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Hydrocodone Addiction Explained

Hydrocodone AddictionHydrocodone is another opioid analgesicto aid moderate to severe pain. Like opiate drugs, it has a high potential for addiction if abused. Hydrocodone is usually suggested to clients with severe pain from major surgeries and various disease processes.


Hydrocodone is usually misunderstood to lessen the pain but actually, it works to relieve pain by change the user’s perception of the pain. Worse is many opioid painkillers are said to be combinations of hydrocodone and acetaminophen (pain and fever reliever) which, if taken too much, can cause liver damage.


Taking more than what is prescribed gives out the following side effects:


  • Nausea
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Itchiness
  • Dysphoria (Anxiety)
  • Dizziness
  • Social isolation
  • Marked mood changes


Long-term abuse of hydrocodone causes effects such as:

  • Muscle weakness
  • Delayed/Slowed breathing
  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Coma
  • Death
  • Bowel obstruction
  • Irregular/slowed heartbeat
  • Trouble urinating


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