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What is a Watson 853?

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Watson 853 is the inscription on a yellow, oval pill, containing 325 milligrams of acetaminophen and 10 milligrams of hydrocodone bitartrate, according to Drugs.com. Both ingredients are pain relievers, but hydrocodone is also classified as a narcotic with a high potential for abuse. The pill is only available by prescription.

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The combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen is prescribed to treat mild to severe pain, states Drugs.com. Patients taking this medication should avoid driving, as the ingredients may impair thinking and reaction times. Possible side effects include symptoms of an allergic reaction, slow heartbeat, shallow breath, fainting or light-headedness and more.

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