Newly reformulated Vicodin has NEW National Drug Code (NDC) numbers which ARE NOT interchangeable with the original Vicodin or the original generic equivalents. The original Vicodin formulations were discontinued over 6 months ago and the corresponding NDCs have been de-listed.
Effective October 2, 2012, Abbott Laboratories introduced the newly reformulated
VICODIN 5 mg/300 mg, VICODIN ES 7.5 mg/300 mg, and VICODIN HP 10 mg/300 mg (hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets, USP) to the marketplace. These formulations contain only 300 mg of acetaminophen per dosage unit. This was changed to meet the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) mandate to limit the amount of acetaminophen in prescription drug products (to reduce potential for hepatic toxicity), including combination acetaminophen and opioid products, to no more than 325 mg per tablet, capsule, or other dosage unit.1 (Please visit the FDA website for more information on acetaminophen dosing:http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/