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How does Zydone work to reduce pain?

Zydone contains two painkillers, hydrocodone (an opiate) and acetaminophen (a fever reducer and less potent pain reliever). Experts are not certain how either ingredient works. Hydrocodone is thought to affect cells known as opiate receptors in the central nervous system to change the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain. Doctors believe that acetaminophen blocks chemicals that cause pain.

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