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Hydrocodone is a powerful opioid analgesic (pain-relieving) medication that is commonly prescribed for the management of moderate to severe pain. Here are some details about hydrocodone:

1. Classification:

Hydrocodone is classified as an opioid analgesic, belonging to the opioid class of medications.
2. Mechanism of Action:

It works by binding to specific receptors in the brain and spinal cord known as opioid receptors. This action alters the perception of pain and produces a sense of euphoria.