As both a narcotic and non-narcotic pain reliever, one of the major Hydrocodone uses is its ability to treat pain. Hydrocodone is used to relieve persistent pain that lasts for a couple days. Extended-release forms of Hydrocodone are used to provide round the clock relief from severe pain. Hydrocodone uses should specifically be detailed by one's physician or doctor. You may take Hydrocodone with or without food. If you experience nausea, it may be minimized by taking the drug with food. Consult your doctor or pharmacist to find out other ways that you can use to decrease nausea such as lying down for one or two hours with minimal head movements. If you are using the liquid form of Hydrocodone, use a marked measuring cup to measure the exact dose as prescribed by the doctor or pharmacist. If you are taking the tablets, swallow them whole, do not crush or dissolve the tablets. Swallow one tablet at a time. Also do not use Hydrocodone more often than directed and do not stop using the drug unless authorized by the doctor. Hydrocodone comes with a special prescription guide that must be read carefully for each prescription and refill. While Hydrocodone may be used by children, special care is needed. You should talk your doctor regarding the drug's use in children. Hydrocodone uses also include a capacity to treat chronic conditions, such as cancer. In such a case, your doctor may recommend that you take a long-acting drug. In any way Hydrocodone uses are applied, it should be done for only short-term treatment. Other non-narcotic pain relievers such as naproxen or ibuprofen may be used in combination with Hydrocodone. However, you must consult your doctor to find out which other drugs can be safely used alongside Hydrocodone. However, for all the Hydrocodone uses, there is a drawbacks as the drug may cause withdrawal symptoms. This is especially true if Hydrocodone has been used for a long period or in high doses. Withdrawal symptoms may occur if you stop using Hydrocodone suddenly. Such symptoms include restlessness, watery eyes, runny nose, muscle aches and nausea. Your doctor may reduce the dosage steadily to prevent the occurrence of such withdrawal reactions. Be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist about any possible withdrawal reactions in addition to reporting any reactions immediately they occur. Using Hydrocodone for a long time may affect its functionality. Contact your doctor if Hydrocodone does not work as expected. Also, inform the doctor if the pain is persistent and does not go away. Hydrocodone should be stored at room temperature, away from children and moisture.