Vicodin is a combination of hydrocodone, paracetamol (acetaminophen) and an opioid pain drug.
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In 2009 and 2010, one of Vicodin’s ingredients – hydrocodone – was the second-most common opioid pharmaceutical substance submitted as drug evidence in the United States in its NFLIS and STRIDE agencies. By October 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration reclassified the drug as a Schedule II substance due to the risk of abuse, misuse and diversions.
For this reason, Vicodin can only be dispended by pharmacies with a valid doctor’s prescription. The pain medication has a highly addictive property, as well as being easy to be used as a recreational drug resulting to overdoses.
As a combination of acetaminophen, a non-opioid analgesic, and hydrocodone, an opioid drug, Vicodin is a prescription-only medication used for the relief of moderate to severe pain. Doctors prescribe it for patients with acute and chronic pain, as well as for post-operative pain, with the dosage depending on each patient’s condition.
Vicodin comes in tablet form and oral solution in various strengths.
Be sure to follow your doctor’s prescribed dosage, especially in terms of number of tablets and duration of treatment. Overdosing on Vicodin can cause liver damage, even result in death. Tell your physician when it has stopped working in pain relief so that appropriate changes in your medication can be made.
Never share your Vicodin prescription with another person as it’s against the law, as is the case for selling it without a license. Since it’s also a habit-forming medication, even when used at regular doses, sharing isn’t advised.
Common side effects include dizziness, euphoria, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, and sedation.