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How soon after starting Vicodin will my symptoms improve?

You should start feeling the effects of the pain medication Vicodin (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) within an hour. The relief should last for four to six hours. If you don't think Vicodin is adequately controlling your pain, contact your doctor -- don't increase your dose without first checking with him or her.

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