What does Vicodin look like?

Most Vicodin tablets look like a regular white pill. Click here for pictures and full description of what Vicodin, Vicodin ES and Vicodin HP look like.

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Vicodin vs Vicodin ES vs Vicodin HP

Vicodin is the brand name for a pain killer which contains hydrocodone, an opioid narcotic similar to codeine. Vicodin comes in three (3) different variations with different amounts of hydrocodone / paracetamol (acetaminophen) in each.  Symptoms Vicodin addiction here.



Ingredient(s):  500 mg paracetamol, 5 mg hydrocodone

Drug label imprint:

* M357 (generic),
* watson (generic)

Backside:  Line in the middle for breaking in half

Color(s):  White

Shape:  Oval

Manufacturer:  Abbott Laboratories


Vicodin ES


750 mg paracetamol
7.5 mg hydrocodone

Drug label imprint: VICODIN ES

Backside: Line in the middle for breaking in half

Color(s): White

Shape: Oval

Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories


Vicodin HP

Ingredient(s): 660 mg paracetamol, 10 mg hydrocodone

Drug label imprint: VICODIN HP

Backside: Line in the middle for breaking in half

Color(s): White

Shape: Oval

Manufacturer: Abbott Laboratories


What Vicodin looks like

Vicodin can be round or football shaped, but generally comes in a white oval-shaped tablet form. However, generic Vicodin tablets can also come in blue and/or yellow coloring. Some generic forms of Vicodin also have a fancy V embossed on one side of the pill.

When you want to identify any pill, please consult a licensed pharmacist for more information.  Do you know how long does vicodin stay in your system?…Learn more about Vicodin addiction and  Vicodin uses here at Addiction Blog.

Reference sources: NLM Drug information portal
Abott Laboratories Vicodin product information page
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.


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  1. Hello Susan. I’m not sure. You’ll have to check with Medicare to confirm the extent of your benefits with another doctor. But generally, a consultation for tapering off prescription medications is billed like a traditional office visit.

  2. My doctor prescribed vicodin for torn ratator cuff and I have cut the dose in half……now taking 5mg and would like to get off….now on 6 months….if I go to another Dr that specializes in stopping and am on medicare will my name be put into something….or will medicare pay for me to see him?

  3. Consumption of Vicodin for a long time or an overdose of the drug results in tolerance in the body towards the drug. This is not a good sign and if not treated by the doctor, it may lead to other serious dangers. The presence of Acetaminophen in Vicodin damages the liver of those who are dependent on the drug. Apart from that, it even slows down the performance of the central nervous system. Hydrocodone on the other hand, leads to a state of artificial ecstasy and reduces the activities of the brain thereby disrupting the user’s day to day activities and thinking capabilities.

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