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Hydrocodone is a medication classified as an opioid analgesic, and it is often prescribed for the management of moderate to severe pain. It is available under various brand names, both alone and in combination with other medications. Here are some key points about hydrocodone

Hydrocodone is primarily used to relieve pain, particularly when other less potent pain relievers like acetaminophen or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are not effective in controlling pain. It is used for various types of pain, including post-surgical pain, injury-related pain, and chronic pain conditions.