White oblong pill with 1p109 on the front

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An white, oblong pill with the imprint 1p109 is hydrocodone 5mg and acetaminophen 325mg.

Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever and acetaminophen is a non-narcotic pain reliever. Together they are prescribed for moderate to severe pain.

Brand names for the prescription drug hydrocodone-acetaminophen include Anexsia, Dolorex Forte, Hycet, Liquicet, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus, Lortab 10/500, Lortab 2.5/500, Lortab 5/500, Lortab 7.5/500, Lortab Elixir, Maxidone, Norco, Polygesic, Stagesic, Vicodin, Vicodin ES, Vicodin HP, Xodol, Xodol 5, and Zydone.

Hydrocodone-acetaminophen has a high potential for abuse.

Too much acetaminophen may damage your liver. No more than 4000 milligrams (4 grams) should be taken each day by an adult.

More common side effects of hydrocodone-acetaminophen are dizziness and lightheadedness. To help prevent constipation drink 6 to 8 glasses of water.

ConsumerMedSafety.org offers 10 safety tips for hydrocodone-acetaminophen.

Of interest, new scheduling of hydrocodone is going to change how your prescriptions for it are filled. By becoming a schedule II drug, physicians will no longer will be able to call in prescriptions for it to pharmacies, refills will not be allowed, and a new prescription will be required after the previous one runs out. Find out more from The Journal of the American Medical Association.

Updated on Saturday, September 27 2014 at 06:08AM EDT
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