Not Medical Advice: An oval/elliptical-shaped orange pill imprinted with 3605 on one side and V on the other side is acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate 325mg/7.5mg, a narcotic analgesic (pain reliever) classified as a Schedule 3 drug under The Controlled Substances Act, meaning it has a moderate potential for abuse.
Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate is used most often in the treatment of back pain and other pain, rheumatoid arthritis, or cough.
Common side effects of acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate include blurred vision, dry mouth, mild nausea, upset stomach, vomiting, constipation, anxiety, drowsiness, dizziness, mood changes, headache, or ringing in the ears.
More serious side effects may include difficulty in or shallow breathing, hives, facial/lip/tongue/throat swelling, slow heartbeat, confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior, fear, light-headedness, fainting, seizure/convulsions, nausea, appetite loss, difficulty urinating, itching, stomach pain, dark urine, jaundice, or clay-colored stool.
If you experience any of the above-listed severe symptoms, or if any common side effects as listed above are persistent, we encourage you to seek medical care as soon as possible.
In a September 8th, 2012 article published by the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, results of a recent study of the first hydrocodone formulation in single-entity form, hydrocodone bitartrate extended-release (ER), show it may assist in alleviating pain in chronic pain patients not currently getting relief. At present, hydrocodone is only available in combination with acetaminophen or other nonopioid analgesics.