Generic Name(s): hydrocodone bitartrate/acetaminophen
Drug Class: Narcotic analgesic combinations
Procet is a combination of a narcotic or an opioid pain drug, hydrocodone and a non-narcotic pain reliever or a less potent pain reliever, acetaminophen. Acetaminophen and hydrocodone combination medicine treats moderate to severe pain. Procet belongs to a category of medicines the narcotic analgesic combinations and it is generically available as hydrocodone bitartrate/acetaminophen. It acts in the nervous system and the brain to reduce pain.
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Procet has a non-narcotic pain reliever, acetaminophen and a narcotic pain reliever, hydrocodone. Acetaminophen and hydrocodone combination medicine treats moderate to severe pain. Procet combination drug relieves:
Pain paralyzes how the body functions. It brings about cases of a headache, fever, confusion, fast or slowed heartbeat or pulse rate and disrupts other body processes. Hydrocodone acts in the brain to alter how the body feels and its response to pain. Acetaminophen provides additional pain relieve and might also decrease fever.
The following details indicate the average Procet dosage that healthcare providers give to their patients. Follow your doctor's directions and prescription instructions on the label. If you find your dosage different, do not start, stop or even change taking it unless instructed by your health care provider.
The usual dosage is as below:
- Procet is available as tablets and in liquid form
- Acetaminophen-hydrocodone occurs in various dosages(300 mg-5 mg, 300 mg-7.5 mg, 300 mg-10 mg).
- The recommended dosage is 1-2 tablets orally after every 4-6 hours
- Maximum daily dose is 6-8 tablets
- The necessary dose is 15 ml (acetaminophen-hydrocodone 325 mg-7.5 mg) taken orally after every 4-6 hours
- The Maximum daily dose is six tablespoonfuls
Procet Side Effects
Procetmay have its unwanted effects. Any unlikely situation you might experience, immediately seek medical attention.
Common Side Effects with Procet include:
- Abdominal or stomach pain
- black, tarry stools, chills, dark urine
- dizziness, fever, headache, itching
- light-colored stools, loss of appetite
- nausea, rash, unpleasant breath odor
- unusual tiredness or weakness
- vomiting of blood, yellow eyes or skin
Rare side effects are:
- Cough or hoarseness
- fever with or without chills
- general tiredness or weakness
- lower back or side pain
- painful, difficult urination, sore throat, sores, ulcers
- unusual bleeding or bruising
Incidence not known
- Back or stomach pains
- bleeding gums, bloating
- blood in the urine or stools
- blue fingernails and lips, blurred vision
- chest pain, discomfort, cloudy urine
- clumsiness, confusion, constipation
There are likely drug interactions with Procet. Don’t start, stop or even change taking the medication and the prescribed dosage without consulting your doctor or pharmacist. Some of the medicines that can cause severe interaction with Procet include:
- acetaminophen / propoxyphene, acetaminophen / tramadol
- Agenerase (amprenavir), Akynzeo (netupitant / palonosetron)
- Alcohol (contained in alcoholic beverages) (ethanol)
- Alcohol 5% in Dextrose 5% (ethanol)
- Alcohol And Dextrose Injections USP Hypertonic (ethanol)
- alvimopan, amiodarone, amprenavir
- amyl nitrite / sodium nitrite / sodium thiosulfate
- Aplenzin (bupropion), aprepitant, Arava (leflunomide)
- aspirin / caffeine / propoxyphene, atazanavir