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What is Vicodin?

Vicodin online is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen anti-pain medicine. The hydrocodone present in it is a narcotic pain reliever, whereas acetaminophen is non-opioid. However, acetaminophen increases the effect of hydrocodone to treat pain.

It is a schedule II drug that comes under the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency). Moreover, Vicodin online is a prescription medicine that is illegal to use without a prescription. It comes in a tablet or oral solution in different strengths. 

What is Vicodin used for?

Hydrocodone/acetaminophen treats moderate to severe pain. It works by changing the way the brain how it responds to the pain. However, acetaminophen also helps in reducing fever. Vicodin online is not safe to use in children younger than seven due to the risk of side effects.

Additionally, Vicodin may also be used in purposes that are not listed here.\

Proper method/manner to intake Vicodin pills 

Use the instructions of your doctor in the treatment to reduce unwanted effects. Read the medication leaflet carefully if provided; otherwise, ask your doctor for directions.

Do not use the medication of Vicodin if you are allergic to hydrocodone or acetaminophen.

However, Vicodin is a narcotic opioid drug that needs proper medical attention during the treatment.

Swallow the pill whole and use dry hands for intake. Never try to crush, tore, or dissolve the tablet; this may lead to overdose. 

Ask your doctor each time before you get a refill if there are any changes. However, take the dosage on the exact time daily, do not miss the dose.

Besides, if you somehow missed the dose, take it soon as when you remember. But do not take it with the scheduled dose, it may become an overdose. Leave the missed dose and make the schedule one.

Vicodin Addiction

The abuse and addiction of Vicodin are high, which is constituted by any use directed by a doctor or other than without a prescription. Now, Vicodin comes in a schedule II by DEA that changed it from schedule III in Oct 2014. 

Moreover, one of the fatal complications it damages the liver caused by acetaminophen.

Due to this reason, the FDA notices all the manufacturers and ceases that making products more than 325 mg of acetaminophen. Previously the formulations of Vicodin included 500 to 750 mg of acetaminophen.

Effect of Vicodin Abuse

Every substance has adverse effects if misused or taken abruptly. The noticeable side effect of an overdose of Vicodin online is liver damage. However, some of the frequent abuse and addiction effects of Vicodin include(some are unusual):

  • Drowsiness
  • Depressed heart rate
  • Depressed breathing rate
  • Aches and cramps
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • A relaxed and calm feeling
  • Euphoria
  • Lightheadedness
  • Constipation
  • Anxiety
  • Muscle pain
  • Depression

Dosage of Vicodin

Generally, the dosages are set according to the severity of pain, or response of the patient. However, it should be noted that tolerance can develop an addiction.

  • VICODIN (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets 5 mg/300 mg)

Usual/initial adult dose: One or two tablets every four to the sixth hour or as needed for pain. However, the total daily dose should not exceed more than eight tablets a day.

  • VICODIN ES (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, 7.5 mg/300 mg) 

The usual daily dose for an adult is one tablet every four to the sixth hour. Do not exceed the limit dosage more than six pills a day.

  • VICODIN HP (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, ten mg/300 mg): A single tablet every four to six-hour or as needed for pain. Do not exceed the limit of a total daily dose of more than six pills a day.

Interactions

Drug interactions generally change the working process of the drug and increase the risk of side effects. There are not all the possible side effects listed. However, keep a list of products you used and share it with the doctor before the treatment. Additionally, do not make changes in dosages, or start, stop the medication without doctor’s approval. 

Some of the products that may interact with Vicodin are:

  • alcohol/sedatives
  • certain pain medications (such as pentazocine, nalbuphine, butorphanol),
  • Naltrexone,
  • Oxycodone,
  • Alprazolam, lorazepam, or zolpidem, etc.

Some of the diseases that may interact with it include:

  • hypothyroidism
  • renal dysfunction
  • seizure disorders
  • liver disease
  • impaired GI motility
  • infectious diarrhea
  • liver disease
  • Hypotension, or
  • Respiratory depression

However, it is not a whole list of drug interactions; others may also happen. Seek emergency medical help immediately if you experience unwanted symptoms during the treatment.

Warnings

In general, the patients who are with a specific medical condition (such as liver, kidney, heart diseases, diabetes, or seizures) are more likely to develop a broader range of side effects.

However, the drug Vicodin can make you feel dizzy, so take cautions while standing up from a lying or sitting position, although you can get up slowly from these positions to avoid the risk of falling. 

Moreover, do not use Vicodin during pregnancy and breastfeeding unless the doctor does not explicitly recommend it.