You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this medication if you have:
- Liver disease, such as cirrhosis, liver failure, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- A head injury or high intracranial pressure
- Severe abdominal (stomach) pain
- Addison's disease
- An enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH)
- Lung disease of any sort
- A history of drug or alcohol dependence
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Hydrocodone and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Hydrocodone and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Hydrocodone Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
An overdose with hydrocodone can be very dangerous. If you happen to overdose on this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Hydrocodone Overdose for more information.)