A white pill with the marking M362 on it is a medication that has the active ingredients acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate. This prescribed medication contains a combination of 660 milligrams of acetaminophen and 10 milligrams of hydrocodone, according to Drugs.com. This drug is prescribed for medical conditions, such as a painful back and rheumatism.
Hydrocodone is an opioid, while acetaminophen is classified as an analgesic. Because it contains an analgesic and a narcotic drug, there is the possibility of abuse with this medication. Besides the two active ingredients, some inactive ingredients found in this medication are povidone, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide and corn starch.
There are some possible side effects associated with this medication, such as feeling dizzy or nauseous, states WebMD. Less common side effects can include breathing problems, abdominal pain and a fast heart rate. Signs of a possible overdose are losing consciousness, excessive drowsiness, sweating and skin that feels cold. Someone experiencing any of these symptoms may require immediate medical attention. There also can be adverse interactions with other drugs, such as anxiety medications or sleeping pills. For this reason, patients should provide their doctors with a list of medications they are taking.
This generic medication is also available under different brand names, such as Lortab and Vicodin. It also may be available in varying strengths and forms.