What sort of medication is Vicodin?
Vicodin is a compound medication
that consists of Hydrocodone
Bitartrate and Acetamninophen.
Hydrocodone belongs to narcotic pain relievers (opioids).
Acetaminophen is a milder pain reliever and a fever reducer.
In Vicodin, Acetaminophen intensifies the analgetic effects of
is also available under other brand names that include Lortab and Norco. Hydrocodone can cause a
physical and psychological dependence when misused. Due to this
fact, in the United States, compound medications containing
Hydrocodone are listed as a Schedule III controlled substances,
and are usually available under prescription only.
manufactures generic versions of Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
combination, available in pill form as: