Hydrocodone Pill Identifier: What Do Hydrocodone Pills Look Like?

Last Updated: June 11, 2024

Dr. Norman Chazin Reviewed by Dr. Norman Chazin
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In the U.S. alone, chronic pain affects an estimated 50 million adults, with 17.1 million experiencing high-impact chronic pain. Although there are many different treatments for chronic pain available on the market, it’s estimated that 8 million people are prescribed opioids for long-term management of their chronic pain.

Yet, opioid use has a high potential for abuse and addiction, leading users to seek non-pharmaceutical opioid pills on the streets. Criminal groups exploit this demand by making fake hydrocodone pills that often contain fentanyl or methamphetamine. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) reports show that 2 out of every five pills carry a lethal dose of fentanyl.

Given these risks, correctly identifying hydrocodone pills ensures your safety and effective treatment. Continue reading our free hydrocodone pill identifier guide to learn your Vicodin pill number, imprint code, shape, and color.

Hydrocodone Overview

Hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid medication classified as a Schedule II drug and approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat severe pain of a prolonged duration when other pain relief options have been proven ineffective.

It is also sometimes prescribed as part of a combination medication, including acetaminophen (known as the brand name of Norco) or ibuprofen, to control pain and cough. As an opioid, hydrocodone works by binding to the opioid receptors in the brain and spinal cord to reduce the sensation of pain.

Hydrocodone Forms and Strengths

Hydrocodone is available in various forms, including in combination with other medications.

Pure hydrocodone can only be found as extended-release (ER) capsules/tablets (i.e., Hysingla®ER and Zohydro®ER) in 12-hour formulations designed to provide consistent pain relief over an extended period. The ER capsules/tablets come in strengths from 10 to 50 mg.

Extended-release (ER) abuse-deterrent tablets are also available to provide 24-hour pain management. The abuse-deterrent form reduces the risk of misuse by making the tablet difficult to crush, chew or dissolve. These tablets can be found in strengths from 20 mg to 120 mg.

Hydrocodone for immediate release is available with acetaminophen (i.e., Vicodin®, Norco®) or ibuprofen (i.e., Vicoprofen®). Typical dosages for immediate-release hydrocodone blend medications vary between 2.5 to 10 milligrams. When hydrocodone is combined with acetaminophen, it’s recommended to monitor the overall daily intake of acetaminophen. Exceeding the 4 grams daily limit may cause liver damage.

Hydrocodone Pill Identifier: Find Your Vicodin Pill Number

With the rise in counterfeit medications, accurately identifying hydrocodone pills, such as Vicodin, guarantees your safety and treatment.

Our complete pill identifier tool offers pill images, imprint codes, shapes, and colors. Whether you need a pill finder for quick identification or a detailed guide to recognizing specific pills, this resource is designed to help you confidently identify your hydrocodone pills.

M366 Pill

The M366 white oval pill is usually prescribed for back pain and cough treatment. The M366 white pill specifics are:

  • Pill description: White, capsule-shaped pill
  • Imprint code: M366
  • Use: Treats moderate to severe pain
  • Active ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Dosage: 325 mg of acetaminophen / 7.5 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Supplier: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

M367 Pill

Similar to the M366, the M367 white oblong pill is used to treat back pain and cough. The M367 white oval contains a larger dose of hydrocodone, and its specifics are:

  • Pill description: White, capsule-shaped pill with a back ridge
  • Imprint code: M367
  • Usage: Treats back pain, cough and arthritis
  • Active ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Dosage: 325 mg of acetaminophen / 10 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Supplier: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
  • Notes: Contains a relatively large dose of the opioid component and can cause side effects

IP 110 White Oval Pill

Except for its manufacturer, the IP 110 pill is similar to the M367 white oval mg. The IP 110 pill specifics are:

  • Pill description: White, capsule-shaped pill with a back ridge
  • Imprint code: IP 110
  • Usage: Treats back pain, cough and arthritis
  • Active ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Dosage: 325 mg of acetaminophen / 10 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Supplier: Amneal Pharmaceuticals
  • Notes: Contains a relatively large dose of the opioid component and can cause side effects

