Vicodin Addiction

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Frequently asked questions

Is Vicodin addictive?

Vicodin, like any opioid pain reliever, can be addictive and some people develop a tolerance to it.

How does Vicodin work?

Vicodin is a semi-synthetic opioid that attaches to opioid receptors to offer pain relief for those suffering from moderate to severe pain.

Is Vicodin a controlled substance?

Yes, and it's one of the most widely prescribed opioids.

What’s the difference between Vicodin and Percocet?

Vicodin is made up of hydrocodone and acetaminophen, whereas Percocet is made up of oxycodone and acetaminophen.

How long do Vicodin’s effects last?

Vicodin can provide pain relief for up to six hours.

What are the potential risks of Vicodin abuse on the liver?

One of the negative consequences of Vicodin abuse is liver damage or failure induced by the drug's acetaminophen. Acetaminophen doses of 4,000 mg or more per day are common in cases of liver injury.

What does Vicodin addiction look like?

When a person suffers from Vicodin addiction rather than just tolerance, the psychological compulsiveness associated with addiction exacerbates withdrawal symptoms. The individual must conquer both the psychological and physical craving for the drug. Physical symptoms may become more difficult to bear as a result of this.

Is it possible for Vicodin to interact with other medications?

Vicodin may interact with other drugs, vitamins, or herbs. These interactions can be dangerous or decrease the drug's effectiveness.

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