Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Hysingla ER
  2. Zohydro ER
  3. Hycodan

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Robidone


Hydrocodone is used to treat severe pain. It belongs to the group of medicines called narcotic analgesics (pain medicines). It acts on the central nervous system (CNS) to relieve pain.

When hydrocodone is used for a long time, it may become habit-forming, causing mental or physical dependence. Physical dependence may lead to withdrawal side effects if treatment is stopped suddenly.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Capsule, Extended Release
  • Tablet, Extended Release
  • Liquid
  • Syrup
  • Tablet