T 259 White Pill

This capsule-shaped pill is almost identical to the ones described above. The T 259 pill specifics are:

  • Pill description: Capsule-shaped, white pill with a back ridge
  • Imprint code: T 259
  • Usage: Used to treat moderate to severe pain
  • Active ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Dosage: 325 mg of acetaminophen / 10 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Supplier: Ascent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

M357 White Oval Pill

Hydrocodone M357 pill contains the same amount of hydrocodone as the IP 110 pill but with a larger dose of acetaminophen. Its specifics are:

  • Pill description: Oval-shaped, white tablet with a back ridge
  • Imprint code: M357
  • Usage: Used to treat moderate to severe pain
  • Active ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Dosage: 500 mg of acetaminophen / 5 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Supplier: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

2172 White Pill

The 2172 pill is very similar to the M367 white pill except for its manufacturer and hydrocodone dose. Its specifics are:

  • Pill description: Oval-shaped, white pill with a back ridge
  • Imprint code: 2172
  • Usage: Used to treat moderate to severe pain
  • Active ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Dosage: 325 mg of acetaminophen / 5 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Supplier: Actavis Pharma Inc.

126 White Pill

Known as Lorcet, except for its manufacturer, the 126 pill is very similar to the 2172 white pill. Its specifics are:

  • Pill description: Capsule-shaped, white pill with a back ridge
  • Imprint code: 126
  • Usage: Used to treat moderate to severe pain
  • Active ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Dosage: 325 mg of acetaminophen / 5 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Supplier: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc.

G 035 Pill

The G 035 white pill is similar to the 2172 white pill and the 126 pills except for its manufacturer. The pills are also similar to the WES 301 pill. The G 035 pill specifics are:

  • Pill description: White, capsule-shaped pill with a back ridge
  • Imprint code: 126
  • Usage: Treats back pain and arthritis and for moderate to severe pain conditions
  • Active ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Dosage: 325 mg of acetaminophen / 5 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Supplier: UCB, Inc.

IP 109 White Oval Pill

The IP 109 white pill and the G 035 white pill are similar except for their manufacturer. The IP 109 pill specifics are:

  • Pill description: White, capsule-shaped pill with a back ridge
  • Imprint code: 126
  • Usage: Treats back pain and arthritis for moderate to severe pain conditions
  • Active ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Dosage: 325 mg of acetaminophen / 5 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Supplier: Amneal Pharmaceuticals

M365 Pill

  • Pill description: White, capsule-shaped pill
  • Imprint code: M365
  • Usage: Prescribed for pain relief
  • Active ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Dosage: 325 mg of acetaminophen / 5 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate (same as IP 109)
  • Supplier: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

Hydrocodone V 3605 Pill

  • Pill description: Orange, elliptical-shaped pill with a back ridge
  • Imprint code: V in the front, 3605 in the back
  • Usage: Used to treat moderate to severe pain
  • Active Ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate (Zohydro ER active ingredient)
  • Dosage: 325 mg of acetaminophen / 7.5 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Supplier: Qualitest Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Hydrocodone 176 Pill

  • Pill description: White, oval-shaped pill with a back ridge
  • Imprint code: 176
  • Usage: Treats back pain, cough and arthritis
  • Active ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Dosage: 325 mg of acetaminophen / 10 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Supplier: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc.
  • Notes: Has a high potential for abuse and addiction, used to treat moderate to severe pain

V3601 Yellow Pill

  • Pill description: Yellow, oval-shaped pill with a back ridge
  • Imprint code: V in the front, 3601 in the back
  • Usage: Used to treat moderate to severe pain
  • Active ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Dosage: 325 mg of acetaminophen / 10 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Inactive Ingredients: Silicon dioxide, croscarmellose sodium, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, corn starch, stearic acid, crospovidone
  • Supplier: Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc.

