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Brand Names: Damason-P

Generic Name: aspirin and hydrocodone (Pronunciation: AS pir in and HYE droe KOE done)

What is aspirin and hydrocodone (Damason-P)?

Aspirin is in a group of drugs called salicylates (sa-LIS-il-ates). It works by reducing substances in the body that cause pain, fever, and inflammation.

Hydrocodone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers.

The combination of aspirin and hydrocodone is used to treat moderate to severe pain.

Aspirin and hydrocodone may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of aspirin and hydrocodone (Damason-P)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • confusion, hallucinations;
  • weak or shallow breathing;
  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • hearing problems, ringing in your ears;
  • seizures (convulsions);
  • black, bloody, or tarry stools;
  • coughing up blood or vomit that looks like coffee grounds; or
  • nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, itching, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);

Less serious side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about aspirin and hydrocodone (Damason-P)?

You should not use this medication if you are allergic to aspirin or hydrocodone, or if you have a recent history of stomach or intestinal bleeding, a bleeding disorder such as hemophilia, or an allergy to an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) such as Advil, Motrin, Aleve, Orudis, Indocin, Lodine, Voltaren, Toradol, Mobic, Relafen, Feldene, and others.

Before you take aspirin and hydrocodone, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, especially if you have heart disease, high blood pressure, liver or kidney disease, a stomach or intestinal disorder, breathing problems, urination problems, seizures or a head injury, or a history of mental illness or drug/alcohol addiction.

Do not use any other over-the-counter medication without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Aspirin is contained in many medicines available over the counter. If you take certain products together you may accidentally take too much aspirin.

Avoid taking acetaminophen (Tylenol) or an NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) while you are taking aspirin and hydrocodone, unless your doctor tells you to.

Hydrocodone may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person this medicine was prescribed for. Keep the medication in a secure place where others cannot get to it.

Tell your doctor if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.

Aspirin should not be given to a child or teenager who has a fever, especially if the child also has flu symptoms or chicken pox. Aspirin can cause a serious and sometimes fatal condition called Reye's syndrome in children.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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