Your doctor will adjust the dosage according to the severity of the pain and the way the medication affects you.
The dosages given below are for Vicodin products only. If your doctor prescribes other brands, your daily dose may vary.
All forms of Vicodin are taken every 4 to 6 hours as needed for pain. The usual dose of Vicodin is 1 or 2 tablets, up to a maximum of 8 tablets per day. The usual dose of Vicodin HP is 1 tablet, up to a maximum of 6 tablets per day. For Vicodin ES, the usual dose is 1 tablet, up to a maximum of 5 tablets per day.
The safety and effectiveness of Vicodin have not been established in children.