What medication is Watson 540
Oval oblong light blue (or bluish white) pill
indexed with "WATSON 540" on one side and scored on the other.
Active Ingredients: Acetaminophen
/ Hydrocodone bitartrate
500mg / 10mg
Available Brand Names: Lortab
, Norco, Vicodin
There have been reports that in February 2013 Watson Pharmaceuticals
stopped adding blue dye to their Watson 540 acetaminophen/hydrocodone
pills, and now they are white-colored,
without a hint of blue. However, they are still available as the
same generic Lortab, or generic Vicodin, or generic Norco 500/10 pills.
A combination of acetaminophen
(APAP, paracetamol) and hydrocodone is used to treat moderate
to severe pain. Hydrocodone belongs to narcotic pain relievers.
Acetaminophen is a milder pain reliever and a fever reducer
that increases the effects of hydrocodone.
manufactures APAP / hydrocodone pills in a number of strenght
combinations that include:
325mg / 5mg (Watson 3202)
325mg / 7.5mg (Watson 3203)
325mg / 10mg (Watson 853)
500mg / 5mg (Watson 349)
500mg / 7.5mg (Watson 385)
500mg / 10mg (Watson 540)
650mg / 7.5mg (Watson 502)
650mg / 10mg (Watson 503)
750mg / 7.5mg (Watson 387)
750mg / 10mg (Watson 3228)