Drugs:Fact and Fiction/Hydrocodone

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Hydrocodone Molecule

Hydrocodone is a popular pain-relief medication. Common prescription names are Vicodin, Lortab, and Vicoprofen. Prescribed for pain relief, hydrocodone is much like codeine, an opiate agonist, analgesic and antitussive used in the treatment of mild to moderate pain.

Prescription doses of hydrocodone include:



  • 5/500 mg
  • 7.5/750 mg
  • 10/660 mg

Generic and/or Lortab


  • 2.5 mg/500 mg
  • 5 mg/500 mg
  • 7.5 mg/325 mg
  • 7.5 mg/500 mg
  • 7.5 mg/650 mg
  • 7.5 mg/750 mg
  • 10 mg/325 mg
  • 10 mg/500 mg
  • 10 mg/650 mg
  • 10 mg/660 mg
  • 10 mg/750 mg

Liquid "Elixir" Hydrocodone

For people who may have trouble swallowing due to throat/tonsil surgery, or who may have heavy congestion of musus either Lortab Elixir, Atuss HX, Cotuss-V, Entuss, or Vortex are prescribed for pain relief and/or moderate to severe congestion from flu or similar illnesses. Liquid hydrocodone syrups commonly contain guaifenesin and hydrocodone.