A narcotic analgesic, which combines hydrocodone and ibuprofen. It is used to relieve pain and decrease inflammation for a short period of time. Because it is habit forming and addictive, those prescribed Vicoprofen are highly cautioned not to take more than the prescribed dosage. Dependence on Vicoprofen and other drugs containing Hydrocodone will occur over time, and withdrawal from Vicoprofen will occur when use is stopped suddenly. Vicoprofen should not be taken in combination with alcohol or other mood-altering drugs. Prescriptions are given for Vicoprofen pills and they can be abused in various forms. The pills can be swallowed, chewed, snorted and injected when dissolved in water to achieve a quicker, stronger high.
Controlled Substance: VICOPROFEN Tablets are a Schedule III controlled substance.
Abuse: Psychic dependence, physical dependence, and tolerance may develop upon repeated administration of opioids; therefore, VICOPROFEN Tablets should be prescribed and administered with the same degree of caution appropriate to use of other oral narcotic medications.
Dependence: Physical dependence, the condition in which continued administration of the drug is required to prevent the appearance of a withdrawal syndrome, assumes clinically significant proportions only after several weeks of continued opioid use, although a mild degree of physical dependence may develop after a few days of opioid therapy. Tolerance, in which increasingly large doses are required in order to produce the same degree of analgesia, is manifested initially by a shortened duration of analgesic effect, and subsequently by decreases in the intensity of analgesia. The rate of development of tolerance varies among patients. However, psychic dependence is unlikely to develop when VICOPROFEN Tablets are used for a short time for the treatment of acute pain.