HYDROCODONE BITARTRATE AND ACETAMINOPHEN- hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen solution 
Precision Dose Inc.

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This Medication Guide has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Medication Guide
Hydrocodone Bitartrate (hye'' droe koe' done bye tar' trate) and
Acetaminophen (a seet'' a min' oh fen) Oral Solution CII
(7.5 mg/325 mg per 15 mL)
Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution is:
  • A strong prescription pain medicine that contains an opioid (narcotic) that is used to manage pain severe enough to require an opioid pain medicine and for which alternative treatments are inadequate and when other pain treatments such as non-opioid pain medicines do not treat your pain well enough or you cannot tolerate them.
  • An opioid pain medicine that can put you at risk for overdose and death. Even if you take your dose correctly as prescribed you are at risk for opioid addiction, abuse, and misuse that can lead to death.
Important information about Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution:
  • Get emergency help right away if you take too much Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution (overdose). When you first start taking Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution, when your dose is changed, or if you take too much (overdose), serious or life-threatening breathing problems that can lead to death may occur.
  • Taking Hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen oral solution with other opioid medicines, benzodiazepines, alcohol, or other central nervous system depressants (including street drugs) can cause severe drowsiness, decreased awareness, breathing problems, coma, and death.
  • Never give anyone else your Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution. They could die from taking it. Store Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution away from children and in a safe place to prevent stealing or abuse. Selling or giving away Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution is against the law.
Do not take Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution if you have:
  • severe asthma, trouble breathing, or other lung problems.
  • a bowel blockage or have narrowing of the stomach or intestines.
  • known hypersensitivity to hydrocodone or acetaminophen, or any ingredient in hydrocodone and acetaminophen oral solution.
Before taking Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution, tell your healthcare provider if you have a history of:
  • head injury, seizures
  • problems urinating
  • liver, kidney, thyroid problems
  • pancreas or gallbladder problems
  • abuse of street or prescription drugs, alcohol addiction, or mental health problems.

Tell your healthcare provider if you are:

  • pregnant or planning to become pregnant. Prolonged use of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution during pregnancy can cause withdrawal symptoms in your newborn baby that could be life-threatening if not recognized and treated.
  • breastfeeding. Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution passes into breast milk and may harm your baby.
  • taking prescription or over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, or herbal supplements. Taking Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution with certain other medicines can cause serious side effects that could lead to death.
When taking Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution:
  • Do not change your dose. Take Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution exactly as prescribed by your healthcare provider. Use the lowest dose possible for the shortest time needed.
  • Always use a calibrated measuring device for Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution to correctly measure your dose. A household teaspoon or tablespoon is not an adequate measuring device. Given the inexactitude of the household spoon measure and the possibility of using a tablespoon instead of a teaspoon, which could lead to overdosage, it is strongly recommended that caregivers obtain and use a calibrated measuring device.
 
BODY WEIGHT APPROXIMATE AGE DOSE every 4 to 6 hours MAXIMUM TOTAL DAILY DOSE
(6 doses per day)
12 to 15 kg
27 to 34 lbs
2 to 3 years ¾ teaspoonful = 3.75 mL 4½ teaspoonsfuls = 22.5 mL
16 to 22 kg
35 to 50 lbs
4 to 6 years 1 teaspoonful = 5 mL 6 teaspoonfuls = 30 mL
23 to 31 kg
51 to 69 lbs
7 to 9 years 1½ teaspoonfuls = 7.5 mL 9 teaspoonfuls = 45 mL
32 to 45 kg
70 to 100 lbs
10 to 13 years 2 teaspoonfuls = 10 mL 12 teaspoonfuls = 60 mL
46 kg and up
101 lbs and up
14 years to adult 1 Tablespoonful = 15 mL 6 Tablespoonfuls = 90 mL
  • Take your prescribed dose. The usual adult dosage is one tablespoonful (15 mL) every four to six hours as needed for pain. The total daily dosage should not exceed 6 tablespoonfuls. Do not take more than your prescribed dose. If you miss a dose, take your next dose at your usual time.
  • Call your healthcare provider if the dose you are taking does not control your pain.
  • If you have been taking Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution regularly, do not stop taking Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution without talking to your healthcare provider.
  • After you stop taking Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution, the unused solution should be disposed of by flushing down the toilet.
While taking Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution DO NOT:
  • Drive or operate heavy machinery, until you know how Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution affects you. Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution can make you sleepy, dizzy, or lightheaded.
  • Drink alcohol or use prescription or over-the-counter medicines that contain alcohol. Using products containing alcohol during treatment with Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution may cause you to overdose and die.
The possible side effects of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution:
  • constipation, nausea, sleepiness, vomiting, tiredness, headache, dizziness, abdominal pain. Call your healthcare provider if you have any of these symptoms and they are severe.

Get emergency medical help if you have:

  • trouble breathing, shortness of breath, fast heartbeat, chest pain, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, extreme drowsiness, light-headedness when changing positions, feeling faint, agitation, high body temperature, trouble walking, stiff muscles, or mental changes such as confusion.

These are not all the possible side effects of Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral Solution. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. For more information go to dailymed.nlm.nih.gov.
Distributed by: Par Pharmaceutical, Chestnut Ridge, NY 10977
1-800-828-9393
Packaged by: Precision Dose, INC. South Beloit, IL 61080

LI905 Rev. 08/17

Revised: 12/2017
Precision Dose Inc.