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Vicoprofen is a combinant drug that is composed of hydrocodone and ibuprofen. Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever, while ibuprofen is an anti-inflammatory drug. Ibuprofen reduces the hormones that cause inflammation in the body. Generally Vicoprofen is a short term pain reliever.

Vicoprofen Prescription

As a painkiller, Vicoprofen is a cousin of Vicodin. The difference between the two is that Vicoprofen contains ibuprofen in addition to hyrdrocodone while Vicodin has acetaminophen. Vicoprofen uses the ingredient that we find in Advil while Vicodin uses the active ingredient that is used in Tylenol.

Vicoprofen is used to help kill acute pain. Its prescription is generally applicable for short term treatment. Therefore, treatment of chronic inflammatory conditions is not advisable with Vicoprofen

Vicoprofen Addiction

Vicoprofen as a pain reliever can become a drug that a patient can be addicted with. If Vicoprofen is taken over a long period of time, it has a relieving effect that drug dependents find addicting. Dependent patients will find that Vicoprofen will not work for them at the prescribed dosage.

Side Effects

The side effects of Vicoprofen may not be expected. Side effects also vary in intensity depending on the tolerance of the patient. Thus, only through a doctor’s evaluation can you continue to take Vicoprofen.

The commons side effects of Vicoprofen are abdominal pain, anxiety, diarrhea, constipation, insomnia, itching, nausea, loss of strength, nervousness, sweating, and vomiting.

The Intricacies of Vicoprofen

The interaction of hydrocodone and ibuprofen can provide differing effects. The chemistry between the two makes it dangerous for certain people to take in Vicoprofen.

Vicoprofen can make a person drowsy and inattentive. Vicoprofen can also slow your reflexes. Therefore, do not use Vicoprofen when conduction physical and crucial activities such as driving a car, operating machinery, or extreme sports. It is important to know the effect of Vicoprofen on your body chemistry to further assess how you can cope with the drug.

Vicoprofen is very dangerous when you take in narcotics. Alcohol and sedatives can also increase the effects of drowsiness when taken with Vicoprofen. Therefore do not combine Vicoprofen with these products.

If you have kidney disorders, liver, or heart failure, do not take Vicoprofen. It can also greatly affect people who have lupus, underactive thyroid or adrenal glands, and enlarged prostate.

Vicoprofen during pregnancy

If you experience these effects, contact your doctor immediately. Finally do not take Vicoprofen if you are pregnant. Drug dependency usually occurs in babies when their mothers are drug dependent during pregnancy. It may also appear in breast milk so mother must be wary before taking Vicoprofen.


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