When should I call my doctor if I am taking Zydone?

If you are taking Zydone (hydrocodone and acetaminophen), a drug prescribed to treat moderate to moderately severe pain, you should call your doctor immediately if you have trouble breathing. You should also call your doctor for the following reasons:
  • Zydone isn't working as well as it did at first and you are wondering if you should take more. You may be developing a tolerance to Zydone, causing the pain-relieving benefit of the drug to be less intense or not as long-lasting. Do not take a higher dose or take the drug more frequently, because that can lead to a dangerous or even deadly overdose. Instead, call your doctor -- he or she may want to reduce your dose of Zydone slowly in order to switch you to another kind of medication.
  • You think you may have taken too much Zydone. Serious side effects and even death may result from Zydone overdoses. Do not wait to develop symptoms -- call your doctor or 911 right away. 
  • You are considering taking another drug in addition to Zydone. Many other medications can interact with Zydone, potentially intensifying the effects of the drugs and raising your risk for side effects. You shouldn't take any new medication without checking with your doctor or pharmacist first. 
  • Another doctor has diagnosed you with a medical problem. Before taking Zydone, give your doctor a detailed medical history, including any health problems you have currently or have had in the past. Be especially careful to mention problems with your liver, kidneys, thyroid, heart or lungs. Keep your doctor updated on all changes in your medical status. 
  • You have just found out you are pregnant. Zydone may harm a developing fetus or cause problems at birth if taken during pregnancy. 
  • You need to schedule surgery, including dental surgery.
You should also call your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects of Zydone, especially if your symptoms are severe or persistent:
  • light-headedness
  • dizziness
  • nausea and/or vomiting
  • constipation
  • sleepiness and/or lethargy
  • mental health symptoms such as cloudy thinking, anxiety, fear, feeling uneasy or unwell
  • trouble urinating or urinating completely
  • skin rash or itching
  • feeling like you need to take higher doses of Zydone or taking it more frequently than prescribed (potential signs of developing tolerance or addiction)

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