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Is there a generic version of Vicodin?

Generic versions of the prescription pain medication Vicodin are available. These drugs contain the same active ingredients as Vicodin, in the same amounts -- 5 milligrams (mg) of hydrocodone and 500 mg of acetaminophen. There are also three other branded drugs that are equivalent to Vicodin: Lortab, Anexsia and Co-Gesic.

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