Precautions While on this Medicine
Do not use this medication if you are allergic to:
- acetaminophen or hydrocodone
- fentanyl (Actiq®, Duragesic®)
- hydromorphone (Dilaudid®, Palladone®)
- methadone (Methadose®, Dolophine®)
- morphine (Kadian®, MS Contin®, Oramorph®, and others)
- oxycodone (Oxycontin®)
- oxymorphone (Opana®)
before using Anolor, tell your doctor if you are allergic to
any drugs, or if you have:
- asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, or other breathing disorders
- liver disease
- kidney disease
- underactive thyroid
- history of head injury or brain tumor
- epilepsy or other seizure disorder
- low blood pressure
- gallbladder disease
- Addison's disease or other adrenal gland disorders
- enlarged prostate, urination problems
- mental illness
- a history of drug or alcohol addiction
If you have any of these conditions, you may not be able to use acetaminophen and
hydrocodone, or you may need a dosage adjustment or special tests during treatment.
Do not use any other over-the-counter cough, cold, allergy, or pain medication
without first asking your doctor or pharmacist. Acetaminophen is contained in many
cold and pain medicines available over the counter. If you take certain products together
you may accidentally take too much acetaminophen. Read the label of any other medicine
you are using to see if it contains acetaminophen.
Do not drink alcohol while you are taking Anolor. Dangerous side
effects or death can occur when alcohol is combined with hydrocodone. Check the
label of any other medicines you take to be sure they do not contain alcohol.
Avoid using other medicines that make you sleepy such as:
- cold medicine
- pain medication
- muscle relaxers
- medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety
They can add to sleepiness caused by hydrocodone, which could result in extreme
drowsiness or coma.
Hydrocodone may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed
for. Acetaminophen and hydrocodone should never be given to another person, especially
someone who has a history of drug abuse or addiction. Keep the medication in a secure place
where others cannot get to it.
Keep track of how many tablets have been used from each new bottle of this medicine.
Hydrocodone is a drug of abuse and you should be aware if any person in the household is
using this medicine improperly or without a prescription.
This medication may be harmful to an unborn baby, and could cause addiction
or withdrawal symptoms in a newborn. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan
to become pregnant during treatment.
Acetaminophen and hydrocodone can pass into
breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without
telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Do not give this medicine to anyone younger than 18 years old. Older adults may be
more sensitive to the effects of this medicine.