Vicodin is used for:
Treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Vicodin is an analgesic combination. Acetaminophen works by lowering a chemical in the brain that stimulates pain nerves. Hydrocodone, an opioid (narcotic) analgesic, works by binding to receptors in the brain and nervous system used by the body's natural "pain relievers." The combination may provide better pain relief than either medicine alone.