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4 Dependence on Vicodin

Dependence on Vicodin

November 15th, 2012

Are you worried about becoming dependent on Vicodin? While your body may develop dependence on hydrocodone in 2-3 weeks, this does not mean that you are addicted to Vicodin. More on the distinction between Vicodin dependence and addiction here.

16 How to stop taking Vicodin

How to stop taking Vicodin

October 29th, 2012

When you stop taking Vicodin, follow your doctor’s instructions to reduce by 10% daily, 20% every 3-5 days and then 25% every week. Tapering from Vicodin should be completed over a four (4) week period. More here on how to stop taking Vicodin, plus a section at the end for your questions.

10 Tolerance to Vicodin

Tolerance to Vicodin

September 16th, 2012

You can develop tolerance to Vicodin (hydrocodone) within in a month of taking it. Tolerance to Vicodin does not necessarily mean you are addicted to Vicodin. More on the distinction between physical dependence, tolerance and Vicodin addiction here.

12 What are Vicodin withdrawal symptoms?

What are Vicodin withdrawal symptoms?

August 7th, 2012

Common Vicodin withdrawal symptoms can appear a few hours after your last dose of Vicodin and may include: diarrhea, stomach pain, sweating, and chills. More here on Vicodin withdrawal symptoms, including how long you can expect symptoms to last.

5 Smoking Vicodin

Smoking Vicodin

August 1st, 2012

What does smoking Vicodin do to you? An ineffective high, smoked Vicodin can result in irritation of the eyes, respiratory system, and lungs. Just how safe is smoking Vicodin? We review here.

10 How does Vicodin work?

How does Vicodin work?

June 16th, 2012

Vicodin works by changing how the brain and body perceive pain. Vicodin affects the brain via hydrocodone, an opioid agonist. More here on how fast Vicodin works and for how long. Plus, what you can do to make Vicodin work better.

21 Can you overdose (OD) on Vicodin?

Can you overdose (OD) on Vicodin?

June 9th, 2012

Yes, you can overdose on Vicodin because of the acetaminophen it contains. More on what happens when you OD on Vicodin, acetaminophen poisoning, and safe doses of Vicodin here.

7 How is Vicodin prescribed?

How is Vicodin prescribed?

May 25th, 2012

Vicodin is prescribed in three strengths as an opiate medication used to help manage pain. More on Vicodin dosage, cost, and prescriptions here.

13 How long does Vicodin last?

How long does Vicodin last?

May 18th, 2012

The effects of Vicodin last for about 4-6 hours. More on how long Vicodin stays in the body, as well the effects of taking Vicodin to get high here. More on Vicodin dosing and dangers.

38 Mixing Vicodin with Alcohol

Mixing Vicodin with Alcohol

April 26th, 2012

Mixing Vicodin and alcohol can intensify a Vicodin high. But it can also cause your heart and breathing rates to slow down. Enough to lose consciousness, overdose, or die. More here on harms and warnings for mixing Vicodin with alcohol.

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