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What are hydrocodone and acetaminophen tablets?

The hydrocodone-acetaminophen tablet is a combination of two pain relievers: hydrocodone, a narcotic, and acetaminophen, a non-narcotic. It is prescribed as a short-term treatment for mild to severe pain and coughing. Because of the way hydrocodone works on the brain, it can both relieve pain and suppress coughing. It is prescribed under the brand names Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet and Norco. It may be prescribed as a tablet or oral solution. When prescribed as a tablet, you generally will not exceed five to 12 tablets a day in dosage. Never take more than four grams of the acetaminophen component in a day.

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