Hydrocodone-APAP is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It is used as an antitussive or anti-cough agent and as a pain reliever to treat moderate to severe pain. It works in the central nervous system by calming specific receptors in the brain and spinal cord which process pain signals from various parts of the body. As a result, the feeling of pain and the emotional response to pain are reduced.
Hydrocodone-APAP comes as an oral tablet taken four to six times a day, as prescribed by your doctor. As this medicine may be habit-forming, you should avoid taking it too often or for a long period of time.
Some side effects of Hydrocodone-APAP include lightheadedness, drowsiness, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, tiredness, weakness, constipation, flushing, and blurred vision.
Hydrocodone-APAP may sometimes be used to treat other conditions, as suggested by your doctor.