aspirin and hydrocodone (cont.)
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What happens if I miss a dose (Damason-P)?
Since aspirin and hydrocodone is taken as needed, you may not be on a dosing schedule. If you are taking the medication regularly, take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Damason-P)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.An overdose of aspirin and hydrocodone can be fatal.
Overdose can cause dizziness, confusion, extreme drowsiness, sweating, ringing in your ears, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, cold and clammy skin, blue lips or fingernails, slow or rapid heart rate, pinpoint pupils, fainting, seizure (convulsions), weak or shallow breathing, or breathing that stops.
What should I avoid while taking aspirin and hydrocodone (Damason-P)?
This medication can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
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. Read the label of any other medicine you are using to see if it contains 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. NSAIDs include diclofenac (Voltaren), etodolac (Lodine), ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), indomethacin (Indocin), meloxicam (Mobic), nabumetone (Relafen), naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn), piroxicam (Feldene), and others.
Avoid drinking alcohol while you are taking this medication. Alcohol may increase your risk of drowsiness or stomach bleeding while taking aspirin and hydrocodone.
What other drugs will affect aspirin and hydrocodone (Damason-P)?
Tell your doctor if you are taking an antidepressant such as citalopram (Celexa), duloxetine (Cymbalta), escitalopram (Lexapro), fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem, Symbyax), fluvoxamine (Luvox), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), or venlafaxine (Effexor). Taking any of these drugs with aspirin may cause you to bruise or bleed easily.
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by aspirin and hydrocodone. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other narcotic pain medicine.
Tell your doctor about all other medications you use, especially:
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with aspirin and hydrocodone. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about aspirin and hydrocodone.
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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