Were you looking for information about Hydrocodone? Hydrocodene is a common misspelling of hydrocodone.
Many prescription pain and cough medications contain hydrocodone, a morphine-like drug. The narcotic acts similarly to codeine and is thought to work by binding to opioid receptors in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). Although the drug is effective at decreasing pain and relieving coughing, it can also cause mental "clouding" and has a significant potential for abuse. Potential side effects of this medication include drowsiness, vomiting, lightheadedness, and constipation.
(Click Hydrocodone to learn more about the effects of this medication, to find out what forms and strengths are available, and for information on how to use this drug safely. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on hydrocodone.)