Side effects to snorting vicodin

Snorting Vicodin can be an efficient way to feel euphoric pain relief of physical or emotional pain. But what are the medical side effects to snorting Vicodin? We review side effects to snorting Vicodin here.

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The effects of vicodin on the body

Vicodin acts on the brain and body by attaching to specific cell surface proteins called opioid receptors which are found in the brain, spinal cord, GI tract and other organs. When Vicodin attaches to certain opioid receptors, we can experience pain relief and euphoria.  This is because Vicodin also increases dopamine levels in the brain regions that influence our perception of pleasure.  Click here for a complete list of the adverse effects of Vicodin.

Side effects when you snort Vicodin

When you snort Vicodin, euphoric feelings or feelings of relaxation can be intensified.  In simple terms, you can feel really good really fast.  But snorting Vicodin comes with a risk of serious medical consequences.  Here’s a list of the pleasureable and the harmful effects of snorting Vicodin

Positive effects of snorting Vicodin

  • euphoria
  • drowsiness
  • lowered inhibitions
  • pain relief
  • relaxation
  • sedation

Negative effects of snorting Vicodin

  • addiction
  • coma / unconsciousness/ stopped breathing (overdose)
  • confusion
  • constipation
  • depression
  • dulled mind
  • nausea
  • sexual dysfunction
  • slower breathing
  • tolerance (need more Vicodin to get same high)

Snorting Vicodin side effects discussion

If you’re snorting Vicodin, you’re at high risk of becoming addicted.  So how can test if you’re addicted to not?  Check out these signs of Vicodin addiction here.  And let us know if you need help by posting below.

Reference sources: San Diego Community College Drug Use Abuse Prevention pages
National Institute on Drug Abuse’s prescription drug overview
About the author
Lee Weber is a published author, medical writer, and woman in long-term recovery from addiction. Her latest book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions is set to reach university bookstores in early 2019.
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