Hydrocodone is an opioid pain medication. An opioid is sometimes called a narcotic. Zohydro ER is an extended-release form of hydrocodone that is used for around-the-clock treatment of severe pain. This form of hydrocodone is not for use on an as-needed basis for pain. Hydrocodone may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Zohydro ER is an opioid pain medication used to relieve severe pain. It works on your brain to change how the brain responds to pain. Zohydro ER should only be used in patients for whom alternative treatment options are ineffective. It should be taken at recommended doses as misuse poses a greater risk of overdose or death.