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Note: This document contains side effect information about hydrocodone / ibuprofen. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Ibudone.
Common side effects of Ibudone include: drowsiness and dyspepsia. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.
Applies to hydrocodone / ibuprofen: oral tablet
Oral route (Tablet)
Addiction, Abuse, and MisuseHydrocodone bitartrate/ibuprofen exposes patients and other users to the risks of opioid addiction, abuse, and misuse, which can lead to overdose and death. Assess each patient's risk prior to prescribing hydrocodone bitartrate/ibuprofen, and monitor all patients regularly for the development of these behaviors and conditions.Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS)To ensure that the benefits of opioid analgesics outweigh the risks of addiction, abuse, and misuse, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has required a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for these products.Life-Threatening Respiratory DepressionSerious, life-threatening, or fatal respiratory depression may occur with use of hydrocodone bitartrate/ibuprofen. Monitor for respiratory depression, especially during initiation of hydrocodone bitartrate/ibuprofen or following a dose increase.Accidental IngestionAccidental ingestion of even one dose of hydrocodone bitartrate/ibuprofen, especially by children, can result in a fatal overdose of hydrocodone bitartrate.Neonatal Opioid Withdrawal SyndromeProlonged use of hydrocodone bitartrate/ibuprofen during pregnancy can result in neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome, which may be life-threatening if not recognized and treated, and requires management according to protocols developed by neonatology experts. If opioid use is required for a prolonged period in a pregnant woman, advise the patient of the risk of neonatal opioid withdrawal syndrome and ensure that appropriate treatment will be available.Cytochrome P450 3A4 InteractionThe concomitant use of hydrocodone bitartrate/ibuprofen with all cytochrome P450 3A4 inhibitors may result in an increase in hydrocodone plasma concentrations, which may cause potentially fatal respiratory depression. In addition, discontinuation of a concomitantly used cytochrome P450 3A4 inducer may result in an increase in hydrocodone plasma concentration. Monitor patients taking hydrocodone bitartrate/ibuprofen and any CYP3A4 inhibitor or upon discontinuation of a CYP3A4 inducer for signs and symptoms of respiratory depression and sedation.Risks From Concomitant Use With Benzodiazepines or Other CNS DepressantsConcomitant use of opioids with benzodiazepines or other central nervous system (CNS) depressants, including alcohol, may result in profound sedation, respiratory depression, coma, and death. Reserve concomitant prescribing of hydrocodone bitartrate/ibuprofen and benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants for use in patients for whom alternative treatment options are inadequate. Limit dosages and durations to the minimum required. Follow patients for signs and symptoms of respiratory depression and sedation.Cardiovascular Thrombotic EventsNonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) cause an increased risk of serious cardiovascular thrombotic events, including myocardial infarction and stroke, which can be fatal. This risk may occur early in treatment and increase with duration of use. Hydrocodone bitartrate/ibuprofen is contraindicated in the setting of coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery.Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Ulceration, and PerforationNSAIDs cause an increased risk of serious gastrointestinal (GI) adverse events including bleeding, ulceration, and perforation of the stomach or intestines, which can be fatal. These events can occur at any time during use and without warning symptoms. Elderly patients and patients with a prior history of peptic ulcer disease and/or GI bleeding are at greater risk for serious GI events.
Along with its needed effects, hydrocodone / ibuprofen may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking hydrocodone / ibuprofen:
Incidence not known
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of overdose occur while taking hydrocodone / ibuprofen:
Symptoms of overdose
Some side effects of hydrocodone / ibuprofen may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
Applies to hydrocodone / ibuprofen: oral tablet
The more commonly reported adverse reactions have included headache, dizziness, constipation, and dyspepsia.
Dyspnea, hiccups, pharyngitis, and rhinitis have been reported in less than 3% of patients; asthma, bronchitis, hoarseness, increased cough, pulmonary congestion, pneumonia, shallow breathing, and sinusitis in less than 1%.
