Vicodin is a prescription painkilling medication that contains a combination of acetaminophen (Tylenol®) and hydrocodone. Like all opioids, Vicodin is addictive and overdoses can be deadly.
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What is Vicodin?
Vicodin® is a prescription medication for the treatment of moderate pain. It contains a combination of acetaminophen, which is also known as Tylenol®, and hydrocodone, which is an opioid painkiller similar to codeine.
What is the problem?
Acetaminophen is a non-addictive painkiller that also relieves pain. Unfortunately, even small overdoses of acetaminophen can cause life-threatening liver failure. Hydrocodone is highly addictive and overdoses can cause slow breathing, unconsciousness, and death.
The hydrocodone in Vicodin is a narcotic opiate medication for pain-relief. In high doses, it can slow down the central nervous system and cause a person to stop breathing and lose consciousness. The positive effects of hydrocodone are also habit-forming or addictive.
Symptoms of a Vicodin Overdose
- Slow, shallow breathing or stopped breathing
- Smaller pupils (black circles in the middle of the eyes)
- Difficulty swallowing
- Decreased urge to breathe
The problem with using Vicodin continuously for more than a few days is that patients will develop a tolerance, which means they need to take more Vicodin to experience the same effects. This can lead to an accidental overdose or an addiction to Vicodin or other painkillers.
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