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Vicodin

Generic Name:hydrocodone with acetaminophen

Other Brand Names: Anexsia 5/500, Anodynos DHC, Bancap, Co-Gesic, Dolacet, Duradyne DHC, Hydrocet, Lortab, Norcet, T-Gesic, Zydone

Revised:4/1/2000

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  • Taking the Medicine
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  •   Overview

    Hydrocodone is a semisynthetic analgesic similar in most respects to codeine.

    In combination with acetaminophen, it offers excellent relief for moderate pain.

    It can ease the discomfort of a bad toothache or the aftermath of minor surgery.


    Hydrocodone with acetaminophen is sold under a number of names, including Anexsia 5/500, Anodynos DHC, Bancap, Co-Gesic, Dolacet, Duradyne DHC, Hydrocet, Lortab, Norcet, T-Gesic, and Zydone. Vicodin is the most popular brand name for this medication.