Frequency not reported: Dyspnea, hiccups, pharyngitis, rhinitis, asthma, bronchitis, hoarseness, increased cough, pulmonary congestion, pneumonia, shallow breathing, sinusitis
Serious gastrointestinal events including upper GI ulcers, gross bleeding, or perforation attributed to NSAID use have occurred in approximately 1% of patients treated for 3 to 6 months, and in about 2% to 4% of patients treated for 1 year.
Very common (10% or more): Constipation (22%), dyspepsia (12%), nausea (21%)
Common (1% to 10%): Abdominal pain, diarrhea, dry mouth, flatulence, vomiting
Frequency not reported: Anorexia, gastritis, melena, mouth ulcers, thirst, chalky stool, clenching teeth, dysphagia, esophageal spasm, esophagitis, gastroenteritis, glossitis
Common (1% to 10%): Serious upper GI events
Arrhythmia, hypotension, and tachycardia have been reported in less than 1% of patients.
NSAID use in post-MI patients has been shown to increase the risk of reinfarction, CV-related death, and all-cause mortality beginning the first week of treatment. NSAID use in the first 10 to 14 days following CABG surgery demonstrated an increased incidence of MI and stroke; NSAIDs are contraindicated in the setting of CABG.
Common (1% to 10%): Palpitations, vasodilation, edema
Frequency not reported: Arrhythmia, hypotension, tachycardia
Common (1% to 10%): Peripheral edema
Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Hypertension
Frequency not reported: Cardiovascular thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, reinfarction
Common (1% to 10%): Pruritus, sweating
Frequency not reported: Rash, urticaria
Frequency not reported: Exfoliative dermatitis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis
Frequency not reported: Allergic reaction
Postmarketing reports: Anaphylaxis
Postmarketing reports: Anaphylaxis
Very common (10% or more): Headache (27%), dizziness (14%)
Frequency not reported: Hypertonia, paresthesia, somnolence, neuralgia, slurred speech, tremor, bad taste
Postmarketing reports: Serotonin syndrome
Rare (less than 0.1%): Aseptic meningitis
Hypertonia, paresthesia, and somnolence have been reported in less than 3% of patients; neuralgia, bad taste, slurred speech, and tremor in less than 1% of patients.
The incidence of aseptic meningitis associated with ibuprofen is higher in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus and other connective tissue diseases although it has been reported in patients without such underlying disease states.
Very common (10% or more): Transaminase elevations less than 3 times the upper limit of normal (3 x ULN) (15%)
Common (1% to 10%): Transaminase elevations greater than 3 x ULN
Rare (less than 0.1%): Severe hepatic injury including fulminant hepatitis, liver necrosis, and hepatic failure
Elevations in liver function tests 3 x ULN occurred in less than 1% of patients.
Frequency not reported: Mild renal insufficiency as well as nephrotic syndrome with and without renal failure, acute renal failure due to tubulointerstitial nephritis, papillary necrosis, and acute tubular necrosis
Frequency not reported: Decrease weight
Frequency not reported: Hyperkalemia
Common (1% to 10%): Anxiety, insomnia, nervousness
Frequency not reported: Confusion, abnormal thinking, agitation, abnormal dream, decreased libido, depression, euphoria, mood changes
Confusion and abnormal thinking have been reported in less than 3% of patients; agitation, abnormal dream, decreased libido, depression, euphoria, and mood changes in less than 1%.
Common (1% to 10%): Asthenia,
Frequency not reported: Fever, flu syndrome, tinnitus, vertigo
Fever, flu syndrome, and tinnitus have been reported in less than 3%; vertigo in less than 1%.
Urinary frequency has been reported in less than 3% of patients; cystitis, glycosuria, impotence, urinary incontinence, and urinary retention in less than 1%.
Frequency not reported: Urinary frequency, cystitis, glycosuria, impotence, urinary incontinence, urinary retention
Frequency not reported: Altered vision, dry eyes
Altered vision and dry eyes have been reported in less than 1% of patients.
Common (1% to 10%): Infection
Postmarketing reports: Adrenal insufficiency, androgen deficiency
Pain has been reported in less than 3% of patients; myalgia and arthralgia in less than 1%.
Common (1% to 10%): Pain
Frequency not reported: Myalgia, arthralgia