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What should I know about hydrocodone and chlorpheniramine?

Hydrocodone-chlorpheniramine can be habit-forming and should be taken with care. The doctor who prescribes it for you should know If you have a personal or family history of addiction, substance abuse, depression or suicidal thoughts, or if you drink alcohol. Your doctor should also know if you have a medical history of glaucoma or are at risk for glaucoma. Also, alert the doctor if you have had a brain tumor, a head injury, increased pressure in the head, seizure or epilepsy or Reye's syndrome.

Be sure the doctor knows if you have or have had asthma, lung disease breathing difficulties, stomach or intestinal problems, constipation, trouble urinating, an enlarged prostate, heart failure or other cardiac problems, low blood pressure, liver problems, Parkinson disease, porphyria, blockage in the stomach or intestines. Other disorders that are contraindications for taking this medication include Addison's disease, sleep apnea, recent abdominal surgery or thyroid problems. Children and the elderly should use hydrocodone-chlorpheniramine with caution and close supervision.

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