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Smoking hydrocodone

Are you thinking about smoking Hydrocodone?

Don’t just try smoking hydrocodone without learning about the risks. Taking hydrocodone in any way other than prescribed by a doctor can be dangerous – and often less effective than when you take hydrocodone orally. What do doctors prescribe hydrocodone for? Pain relief and occasionally to treat coughs.  We review more about smoking hydrocodone and welcome any questions about hydrocodone at the end.

Does smoking hydrocodone work or get you high?

Hydrocodone is prescribed to help manage moderate pain, but as an opioid medicine, hydrocodone can also cause a euphoric “high” in some people, especially when taken in large amounts. Though hydrocodone is intended to be taken orally, many people will crush up hydrocodone pills. However, smoking hydrocodone is not most effective delivery method for hydrocodone, and smoking hydrocodone is unlikely to get you high.

What does smoking hydrocodone do to you?

When you inhale hydrocodone by smoking it, small amounts of the drug enter the nasal tissues and begin to effect the brain almost immediately. However, you’re also inhaling various fillers and binders found in medications as well, which won’t be absorbed and can cause a number of health problems, including eye and lung irritation.  What happens when you overdose on hydrocodone?  Usually, slowed or shallow breathing occurs, a major indicator that the central nervous system has slowed too much.  Get emergency help in cases because oxygen may be in short supply to your brain, causing permanent damage or even death.

Smoking hydrocodone side effects

Smoking hydrocodone can result in a number of different side effects, including:

  • agitation
  • dizziness
  • nausea
  • nervousness
  • vomiting
  • weakness

Smoking hydrocodone on tin foil

By heating hydrocodone on foil, the heat works to vaporize the active ingredient so that it can be inhaled. However, high temperatures can easily destroy the active ingredients of hydrocodone so this method isn’t very effective. Taking extra hydrocodone to try to get better effects only increases exposure to the dangerous binders and fillers in the drug.

Smoking hydrocodone with weed

Because both hydrocodone and weed effect the central nervous system, combining the two drugs may be dangerous. Weed and hydrocodone both impact coordination and judgment, making it more likely you’ll end up in an accident.  Mixing alcohol and hydrocodone works similarly, and is also very risky.

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Is smoking Hydrocodone bad for you?

Yes, the inactive ingredients often combined with hydrocodone make it terrible for you if you try to smoke pills containing hydrocodone. Further, smoked hydrocodone is not an effective method for pain relief or getting high, and the fillers and binders can cause a lot of physical damage even without the medication having any effects on you.

Can you smoke hydrocodone?

You can smoke hydrocodone, but it probably won’t have enough of an effect for a satisfying high, and it may not even have an analgesic effect. Because of the heightened risk of adverse side effects, it’s not advisable as a method for taking hydrocodone.

Smoking hydrocodone questions

Still have questions about smoking hydrocodone? Please leave your questions here. We do our best to respond to your questions with a personal and prompt reply ASAP.

Reference sources: DailyMed: Lortab
Medline Plus: Hydrocodone
ToxNet: Hydrocodone

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12 Responses to “Smoking hydrocodone
Dianna Malcolm
10:32 am July 21st, 2013

My son is addicted to lortabs bad, for several years. The problem got worse over the years. He started out really needing them… then started abusing…. Stealing, mood changes, ect. all along story on going for years…. Sure you know the story….But for awhile now, when he get’s them ( Whatever way he can.) He goes down stairs and we feel he’s not taking them but in someway smoking them. We know he has pain and emergency rooms keep giving them to him. He has a bad problem! and it’s getting worse. How can we tell if he’s smoking them, and what will come next? I have so many Family members that have passed due to drug abuse, starting with lortabs.—leading to herion, being cheaper. I don’t want to loose my son…Please help! I don’t know HOW to help!

Tina
8:22 am December 19th, 2014

How long does snoring a loratab 10 mg last ??

winston
1:56 pm March 17th, 2015

Foil around with black looking trails on them! Black looking charcoal spots all over his stuff, on his bedding the walls by it pants! Loses weight quickly and basically everything that’s he says most likely a fabrication which brings the guilt then the depression! Oh and little cut pens or straws! Only he can decide to quite though!

Sherry
2:01 am April 28th, 2015

compare hydrocodone pill vs syrup for potency and effectiveness

Quest
8:34 am May 3rd, 2015

Can you crush a Vicodin or colonopin on your crack n smoke it or is it worth it

Alex
11:08 pm June 25th, 2016

I have seen it mentioned on Nat Geo and I am curious as to why it’s been categorized as a use for the drug and addicts smoke it and the other mentioned uses, I have trouble filling my prescription because of the criminal users and the new legislation and reforms.

Rudy
11:07 am June 28th, 2016

Doing anything but orally ingesting hydrocodone is really dumb. The bioavailability of hydrocodone is not improved by smoking it or snorting it whatsoever. There’s way too much tylenol (acetaminophen/paracetamol) to be worth snorting for 10mg maximum and smoking it would be harsh and take forever to smoke enough to even be worthy

Barrie
4:37 pm November 9th, 2016

I have been taking hydrocodone for 8+ years. ( and oxycodone for severe Lupus flare ups) . Recently, my Dr. gave me a uribe drug screen. It showed only ” traces” of alprazolam ( which I am also prescribe) but showed no trace of the hydrocodone or oxycodone) How can this be??? My Dr. said this particular test ” holds up in court”???? Seriously??? They actually think we ( Lupus patients) feel like it even worry with going to court over this. This has blown my mind. I have been totally and completely honest with my Dr. Who, by the way has been good to me. But, his staff however act like drill sargents and could lighten up just a bit on the ” intimidation factor “. Can you please email me your response? Thank you for your time.

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
1:33 pm November 11th, 2016

Hi Barrie. I suggest that you require another test. Keep in mind that some medications that you use may be the reason why your test is false negative. You may download our latest FREE e-book on drug testing to learn more about false negative drug tests: http://addictionblog.org/ebooks/the-definitive-guide-to-drug-testing/

topper
2:05 pm January 22nd, 2017

Hydrocodone is an opiate “poppy”
it can be ingested in a number of ways.
They used to what was called “opium dens”
I’m not advocating it,but it seems your only put out the message “don’t do it”
I have been prescribed some of the highest doses over the last 10 + years for a broken neck and back.
I have seen people addicted to it and have seen an Aunt and a few others die from it.
Personally, I can’t see how anyone gets addicted to it.
It doesn’t do much more than take the edge off the pain and most of the time I can’t remember to take it until the pain is so bad,I realize, I forgot it.
If your looking for a high you can snort it.
It comes in liquid form, you can drink it
and you can shoot it.
There are other things out there, that will give you a much safer,cheaper and better high.
IT WILL KILL YOUR LIVER! and it doesn’t take long to do it.
Liver failure…. Not pretty!
Lost my Daughter to it. Unrelated to this subject, but same. category.
Long story short,it’ll get you high in any form, if you take enough of it in any form.
don” see why you would want to.

Neno
9:04 pm February 15th, 2017

Can smoking hydrocodone get in your system by smoking in on a cigarette

Lydia @ Addiction Blog
5:45 pm February 17th, 2017

Hi Neno. Yes, it can.

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