M532 Pill 10/325

  • Pill description: White, capsule-shaped pill
  • Imprint Code: M532 in the front, 10/325 in the back
  • Usage: Prescribed for managing moderate to severe chronic pain
  • Active Ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Dosage: 325 mg of acetaminophen / 10 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate (same as M367 pill)
  • Supplier: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

WATSON 853

  • Pill description: White, capsule-shaped pill with a back ridge
  • Imprint Code: WATSON 853
  • Usage: Prescribed for managing moderate to severe chronic pain
  • Active Ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Dosage: 325 mg of acetaminophen / 10 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate (same as M367 pill)
  • Supplier: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

WATSON 3202

  • Pill description: White, slightly scored oval-shaped pill with red dots
  • Imprint Code: WATSON in the front, 3202 in the back
  • Usage: Prescribed for managing moderate to severe chronic pain
  • Active Ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Dosage: 325 mg of acetaminophen / 10 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate (same as M367 pill)
  • Supplier: Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals

WATSON V 3604

  • Pill description: White, slightly scored oval-shaped pill with red dots
  • Imprint Code: V in the front, 3604 in the back
  • Usage: Prescribed for managing moderate to severe chronic pain
  • Active Ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Dosage: 325 mg of acetaminophen / 10 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate (same as M367 pill)
  • Supplier: Qualitest Pharmaceuticals.

WATSON 3203

  • Pill description: Orange, oval-shaped pill or white, capsule-shaped pill
  • Imprint code: WATSON 3203
  • Usage: Prescribed treat moderate to severe pain
  • Active ingredients: Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate
  • Dosage: 325 mg of acetaminophen / 7.5 mg of hydrocodone bitartrate (identical to M366)
  • Supplier: Watson Pharmaceuticals

Hydrocodone Liquid Form

Hydrocodone syrups are not as common as hydrocodone pills, yet they are still used for pain management. Here are some examples:

Hydrocodone and Chlorpheniramine Polistirex Prnnkinetic

  • Description: Extended-release syrup
  • Usage: Treats coughs and allergies
  • Active ingredients: Hydrocodone polistirex and chlorpheniramine polistirex
  • Dosage: 10 mg of hydrocodone / 8 mg of chlorpheniramine per dose
  • Extended Release: 12 hours
  • Supplier: UCB Inc.
  • Notes: Designed for extended relief of symptoms, reducing the need for frequent dosing.

Homatropine and Hydrocodone Liquid

  • Description: Hydrocodone bitartrate and homatropine methylbromide syrup, cherry flavored
  • Usage: Treats coughs and colds
  • Active ingredients:   5 mg hydrocodone bitartrate / 1.5 mg homatropine methylbromide
  • Manufacturers: Endo Pharmaceuticals, Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals

How to Avoid Fake Hydrocodone Pills?

For a reliable Vicodin pill identifier, follow the recommended guidelines:

  • Only obtain hydrocodone pills with a valid prescription from a licensed healthcare professional or pharmacy.
  • Inspect the pill carefully for color, shape, size, and marking inconsistencies.
  • Use our pill identification tool to verify the authenticity of the pills.
  • Check for spelling errors, unusual fonts, or any signs of tampering on the packaging.
  • If the price of the medication seems too good to be true, it may indicate that the pills are counterfeit.
  • If you have any doubts about the authenticity of your medication, consult your healthcare provider.

If you have leftover hydrocodone pills, dispose of them properly through a medication take-back program.

Hydrocodone Pill Identifier − Bottom Line

A pill identifier tool like ours significantly helps to verify based on physical characteristics like size, shape, color, and imprint codes. As misuse and accidental ingestion of opioids can have serious, sometimes fatal, consequences, having access to a reliable hydrocodone acetaminophen pill identifier is essential for everyone involved in opioid treatment.

If you suspect that you have received fake hydrocodone pills, report it to the appropriate authorities, such as the FDA or the DEA. Likewise, if you or someone you know is suffering from opioid addiction, find a local rehab center for support and guidance through the process of overcoming addiction and managing withdrawal symptoms.

People Also Ask

What is hydrocodone used for?

Hydrocodone is used to treat moderate to severe pain and can also be prescribed to relieve severe cough.

Is Percocet the same as Vicodin?

No, Percocet contains oxycodone and acetaminophen, while Vicodin contains hydrocodone and acetaminophen.

Is oxycodone or hydrocodone stronger?

Oxycodone is generally considered to be stronger than hydrocodone, providing more potent pain relief.

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Published on: September 21st, 2018

Updated on: June 11th, 2024

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