Vicodin Is A Blend Of Acetaminophen And Hydrocodone
Hydrocodone is classified as an opioid pain reliever. Narcotic is another name of Opioid. The increase in the impacts of hydrocodone is due to less effective pain killer called Acetaminophen.
Intermediate to quite severe pain can be treated with Vicodin tablets. Vicodin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
With the use of Hydrocodone, your breathing rate may slow down or even stop. Do not ever take this prescription in inappropriate dosages or for longer than what has been medically advised. People using opiate pain medication are prone to get addicted to it even at customary measurements. Don't try to share Vicodin with anyone, most importantly with those who has a past record of drug compulsion and misuse. Always place your medicines in area where nobody can get it easily.
ADDICTION, OVERDOSE, OR DEATH may be caused as a result of misuse of Narcotic Medicine, especially in a child or other person using the medicine without a prescription.
If you utilise MAO inhibitor in last 14 days, like isocarboxazid, linezolid, methylene blue injection, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, or tranylcypromine so never try to use Vicodin then.
Try not to take a greater amount of Vicodin than is suggested. Taking more dose of acetaminophen can cause death or damage the liver. Consult a specialist immediately if you have sickness, pain in your abdomen, tingling, loss of craving, dull pee, clay coloured stools, or jaundice (yellowing of your skin or eyes).
If you experience a rash that develops and causes peeling and blisters or redness of the skin, you must immediately stop using the Vicodin and also consult your doctor.
Before Taking This Medicine
If you take drugs, liquor, tranquilizers and other types of opiate medicines or you are affected by acetaminophen (Tylenol) or hydrocodone, then you don't need to use Vicodin.
If you have made use of a MAO inhibitor in the past two weeks, do not take this medication. It is possible for a hazardous interaction of drugs to happen. MAO inhibitors incorporate isocarboxazid, linezolid, phenelzine, rasagiline, selegiline, and tranylcypromine.
Serotonin Syndrome is when few medicines combined with hydrocodone and leads to severe problems. Never try to hide if you take medicines for depression, emotional instability, Parkinson's ailment, headache cerebral pains, severe infections, or counteractive action of sickness and vomiting from your doctor. Remember to ask doctor when to take medicines before he/she changes your medicines.
- In order to ensure that Vicodin is safe for you, let your doctor know if you
- If you use a sedative like Valium (alprazolam, Versed, Klonopin, diazepam, Restoril, lorazepam, Tranxene, Xanax, and others).
- sleep apnoea, asthma, COPD, or other breathing disorder; or
- previous history of a stroke, brain tumour, or head injury;
- low pulse, BP or dehydrated;
- kidney sickness;
- diarrhoea, inflammatory bowel disease, bowel obstruction, severe constipation;
- a history of alcoholism or drug addiction;
- if you take more than 3 drinks per day, or liver disease, cirrhosis
Vicodin can also cause breathing issues in aged people and individuals who are extremely ill, malnourished, or generally weakened.
The use of narcotic prescriptions during pregnancy can cause your baby to develop reliance on the drug. This can even result in serious withdrawal signs in the baby after it has been delivered. Babies subjected to addictive drugs while in womb may require restorative treatment for a few weeks. So, if you plan on getting pregnant, or if you already are, you should tell your doctor.
Breast milk can be contaminated with Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone, and this can have adverse effects on a nursing baby.
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How Vicodin Should Be Taken
Take Vicodin exactly as recommended. Adhere to all medical instructions as indicated on the prescription leaflet. An overdose can damage your liver or cause death.
Immediately inform your specialist if the solution appears to provide no relief from pain.
Trading or giving out Vicodin is prohibited by law.
If you are going to have medicinal tests or even surgery, you must ensure that your doctor knows you are taking this medication. You may need to quit using the medicine for a short time. You could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms if you stop using Vicodin immediately after long-term use. Consult your doctor on how to safely quit taking Vicodin.
Place at room temperature far from dampness and heat. Keep the record of the amount of medicine used from each new bottle.
Hydrocodone can be an addictive drug; thus, you should be vigilant if someone else is taking this medication inappropriately without any physician's advice. Make it a point to confirm the contents of your bottle and verify that you have been given the right brand and type of pills as exactly prescribed by the physician.
What Incurs When I Forget A Dose
You may not be on a dosing schedule since Vicodin is taken as needed. If you miss the dose, then take it immediately. If your next scheduled dosage is close, then you should not take the forgotten dose. Try not to utilise additional solution to make up the missed dosage.
What Takes Place When An Overdose Occurs
Hydrocodone and acetaminophen overdose can be deadly. Confusion, weakness, excessive sweating, vomiting, nausea, no appetite, and abdominal pain are initial signs of an Acetaminophen overdose. Subsequent signs may involve abdominal pain, dark urine, and jaundice (yellowish discolouration of skin or eyes).
severe sleepiness, pinpoint pupils, icy and moist skin, muscle shortcoming, blacking out, weak heartbeat, moderate heart rate, trance state, blue lips, shallow breathing, or no relaxing are the side effects happen due to overdose.
What Would It Be Advisable For Me To Evade While Taking Vicodin?
Vicodin may debilitate your reasoning or responses. Abstain from driving or using machines while on Vicodin and understand how it will influence you. Falls or other accidents may be caused by Dizziness or serious drowsiness.
For cold, allergic, drowsiness medication, ask your doctor first. A lot of combined medications consist of Acetaminophen (otherwise shortened to APAP). Taking particular drugs altogether may result in you getting so much acetaminophen which can bring about a deadly overdose. Always look at the package whether it contain APAP or acetaminophen.
Try to keep away from drinking liquor While taking acetaminophen, you may experience the chances of liver problem.
Vicodin Side Effects
Secure emergency assistance once you experience any indication of Vicodin allergic reaction such as breathing complications, hives, swollen face, lips, throat or tongue. In some very uncommon cases, acetaminophen may bring about an extreme skin response that can be deadly. This can still happen although you have previously taken acetaminophen with no known reaction. If you have skin redness or a rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling then stop taking Vicodin and call your doctor right away. Having this type of reaction means that you should no longer use any medication that includes Acetaminophen again.
- Consult your doctor straight away if you experience
- shallow breathing, moderate pulse;
- feeling light headed, as if you may pass out;
- Uncertainty, surprising feelings or actions;
- easy bruising or bleeding;
- impotency, missed menstrual periods;
- weakness, sexual issues, loss of enthusiasm for sex;
- Liver complications- dizziness, abdominal pain, changes in appetite, dark urine, clay-coloured stools, or jaundice (yellowish discolouration of skin or eyes); or
- drop in cortisol levels - nausea, light-headedness, vomiting, changes in appetite, worsening weakness or fatigue.
Ask for medical attention right away if you have symptoms of serotonin syndrome, such as Twitching, shivering, hallucinations, muscle stiffness, agitation, fast heart rate, nausea, loss of coordination, fever, vomiting or diarrhoea.
- Typical side effects of Vicodin include
- constipation; blurry vision; dry mouth; drowsiness; headaches; or an upset stomach.
Consult your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
If opioid (Narcotic) medicine combine with other drugs then it causes sever kind of symptoms.