What should I avoid while taking Zydone?

While you are taking Zydone (hydrocodone and acetaminophen), a drug prescribed to treat moderate to moderately severe pain, you should avoid:
  • taking more of the drug than prescribed or taking it more frequently or for a longer period than prescribed. Zydone may cause serious side effects, including liver or kidney damage, heart attack or even death if taken in excessive amounts. If taken for a long period of time, it can become habit-forming.
  • driving a car or operating any machinery until you know how Zydone affects you. Zydone can cause drowsiness, dizziness and other side effects. 
  • becoming pregnant. It's possible that Zydone could harm a developing fetus if taken during pregnancy. 
  • breastfeeding. Doctors are not sure if Zydone can pass into breast milk and harm a nursing infant. 
  • drinking alcohol. Combining alcohol with Zydone may intensify the drug's side effects and make serious problems more likely, including liver damage. 
  • taking any other medicine that contains acetaminophen. Read labels carefully: Many combination drugs contain acetaminophen, including medicines for menstrual symptoms, migraine headache, upset stomach, cold and cough.
  • taking any other medication without checking with your doctor and/or pharmacist first. Zydone may interact with other drugs, possibly raising your risk for side effects. 
  • missing medical appointments. Your doctor may want to monitor you closely when you take Xodol. 
  • sharing your medicine. Zydone is a narcotic that can cause serious side effects, especially if taken in excessive amounts. It can also be habit-forming. Do not share Zydone with anyone else.

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