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Generic Name: HYDROCODONE/IBUPROFEN - ORAL Pronounced: (HYE-droe-KOE-done/EYE-bue-proe-fen) Hydrocodone-Ibuprofen Oral Interactions
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or
increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all
possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including
prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your
doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any
medicines without your doctor's approval.
Some products that may interact with this drug
aspirin or other NSAIDs (such as ketorolac,
anti-platelet drugs (such as cilostazol,
bisphosphonates taken by mouth (such as
"blood thinners" (such as enoxaparin, heparin,
corticosteroids (such as prednisone)
MAO inhibitors (isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue,
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