Zohydro ER

HYDROCODONE is a pain reliever. It is used to treat constant pain that lasts for more than a few days. Compare opioids.

Insurance Coverage: Many major insurance plans no longer cover Zohydro ER as of 2015. Learn More


What is Hydrocodone?



What should I tell my doctor?TOP

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • gallbladder disease
  • head injury
  • history of a drug or alcohol abuse problem
  • if you often drink alcohol
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • lung or breathing disease, like asthma
  • mental illness
  • pancreatic disease
  • seizures
  • stomach or intestine problems
  • thyroid disease
  • trouble passing urine
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to hydrocodone, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding

How should I use this drug?TOP

Take this medicine by mouth with a full glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not chew, crush or dissolve this medicine. Swallow only one capsule at a time. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?TOP

If you miss a dose, take your next dose at your usual time the next day. Do not take double or extra doses.

Where should I store this drug?TOP

Keep out of the reach of children. This medicine can be abused. Keep your medicine in a safe place to protect it from theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone. Selling or giving away this medicine is dangerous and against the law.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from light. Keep container tightly closed.

Discard unused medicine and used packaging carefully. Pets and children can be harmed if they find used or lost packages. Flush any unused medicines down the toilet. Do not use the medicine after the expiration date.

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