WATSON 3203 strength is 7.5mg/325mg, which means that the pill contains 325mgs of Acetaminophen and 7.5mgs of Hydrocodone. Watson 3203 is a pill that is usually used to treat moderate to severe pain. This is a narcotic pain reliever that is used in the treatment of cough, rheumatoid arthritis as well as back pain.
Acetaminophen/hydrocodone has a high potential for abuse, which may lead to severe physical or psychological dependence. This pill should only be given during pregnancy when benefit outweighs the risk. The average Watson 3203 street value is $5.
Read on to find out which are the most common side effects of Watson 3203!
Side Effects of Watson 3203
In addition to its needed effects, this pill may cause some unwanted effects including nausea, constipation, drowsiness and dry mouth. Check with your doctor immediately, if any of these side effects occur when taking 3203 Watson.
The side effects of hydrocodone are typically similar to the side effects that occur with other narcotic analgesics and they include low blood pressure, nausea, dizziness, and drowsiness. On the other hand, acetaminophen is well tolerated when administered in therapeutic doses.
Other adverse effects include withdrawal symptoms after abrupt cessation and they include restlessness, insomnia, anxiety, agitation, tremor, blurred vision, sweating, vomiting and abdominal pain.
According to one study, the respiratory depression caused by hydrocodone may be beneficial in the treatment of dyspnea related to the restrictive lung disease as well as a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. However, there is a potential for precipitation of respiratory insufficiency which makes the use of hydrocodone dangerous, so it should be undertaken with extreme caution. Nervous system side effects of Watson 3203 generally include dizziness, respiratory depression, mental depression, delirium, lightheadedness, and agitation.
Gastrointestinal side effects are rare except in alcoholics, and they generally include vomiting, nausea, dry mouth and constipation.
Hematologic side effects are also very rare and they include thrombocytopenia, which has been caused by sensitivity to acetaminophen glucuronide, which is the major metabolite of acetaminophen. Methemoglobinemia with resulting cyanosis has also been reported in the case of acute overdose.
Dermatologic undesirable effects including narcotic-induced rashes have been reported many times. General erythematous skin rashes associated with the use of acetaminophen have been reported but are very rare. Acetaminophen has also been associated with a risk of a few rare, but potentially deadly skin reactions known as Stevens-Johnson syndrome, acute generalized exanthematous pustulosis and toxic epidermal necrolysis.
Alcoholics may develop hepatotoxicity after moderate doses of acetaminophen while in healthy patients 15 grams of acetaminophen is necessary to drain liver glutathione stores by 70% in a 70 kg individual. In a recent study of 306 patients admitted for acetaminophen overdose, 7% of them had a severe liver injury, but they all recovered. The side effects of hydrocodone may be more severe in people with liver diseases.
Genitourinary side effects include ureteral spasm, urinary retention and spasm of vesicle sphincters.
Renal side effects of hydrocodone may be more likely in patients with renal insufficiency. On the other hand, renal side effects of acetaminophen are rare and include interstitial nephritis and acute tubular necrosis.
Some of these side effects that can occur with acetaminophen/hydrocodone may not need medical attention. Because, as your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment the side effects may go away. However, if any of these adverse effects continue or if you have any questions, check with your doctor or health care professional.
Keep in mind that this information should not be used to determine whether or not to take acetaminophen/hydrocodone. This article is a brief summary of general information about Watson 3203, so please talk with your health provider for more information about the side effects of acetaminophen/hydrocodone.