The white capsule-shaped pill with “WES 302” written on it contains two types of pain relievers: acetaminophen 325 mg and hydrocodone bitartrate 7.5 mg. It’s given by Eywa Pharma Inc.
The WES 302 pill is used to ease moderate to severe pain. It has hydrocodone, which acts in the brain to change how the body senses and reacts to pain. Also, acetaminophen can help lower fever.
What to tell your doctor before using WES 302 pill
Make sure to tell your doctor if you have any of these conditions:
- Head injury
- Liver disease
- Lung disease, asthma, or breathing problems
- Heart or circulation problems
- If you often drink alcohol
- Brain tumor
- Crohn’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, or ulcerative colitis
- Drug abuse or addiction
- Kidney disease or problems with going to the bathroom
- An unusual or allergic reaction to acetaminophen, hydrocodone, other opioid analgesics, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- Pregnant or trying to get pregnant
How should you take WES 302 pill?
Before starting this medication or getting a refill, read the Medication Guide and Patient Information Leaflet provided by your pharmacist. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Take this medication by mouth as directed by your doctor. You can take it with or without food, but if you feel nauseous, taking it with food might help. If you are using the liquid form of this medication, use a medication measuring device to measure the prescribed dose carefully. Don’t use a regular household spoon as it may not give the correct dose.
The dosage is based on your medical condition and how you respond to the treatment. For children, the dosage is also based on their weight. Follow your doctor’s instructions and do not increase the dose, take it more often, or use it for a longer time than prescribed. Stop the medication properly as directed.
Pain medications work best when used at the first signs of pain. Waiting until the pain worsens may reduce the effectiveness of the medication.
If you have ongoing pain, your doctor may prescribe long-acting opioid medications in addition to this one. This medication might be used for sudden breakthrough pain as needed. Your doctor might also prescribe other pain relievers, so it’s essential to discuss using this product safely with other drugs.
Do not suddenly stop taking this medication, especially if you’ve used it for a long time or in high doses, as it may cause withdrawal symptoms. Your doctor may gradually lower your dose to prevent withdrawal. If you experience any withdrawal symptoms, inform your doctor or pharmacist right away.
When using this medication for an extended period, it may not work as effectively. If you find that the medication is not working well, talk to your doctor.
While this medication helps many people, there is a risk of addiction. The risk might be higher if you have a history of substance use disorder (such as drug or alcohol addiction). To lower the risk of addiction, take this medication exactly as prescribed. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more information.
If your pain does not improve or gets worse, inform your doctor.
Interaction with other medication
This medicine can interact with the following medications:
- Antiviral medicines for HIV or AIDS
- Antihistamines for allergy, cough, and cold
- Certain antibiotics like erythromycin and clarithromycin
- Certain medicines for anxiety or sleep
- Certain medicines for bladder problems like oxybutynin and tolterodine
- Certain medicines for depression like amitriptyline, fluoxetine, and sertraline
- Certain medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole and itraconazole
- Certain medicines for Parkinson’s disease like benztropine and trihexyphenidyl
- Certain medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin, and primidone
- Certain medicines for stomach problems like dicyclomine and hyoscyamine
- Certain medicines for travel sickness like scopolamine
- General anesthetics like halothane, isoflurane, methoxyflurane, and propofol
- Local anesthetics like lidocaine, pramoxine, and tetracaine
- MAOIs like Carbex, Eldepryl, Marplan, Nardil, and Parnate
- Medicines that relax muscles for surgery
- Other medicines with acetaminophen
- Other narcotic medicines for pain or cough
- Phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, and thioridazine
This list may not include all possible interactions. Inform your healthcare provider about all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also, let them know if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Side effects of WES 302 pill
Side effects that you should tell your doctor or health care professional about right away:
- Allergic reactions like skin rash, itching, or hives; swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- Breathing problems.
- Redness, blistering, peeling, or loosening of the skin, including inside the mouth
- Signs and symptoms of low blood pressure like dizziness, feeling faint or lightheaded, falls, unusually weak or tired
- Trouble passing urine or change in the amount of urine
- Yellowing of the eyes or skin
Side effects that usually do not need medical attention but should be reported to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or bother you:
This list may not include all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You can also report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep this medicine out of the reach of children. It can be misused, so store it in a safe place to prevent theft. Do not share this medicine with anyone, as it is dangerous and against the law to do so.
Store the medicine at room temperature, between 15 and 30 degrees Celsius (59 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit).
This medicine can cause harm or even be deadly if taken by adults, children, or pets who are not prescribed to use it. Return any unused medicine to an official disposal site. You can contact the DEA at 1-800-882-9539 or your city/county government to find a suitable site. If you cannot return the medicine, you can flush it down the toilet. Do not use the medicine after the expiration date.