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