Hydrocodone is a drug used to relieve severe pain. It is only used to treat people who are expected to need medication to relieve severe pain around the clock for a long time and who cannot be treated with other medications or treatments.
This drug is in a class of drugs called opiate (narcotic) analgesics. It works by changing how the brain and nervous system respond to pain.
It is made from extended-release capsules (long-acting) or extended-release tablets.