Vicodin Includes A Mixture Of Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen
Opioid pain medicines is known as Hydrocodone. Narcotic is another name of Opioid. The increase in the impacts of hydrocodone is due to less effective pain killer called Acetaminophen.
For the relief of moderate to moderately dangerous pain, Vicodin tablets are used. Vicodin may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Your breathing state can be slow or end due to Hydrocodone. This medication should not be used for longer than the advised period, or in larger doses than advised. Narcotic pain prescription can be addictive, even when taken at normal doses. Don't try to share Vicodin with anyone, most importantly with those who has a past record of drug compulsion and misuse. The drug should be stored in a place where others can't get to it.
THE ABUSE OF MEDICATION THAT IS NARCOTIC CAN RESULT IN OVERDOSE, ADDICTION, OR DEATH, particularly when it is used by a child or someone else who is was not prescribed to.
It's not advisable to take Vicodin if you have taken any MAO inhibitor within the past 14 days, like methylene blue injection, phenelzine, isocarboxazid, selegiline, rasagiline, linezolid, or tranylcypromine.
Try not to take a greater amount of Vicodin than is suggested. Your can be damaged or you may be led to death due to an overdose of acetaminophen. Without hesitation, consult a doctor if you experience clay-coloured stools, dark urine, itching, pain in the upper abdominal area, or jaundice (yellow coloured eyes or skin).
If you have skin redness or a rash that spreads and causes blistering and peeling then stop taking Vicodin and call your doctor right away.
Before Taking This Medicine
If you are allergic to acetaminophen (Tylenol) or hydrocodone, or if you have recently used tranquilizers, sedatives, alcohol, or other narcotic medications then you should not use Vicodin.
If you have made use of a MAO inhibitor in the past two weeks, do not take this medication. It is possible for a hazardous interaction of drugs to happen. MAO inhibitors may be any of the following tranylcypromine, isocarboxazid, selegiline, linezolid, rasagiline, and phenelzine.
Serotonin Syndrome is when few medicines combined with hydrocodone and leads to severe problems. Make sure to inform your doctor if you also take medicine for Parkinson's disease, serious infections, mental illness, depression, migraines headaches, or prevention of nausea and vomiting. Remember to ask doctor when to take medicines before he/she changes your medicines.
- You can determine Vicodin is ok for you if you tell your specialist that you
- If you use a sedative like Valium (alprazolam, Versed, Klonopin, diazepam, Restoril, lorazepam, Tranxene, Xanax, and others).
- breathing issues like asthma, COPD, sleep apnoea or
- previous history of a stroke, brain tumour, or head injury;
- hypotension, or any case of dehydration;
- kidney sickness;
- diarrhoea, inflammatory bowel disease, bowel obstruction, severe constipation;
- when you have background of drug compulsion or liquor abuse
- liver complications such as cirrhosis or if you take more than 3 alcoholic drinks in a day;
Breathing problem is more likely to appear by the use of Vicodin in older adults and people who are seriously ill, malnourished, or otherwise debilitated.
The use of narcotic prescriptions during pregnancy can cause your baby to develop reliance on the drug. Life-threatening withdrawal symptoms can be caused in the baby after it is born. Babies who are born with dependency on addictive medications may require medical care for a number of weeks. Inform your physician if you are currently pregnant or if you have any plans of conceiving.
Breast milk can be contaminated with Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone, and this can have adverse effects on a nursing baby.
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How Vicodin Should Be Taken
Take Vicodin precisely as endorsed. The prescription label includes directions which should be followed. Your liver will be effected with overdose.
Let your doctor know if the medicine seems to stop working as well in relieving your pain.
Selling or giving away Vicodin is illicit.
If you require to undergo a surgery or therapeutic tests, inform the specialist early that you are utilizing this pharmaceutical. For small time period, you may need to quit utilizing the medicines. Try not to quit utilizing Vicodin all of a sudden after a prolonged utilisation as it can result in repulsive withdrawal indications. Consult your doctor on how to safely quit taking Vicodin.
Place at room temperature far from dampness and heat. Keep in mind the amount of medication you've taken including those from newly-purchased ones.
You should always be able to tell if someone is taking your medicine improperly or when it is not prescribed because Hydrocodone is a drug that is commonly misused. Continuously check your container to ensure you have gotten the right pills (same brand and sort) of medicine endorsed by your specialist.
What Happens If A Dose Is Missed?
You may never have a specific dosage plan because Vicodin should be taken when necessary. If you miss the dose, then take it immediately. If it is almost time for you next scheduled dose then skip the missed dose. Never try to take the missed dose with the next scheduled dose.
What Takes Place When An Overdose Occurs
An overdose of acetaminophen and hydrocodone can be lethal. Confusion, weakness, excessive sweating, vomiting, nausea, no appetite, and abdominal pain are initial signs of an Acetaminophen overdose. Subsequent signs may involve abdominal pain, dark urine, and jaundice (yellowish discolouration of skin or eyes).
Other signs of overdose can as well include excessive sleepiness, constricted pupils, cold and clammy skin, muscular weakness, fainting, blue lips, weak pulse, bradycardia, coma, shallow or shortness of breath.
What Should I Avoid While Taking Vicodin?
Vicodin may debilitate your reasoning or responses. Do not operate or drive any machinery until you are aware of how Vicodin impacts you. Dizziness or extreme sleepiness can bring about falls or different mischances.
Consult your physician or a pharmacist prior to taking any other prescriptions to address sleep, cold, allergy, or pain. APAP is the acronym of Acetaminophen, included many medicines. When you make certain item together then you get an excess of acetaminophen which can prompt to a lethal overdose. Always inspect the label to determine if a medication has acetaminophen or APAP in it.
Try to keep away from drinking liquor Because whilst taking Acetaminophen it can increase the chances of severe liver damage.
Secure emergency assistance once you experience any indication of Vicodin allergic reaction such as breathing complications, hives, swollen face, lips, throat or tongue. In unusual situations, acetaminophen may result in extreme skin reaction which can be life-threatening. Such issues happen regardless of the possibility that you have taken acetaminophen in the past and had no response. When you experience rashes which causes peeling and rankling or redness on skin, then stop taking Vicodin right away and call you specialists. If you are prone such severe response, you ought to never again take any medication that contains acetaminophen.
- If you feel any of these reaction, contact your doctor
- shallow breathing, moderate pulse;
- feeling of dizziness, one where you are likely to pass out;
- unusual behaviour or thoughts, or confusion;
- bleeding or bruising that happens easily;
- impotency, missed menstrual periods;
- weakness, sexual issues, loss of enthusiasm for sex;
- Liver issues - sickness, upper stomach pain, tingling, loss of craving, dark pee, dirt coloured stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
- drop in cortisol levels - nausea, light-headedness, vomiting, changes in appetite, worsening weakness or fatigue.
Obtain medical treatment immediately if you have signs of serotonin syndrome, like Nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, muscle stiffness, twitching, lack of coordination, increased heart rate, sweating, shivering, agitation, hallucinations, or fever.
- Normal Vicodin reactions include
- tiredness, migraine; annoyed stomach, constipation; obscured vision; or dry mouth.
Call your specialist for getting immediate treatment for reactions.
Other drugs that become combined with Narcotic (Opioid) medicine can result in severe side effects or even fatality.