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(hydrocodone / ibuprofen)

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These medications are comparable to Ibudone (hydrocodone / ibuprofen) or used for similar purposes.

Ibudone
(hydrocodone / ibuprofen)

Advil
(ibuprofen)

Norco
(hydrocodone / acetaminophen)

Treats moderate to severe pain. Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen) works well for moderate to severe pain, but it shouldn't be used long-term.Relieves pain, fever, and swelling. Advil (ibuprofen) works well for treating fever, inflammation, and a variety of mild to moderate pain conditions, but it doesn't last as long as other NSAIDs.Treats moderate to severe pain. Norco (Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen) is a good option to treat pain as needed when over-the-counter medicines can't control the symptoms, but must make sure you don't take too much acetaminophen (Tylenol) to avoid liver problems or death.
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Reviews for Advil (ibuprofen)
88%
+38% better vs. Ibudone (hydrocodone / ibuprofen)
52%
+2% better vs. Ibudone (hydrocodone / ibuprofen)
4%
+46% better vs. Ibudone (hydrocodone / ibuprofen)
892 reviews
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Reviews for Norco (hydrocodone / acetaminophen)
67%
+17% better vs. Ibudone (hydrocodone / ibuprofen)
44%
-6% worse vs. Ibudone (hydrocodone / ibuprofen)
13%
+37% better vs. Ibudone (hydrocodone / ibuprofen)
1194 reviews
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Side effects
VicoprofenibuprofenNorco
  • Headache 27%
  • Drowsiness 22%
  • Constipation 22%
  • Nausea 21%
  • Dizziness 14%
  • Indigestion 12%
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The ibuprofen FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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The Norco FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.

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How it works
VicoprofenibuprofenNorco
Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen) is a combination medicine with two pain relievers. One is an opioid that blocks pain receptors in the brain; the other is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that prevents inflammation.Advil (ibuprofen) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). It stops the inflammation process in your body, which relieves pain, swelling, and fever.Norco (Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen) is a combination pain medicine. Hydrocodone is an opioid (similar to morphine) that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Acetaminophen is a non-opioid pain reliever and fever reducer.
Type of medication
VicoprofenibuprofenNorco
Prescription only
Over-the-counter
Prescription only
Available as
VicoprofenibuprofenNorco
  • Pill
  • Pill
  • Chewable tablet
  • Suspension
  • Pill
  • Oral solution
Used for
VicoprofenibuprofenNorco
Risk factors for serious side effects
VicoprofenibuprofenNorco
  • History of cardiovascular disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Smoking
  • History of stomach bleeding or ulcers
  • Age 65 years or older
Detailed Ibudone (hydrocodone / ibuprofen) risks & warnings »
  • History of heart problems
  • Taking Advil (ibuprofen) for a long period of time
  • History of stomach bleeding
  • Age 60 or older
  • Taking aspirin, other NSAIDs, or blood thinners
Detailed Advil (ibuprofen) risks & warnings »
  • Current liver disease
  • Taking with alcohol
  • Taking other medicines with acetaminophen
  • Age 65 or greater
  • Higher dose
Detailed Norco (hydrocodone / acetaminophen) risks & warnings »
Pregnancy

