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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  1. You folks are the reason it was rescheduled to class 2 from a 3. I was a ligitimate patient for a serious injury that almost killed me 5 years ago…and now, even with a prescription for 120 a month of 10/325’s, at the same pharmacy, I can’t get them anymore. So I quit and just suffered for the past 3 months and started drinking again. I don’t want to have to buy them on the street, and I could lose my job without the prescription. Thanks much. By the way, if you want to quit, drink Kratom tea a few times a day and you won’t have any withdrawals. I shouldn’t even be trying to help you…but it’s the truth.

  2. I snort pain pill and when I try to stop I get bad migraines so bad I went to the hospital what can I use to stop please help

  3. At such low levels you won’t know hard-core withdrawals. I have legally prescribed dose of 10/325, 2 pills 6x a day. They are useless in treating my pain, as was oxycontin and morphine, both prescribed in addition to the standard vicodin mentioned before. So l gave up the last two. I cannot let go of the vicodin outright and would LOVE to! If I go more than 12 hours without a single pill, my legs go crazy restless, and that’s only the start. Do yourself a favor, dont do it. It really isnt worth it. Seriously quit now .. not only is this useless for my ailments, it almost destroyed my marriage when my spouse became addicted.

  4. I have been on vicoden for the last 3 years… when i dont have them i cant move eat BACICLY im use less… chills headach fever all the norm… i dont take them orally i snort.. i feel works best for me…. bit from long term use of them that way i now have permanant pain in my teeth jaw and right side of face that swells so bad i cant see if i dont snort. Although some people like to snort i recomend dont because its a worss detox and causes horrable pain in the long run……. stop while you can

  5. u will be good as long as u dont ever step up to roxys or oc which r now op’s. ur tolerence will go sky high and its never been the same! But as long as u r taking vicoden the withdrawl isnt that bad . if u have to take them as soon as u wake stop for a couple days really like a week then start again u will feel more off them. they always gave me energy. withdrawl off of more hardcore is way way worse. and yes, there is a good non narcotic they came up with a lil over a year ago u can take a couple to take the pain of withdrawls away tremadol or ultram. same thing, but i would stick with the viks they r worth something at least OH AND U SHOULD BE ABLE TO GET THE NON NARCOTICS ON THE STREET $0.50 TO $1 AT MOST BUT THEY WILL HELP U STILL GET HIGH OFF THEM TOO WITH LIKE AT LEAST 3.

  6. I have been taking 750mg Vicodin 3x a day for past 7 months. I take with coffee at work and when I get off I take with marijuana. I have felt dizziness an confusion as a side effect but so far that’s all. I was just curious about effects an found this site. What other kinds of pain meds are there that are NOT a narcotic?

  7. I’ve been in the same situation. They are hard to stop taking because they are very addictive, the withdrawal symptoms won’t kill you. I was taking 3 750s a day for almost a year, and the withdrawal was like having a mild flu…you’ll be probably nauseous, have diahreah, and probably be achy and have headaches for a week, but you’ll live. My recommendation is to wean yourself off. if you can start taking 1 a day instead of 3 it will keep it in your system so you won’t get sick, then cut down to a half for a few days, which should help.

  8. I have been taking vicodins recreationally for the past year. I would take them for 2 days n then take a couple of days off. But for the past month I have been eating three 500/5mg everyday. I keep reading these horror stories on these blogs how hard they are 2 get off of. I am scared 2 stop taking them. Will I expidrence this? Help!!!

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