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What is hydrocodone and what is it used for?

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Answered 2008-11-26 16:48:57

Hydrocodone is another name for Vicodin. It's used to alleviate severe to moderate pain. Most common things it's used for is back pain, fibromyalgia, and certain types of terminal cancers.

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