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

Alcohol
VicoprofenibuprofenNorco
  • Don't drink alcohol with Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen).
No alcohol related info.
  • Avoid alcohol.
Food
VicoprofenibuprofenNorco
  • Take with food or milk to help prevent upset stomach.
  • It needs to be taken with food or millk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
  • Take it with food or milk to prevent stomach upset.
  • Take it with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
Kidneys and liver
VicoprofenibuprofenNorco
  • Not a good choice if you have high blood pressure or kidney, liver, or stomach problems.
  • Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen) is processed by the kidney and liver. If you have kidney or liver problems, talk to your doctor because you may need a different dose. (No dose adjustments are specified on the manufacturer's label.)
  • Advil (ibuprofen) can damage your kidneys. Taking the lowest dose for the shortest amount of time lowers your risk. Talk to your doctor if this worries you, or if you already have kidney damage before you start taking Advil (ibuprofen).
  • Don't take more than instructed to prevent liver damage.
  • The acetaminophen component in Norco (Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen) can hurt your liver. Using more than 4000 mg of the acetaminophen (or 12 tablets of Norco (Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen) can cause serious harm to your liver. You may develop life-threatening liver problems that need a liver transplant. Don't take more than your doctor prescribes, and avoid other medicines that have acetaminophen when using Norco (Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen).
Pain
VicoprofenibuprofenNorco
  • Not used for long-term pain or for conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Good for relieving pain due to common conditions like menstrual cramps, toothaches, backaches, and sports-related injuries.
  • Do not take for more than 10 days for pain relief or more than 3 days for fever. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms do not go away.
  • Combination pain medicine with an opiod component (hydrocodone) and non-opioid component (acetaminophen or Tylenol) that takes advantage of different modes of pain relieve in a single pill.
  • This is a combination pain medication. It contains both an opioid medicine and acetaminophen (Tylenol).
  • Works best if you take it as soon as you start feeling pain. Starts working in 30 minutes and pain relief lasts 4 to 6 hours.
  • Talk to your doctor if it doesn't work well enough to relieve your pain, or if the side effects are really bad.
Sleep
VicoprofenibuprofenNorco
  • Can cause headache, constipation, nausea, drowsiness, and dizziness.
No sleep related info.
  • Can help you fall asleep easier.
  • Dizziness and drowsiness is common.
Upsides and benefits
VicoprofenibuprofenNorco
  • Effective option to relieve short-term moderate to severe pain.
  • Provides better pain control since Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen) is a combination medicine that works in two different ways.
  • Can cause less sleepiness than other similar medicines.
  • Available as a generic and comes in different strengths.
  • Advil (ibuprofen) is effective for treating fever, pain, and inflammation.
  • Good for relieving pain due to common conditions like menstrual cramps, toothaches, backaches, and sports-related injuries.
  • Advil (ibuprofen) is generally safe to use, cheap, and available over-the-counter.
  • Advil (ibuprofen) causes less stomach problems than its alternatives.
  • It comes in different flavored liquid forms that makes it easy for children to take.
  • Combination pain medicine with an opiod component (hydrocodone) and non-opioid component (acetaminophen or Tylenol) that takes advantage of different modes of pain relieve in a single pill.
  • Provides quick relief for moderate to severe pain to improve quality of life.
  • Good for as-needed, short-term use, but may be helpful to manage more long-term pain problems if used at the appropriate doses and intervals.
  • Generally well tolerated by people, especially if taken with food to lower risk of stomach upset.
  • Lower rates of misuse compared to pure opioid medicines.
  • Can help you fall asleep easier.
Downsides and risks
VicoprofenibuprofenNorco
  • Not used for long-term pain or for conditions like osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Can cause serious heart and stomach problems. The risk goes up the longer you take it, but problems can happen at any time. Don't take Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen) any longer than your doctor recommends.
  • Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen) raises your risk of bleeding, especially when taken with other blood-thinning medicines.
  • You can experience withdrawal symptoms if you suddenly stop taking Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen).
  • Not a good choice if you have high blood pressure or kidney, liver, or stomach problems.
  • Advil (ibuprofen) doesn't last as long as other NSAIDs, so you need to take it a few times a day to get relief of your symptoms.
  • It needs to be taken with food or millk to avoid getting an upset stomach.
  • Advil (ibuprofen) is not as safe as other alternatives for pregnant women and people who are age 60 or older.
  • It can cause serious complications like stomach bleeding and kidney problems if taken for a long period of time.
  • Like all NSAIDs, Advil (ibuprofen) can raise your risk of getting blood clots, a heart attack, or stroke.
  • Dizziness and drowsiness is common.
  • Everyone will get constipation - always stay hydrated and take stool softener or stimulant on days you're taking Norco if you need.
  • All opioid containing medicines have the risk of physical dependence and possibility of withdrawal when used long-term.
  • The non-opioid part of Norco, acetaminophen (Tylenol), has a high risk of liver failure and death if you take more than the maximum daily dose. Be very careful.
  • Relies on the users to be aware of how much acetaminophen (Tylenol) they are using since it is a very common ingredient in many prescription and non-prescription pain medicines.
  • Avoid alcohol.
Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
VicoprofenibuprofenNorco
  • Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen) is a medicine that's used for short-term moderate to severe pain, usually no more than 10 days. Talk to your doctor if your pain lasts longer than 10 days.
  • Takes about 10 to 20 minutes to start working and can last about 4 to 8 hours.
  • Can cause headache, constipation, nausea, drowsiness, and dizziness.
  • Don't drink alcohol with Ibudone (Hydrocodone / Ibuprofen).
  • Can cause stomach ulcers or bleeding. Don't take it with other blood-thinning medicines without talking to your doctor first.
  • Take with food or milk to help prevent upset stomach.
  • Starts working in about 30 to 60 minutes.
  • Take it with food or milk to prevent stomach upset.
  • Do not take for more than 10 days for pain relief or more than 3 days for fever. Talk to your doctor if your symptoms do not go away.
  • If you normally take a daily aspirin, make sure to take Advil (ibuprofen) at least 30 minutes after taking aspirin or more than 8 hours before taking aspirin. This will help make sure the aspirin still works in your body.
  • Advil (ibuprofen) increases the risk of stomach bleeding so tell your doctor right away if you experience any bleeding.
  • If you are allergic to aspirin, there is a chance you may be allergic to Advil (ibuprofen) as well.
  • This is a combination pain medication. It contains both an opioid medicine and acetaminophen (Tylenol).
  • Works best if you take it as soon as you start feeling pain. Starts working in 30 minutes and pain relief lasts 4 to 6 hours.
  • Can make you dizzy or drowsy. Avoid activities need you to be fully alert until you know how it affects you.
  • Take it with food to lower the chance of an upset stomach.
  • Constipation is common and may not go away while you're taking this medicine. Drinking lots of water and using laxatives can help.
  • Don't take more than instructed to prevent liver damage.
  • Use it for the shortest time and at the lowest dose possible, to lower your chance of becoming addicted.
  • Talk to your doctor if it doesn't work well enough to relieve your pain, or if the side effects are really bad.
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