Hycet: The ingredients of this post-operative pain medication primarily consist of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Because this medication already includes acetaminophen, known as the primary ingredient in Tylenol, do not take it with additional over-the-counter pain relievers. Doing so can result in an accidental overdose.
Patients can typically expect to take 15 mL every 4 hours to control pain. A common side effect of this medication is nausea, so be sure to consume a protein drink or Greek yogurt first. This medication may also cause constipation. Over-the-counter laxatives, such as Miralax, can be taken to encourage further comfort.