Vicodin (hydrocodone/acetaminophen) is a pain reliever that combines hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It includes both an opioid (hydrocodone) and a non-opioid pain medication (acetaminophen). Hydrocodone alters the way your body perceives and responds to pain by acting on the brain. Acetaminophen might also help to bring down a temperature.
Despite the fact that it benefits a large number of individuals, this medicine has the potential to develop an addiction. If you have a substance use issue (such as overuse or addiction to drugs/alcohol), your risk may be greater.