What Is Vicodin?

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Created On: Monday, 21, October 2019
Modified On: Wednesday, 13, November 2019

Hydrocodone/acetaminophen and the brand name Vicodin is a combination of pain medications hydrocodone and paracetamol. The drug is used to treat moderate to severe pain and is a commonly abused drug throughout the United States. The drug is also administered to treat cough as a cough suppressant. Vicodin is a commonly abused drug through all demographics within the United States. Vicodin is administered as a tablet and is swallowed or can be chewed or snorted when abused. The misuse of this drug as a prescription will lead to an addiction. This can happen when more of the drug is taken as needed.

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Vicodin is a narcotic pain medication and even at a regular dose while being prescribed it, the drug will be habit-forming. It is never recommended to take Vicodin more than what it may be prescribed for. An overdose involving the drug acetaminophen can damage the liver and cause death. In fact, the first signs of an acetaminophen overdose include loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, sweating, and confusion. The user can experience pain in the stomach, dark urine and a yellowing of the skin. Vicodin is commonly abuse because it is used as a cough suppressant.    

There are countless side effects of taking Vicodin. This can include shallow breathing and a slow heartbeat. The user will feel light headed, and confused along with unusual thoughts.   There is also a potential for a seizure or convulsions. Some users may experience liver problems or even jaundice like symptoms. The drug is dangerous and is responsible for overdose deaths within the United States. When struggling with a Vicodin addiction it is always best to seek out the proper help and treatment form a drug rehab center.