A single tablet of Vicodin 3592 contains a combination of hydrocodone with acetaminophen in 5 mg and 500 mg strengths, according to Pharmer.org. Both hydrocodone and acetaminophen are painkillers.
Hydrocodone is a strong narcotic analgesic with a severe potential for addiction, according to Drugs.com. Narcotics are painkillers from the opiod family of drugs. Owing to its potential for abuse and significant associated risks, a smaller strength of hydrocodone (5 mg) is combined with a higher dose (500 mg) of acetaminophen, a relatively less potent analgesic. The latter enhances the effects of hydrocodone. Vicodin 3592 is used to alleviate moderate to severe pain. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol, and people with known allergies to Tylenol need to avoid using Vicodin 3592. Recent use of alcohol, sedatives, or any other opioid also contraindicates Vicodin use, owing to the risk of developing possible drug interactions. Vicodin must always be taken with a prescription and as advised by a licensed physician or professional.