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What is Vicodin?

Vicodin is a medication that treats moderate to moderately severe pain. It contains two pain relievers: acetaminophen and the narcotic hydrocodone.
Vicodin is a combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Dihydrocodeine is a similar, but different, molecule to hydrocodone.

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