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Some side effects with hydrocodone are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include, but are not limited to:
- The urge to take more hydrocodone than prescribed or for a non-medical purpose (see Hydrocodone Addiction)
- Anxiety or fear
- Severe constipation
- Slow or irregular breathing
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Difficulty passing urine
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Severe drowsiness
- Loss of balance or falling
- Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
- An unexplained rash
- Swelling of the mouth or throat
- Difficulty breathing.
You may experience some or none of the hydrocodone side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while taking the drug or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.