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What should I know about hydrocodone and ibuprofen before taking it?

You should know that hydrocodone-ibuprofen can cause a variety of side effects and even physical dependence. Tell your doctor if you have a personal or family history of alcoholism, addiction, substance abuse, suicide attempts or mental problems. Your doctor should also know if you have a medical history of problems with your kidneys, lungs, bowel, stomach or liver. Also, tell your doctor if you have a history of:
  • diabetes
  • asthma
  • lupus
  • fluid buildup or retention
  • nasal polyps or other growths in the nose
  • inflammation in the mouth
  • blood disorders, including bleeding or clotting problems
  • heart problems, including high blood pressure, previous heart attack, atherosclerosis, heart failure or blood vessel problems
  • Addison's disease
  • thyroid problems
  • an enlarged prostate
  • trouble urinating
  • seizures
  • growths in the brain
  • general poor health
  • dehydration
  • low sodium levels in the blood
Tell your doctor if you have had a recent head injury or if you have had recent surgery. The chances of stomach bleeding are higher for elderly people taking hydrocodone-ibuprofen.

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