Vicodin - antitussive and analgesic drug.Each tablet contains drug acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate.The drug is available in various dosage forms and in various forms - as in capsules as well as syrup.

Operating principle

Vicodin, as well as codeine, can form a dangerous addiction.If long-term use at high doses hydrocodone can be influenced by a weak euphoria and later addiction to the drug.Overdose is fraught with headaches, dry mouth, general weakness, the patient begins to pull to sleep.

Symptoms such as codeine and poisoning.Reception 5-10 mg Vicodin is equivalent to receiving 60 mg of morphine.In recent years, the production and distribution of the drug has increased substantially, and the same can be said about the illegal use.It refers to a dangerous class of opiates and belongs to the second list of narcotic drugs.

dependence and tolerance

hydrocodone different tolerance, t. E. To achieve the effect of euphoria every time need to increase the dose of the drug.A person becomes physically and psychologically dependent on Vicodin.Addiction is due to a derivative product of codeine.In case of refusal from the use of this drug the patient begins to complain of a runny nose, yawning, lacrimation, colic, nausea, vomiting, profuse sweating and loss of appetite.In addition, there is a mental disorder, a person angry, his torment panic attacks.Since

to achieve the effect of narcotic intoxication is required to constantly increase the dose, and Vicodin contains strictly fixed combination of substances, the use of more and more of the drug leads to overdose.In the United States each year die from an overdose of Vicodin 500 inhabitants, 45 thousand are treated in hospital.

Overdose symptoms associated with spasms of limbs, breathing problems, dizziness, weakness, fainting, fatigue, coma, confusion, narrowing of the pupils, nausea, vomiting, sweating and cooling of the skin.Side effects are similar to symptoms of overdose: a person feels weakness, dizziness, nausea, cramping his torment, itching, yellowing of the cornea may be the eyes and ringing in the ears.