)
  • Hydrochlorothiazide (Unk)


Completed Suicide
on Feb 07, 2014 Female from US , 60 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone/acetaminophen. Patient felt the following Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Metoprolol
  • Allopurinol
  • Duloxetine
  • Gabapentin
  • Furosemide
  • Alprazolam
  • Zolpidem (Unk)


Completed Suicide, Cardio-respiratory Arrest
Patient was taking Hydrocodone/acetaminophen. After Hydrocodone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide, cardio-respiratory arrest on Feb 07, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Female , 47 years of age, . Hydrocodone/acetaminophen dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Amlodipine (Unk)
  • Carvedilol (Unk)
  • Bupropion Hcl Er (Unk)
  • Citalopram (Unk)
  • Escitalopram (Unk)
  • Alprazolam (Unk)



Adverse event was reported on Feb 07, 2014 by a Female taking Hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 56 years of age, .
Associated medications used:
  • Amlodipine
  • Lisinopril
  • Insulin


Completed Suicide
on Feb 07, 2014 Female from US , 53 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone/acetaminophen. Patient felt the following Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen dosage: N/A.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Hydromorphone
  • Venlafaxine
  • Gabapentin
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Meclizine
  • Lorazepam


Completed Suicide, Cardio-respiratory Arrest
on Feb 07, 2014 Female from US , 58 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone/acetaminophen. After Hydrocodone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide, cardio-respiratory arrest. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen dosage: Unk.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Amitriptyline (Unk)


Completed Suicide
Patient was taking Hydrocodone/acetaminophen. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide on Feb 06, 2014 from US Additional patient health information: Male , 42 years of age, . Hydrocodone/acetaminophen dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Doxepin


Completed Suicide, Cardio-respiratory Arrest
Adverse event was reported on Feb 06, 2014 by a Female taking Hydrocodone/acetaminophen (Dosage: N/A) . Location: US , 50 years of age, Patient felt the following Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide, cardio-respiratory arrest.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Citalopram
  • Lisinopril
  • Pregabalin
  • Tramadol
  • Diclofenac Sodium Er


Completed Suicide
on Feb 06, 2014 Male from US , 38 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone/acetaminophen. After Hydrocodone was administered, patient encountered several Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen dosage: N/A.
Multiple concurrent drugs taken:
  • Restoril
  • Amitriptyline
  • Venlafaxine
  • Enalapril


Completed Suicide, Cardio-respiratory Arrest
on Feb 06, 2014 Female from US , 22 years of age, was treated with Hydrocodone/acetaminophen. Directly after, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Hydrocodone side effects: completed suicide, cardio-respiratory arrest. Hydrocodone/acetaminophen dosage: N/A.
Associated medications used:
  • Carbamazepine
  • Diazepam
  • Tramadol
  • Alprazolam


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Keep Track of Side Effects

Note Your Observations

It is really important to keep of your symptoms, right from the time you start a new medicine. You can do it any way you prefer: in a notebook, in a computer file or using our online tool. You should also note down any other medicines you are taking at the same time, because there could be an interaction between these medicines.

Why Your Notes are Important

Your notes could be helpful in several ways:

  • You can use them to remind you of details that may alert your health care professional(s) to a problem
  • You will have a record to refer to in the future, in case you are ever prescribed the same medicine again

  • Log Form

    You can use the following log form to write down important information, like the date and time you experienced a side effect and your symptoms, how strong the symptoms were, and any other medicines you were using.

    Medicine Name and Dosage:

     

    Side Effects

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    Date & Time

    Other Medicine(s) or Treatment(s)

     

     

     

     

    Scale: 1 = very mild to 10 = very bad


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  • You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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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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