Vicodin (hydrocodone, an opioid)
Vicodin = Hydrocodone + Acetaminophen(tylenol)
Vicodin has a high psychological dependence and a high physical
Chronic use of Vicodin can cause you to build up a tolerance for
that drug. So then you would have to take more and more just to get the same
affect as the first time.
It is NOT time released so people who abuse can
swallow The pill but because of this abusers must swallow
as their tolerance grows
It has been documented that some longterm Vicodin
abusers had to take 100+ pills per day.
Another danger of abusing Vicodin is that it contains
Acetaminophen(tylenol) which longterm use or abuse can cause LIVER
DAMAGE or FAILURE.
Symptoms of withdrawal include restlessness, muscle and bone
pain, insomnia, diarrhea, vomiting, cold flashes with goose bumps involuntary leg
movements, watery eyes, runny nose, loss of appetite, irritability,
panic, nausea, chills, and sweating.
Taking a large single dose of an opioid could cause severe
respiratory depression that can lead to death.
Effects of an overdose are
clammy skin, convulsions, slow and shallow breathing,
coma, and possible death.
Some side effects of using this drug are fast or slow heartbeat,
trouble breathing, swelling of the face, hives, skin rash, itching,
hallucinations, changes in behavior, severe confusion or tiredness, yellowing of
the skin or eyes, drowsiness, dizziness or weakness, dry mouth, nausea or
vomitting, constipation, headache, & blurred vision.
the Physicians' Desk Reference, the bible of prescription drug
information, warns that Vicodin and other hydrocodone drugs can
cause psychic and physical dependence after
several weeks of continued use and mild physical
dependence after only a few days.
Sonny Bono's wife , Mary, claims Vicodin and a few other pain
killers and depressants were what killed him (Bono died, you'll
remember, after crashing into a tree while skiing )
Brett Favre, Green Bay quarterback got sidelined into rehab some
years back after being tackled by a vicodin habit
Vicodin production reportedly approaches 20 tons anually.
How many pills is that?
Vicodin abuse has recently been linked to causing DEAFNESS in
some longterm abusers.
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