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 Bancap, 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 Bancap. 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
Hydrocodone may be habit-forming and should be used only by the person it was prescribed
for. Bancap 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. Bancap 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.