Does hydrocodone contain aspirin? I'm allergic to asprin and want to make sure it's okay for me to take my prescription.
Most hydrocodone is combined with acetaminophen, but it is available with either ibuprofen or aspirin as well, so it's best to make sure that your brand has ibuprofen. The best way is to give your pharmacist a quick call.
Or you can check the name of the drug on the prescription. Brand names for hydrocodone and aspirin are: Damason-P, Azdone, Alor 5/500, Panasal 5/500, Lortab ASA
The generic name would either be aspirin and hydrocodone or hydrocodone ASA. If it says hydrocodone APAP, it has acetaminophen, not aspirin. (ASA stands for aspirin and APAP stands for acetaminophen.)
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I think this is a good question, and Karen Lee gave a really good answer. Let me go another step because I was unaware of this particuler drug until it was prescribed for me just Tuesday.
Hydrocodone is available only when combined with something else. Mine is combined with ibuprofen following major dental work.
Hydrocodone combined with aspirin includes these brand names:
If your brand name is included in that list, please call your doctor. I don't know if this list is complete, but your doctor and your pharmacist do. It seems acetominaphen is included in more cases than aspirin, so you have plenty of alternatives.
Please call your doctor if you have problems breathing, if your chest feels tight, or if you have your allergic symptoms.
Now, please remember I am not a doctor or pharmacist. Keep your doctor appointments because you need to be monitored while taking this prescription. It is an opiate, and therefore addictive. You don't want any more problems.
Good luck, and let us know how it works out.