Prescription Drug

Evidence-based descriptions of the most popular Rx drugs and their effects. The full spectrum of prescription drug use from habit to addiction.

What is Vicodin withdrawal?

Withdrawing from Vicodin feels very much like the flu with chills, sweats, aches and pains. More on what is Vicodin with ...

Cold turkey Vicodin

Should you stop taking Vicodin cold turkey or consider a tapering schedule? Risks include negative psychological and phy ...

When does Vicodin kick in?

Vicodin kicks in about 30-60 minutes after oral ingestion. More on when Vicodin starts working and factors that influenc ...

How to withdraw from Vicodin

The safest way to withdraw from Vicodin is under a doctor's supervision. Taper Vicodin doses, and then eliminate hydroco ...

How to treat Vicodin addiction

Are you or someone you love addicted to Vicodin? Treatments for addiction include medications and behavioral interventio ...

Dependence on Vicodin

Are you worried about becoming dependent on Vicodin? While your body may develop dependence on hydrocodone in 2-3 weeks, ...

How to stop taking Vicodin

When you stop taking Vicodin, follow your doctor's instructions to reduce by 10% daily, 20% every 3-5 days and then 25% ...

Tolerance to Vicodin

You can develop tolerance to Vicodin (hydrocodone) within in a month of taking it. Tolerance to Vicodin does not necessa ...

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