It’s the one of the most common and most prescribed pain relif medication in usa. It treats moderate to severe pain .As its most prescribed medication its manufactured by every big and small
Pharmacy company its comes and sold under various names and it comes in both generic and brand version.
4. Brand version:
Hydrocodone is the combination of opiod salt hydrocodone pain reliever which is narcotic and a non opiod pain reliever acetaminophen. Hydrocodone directly effects the brain makes it feel better about the pain as it numbs the brain to an extent that the pain felt by the body is less compared to the pain fealt earlier , and acetaminophen reduces the fever caused by the pain in the body .
Procedure to use this medication:
Is prescribed to treat moderate to severe pain, it should only be taken as advised by your doctor. Hydrocodone comes in two types one in extended release capsule which should be taken once in every 12 hrs and second it comes in extended release tablet which should be taken once in 24 hrs.
Either capsule or tablet it should be taken with pleanty of water , swallow the medication as soon as you put it in the mouth , donot try to taste the medication .
Is an addictive drug due to its narcoctic nature it’s normally prescribed in low dose and slowly and gradually the dose of the medication can be increased depending upon the need to control the pain. The treatment involving hydrocodone should be monitered and discussed reguluraly with the doctor.
Regular and long use of acetaminophen can damage or effect lever or digestive system.
This medication should not be crushed to snor or mixed with any other liquid to inject as it may lead to a sudden heart stroke and even death.
As it’s prescribed by the doctor, the decsion to stop using it or even incresing or decreasing the dose should be taken with the consultation of the doctor. Sudden discontinutation of the medication may lead to certain withdrawl symptoms such as restlessness, teary eyes , runny nose ,yawning , sweating , chills , muscle pain , swollen eyes, dark circles , anxiety , joint pains and cramps , stomach pain and general weakness .
1. Before taking hydrocodone:
Kindly discuss your body structure, your mental health, your medical history and family history with your doctor .As this medication is highly addictive these factors are important to decide the dose and duration to prescribe.
If you are allergic to opiods or for that matter any other substance discuss it with doctor as hydrocodone contain some inactive ingredients which may cause or develop some other allergic reactions or problems .
If you are suffering from any brain disorder, breathing problems, kidney disease, liver disease, mental dissorder even mood swings, stomach or indigestion disorder or any health issue, kindly inform your doctor this may help him to take the best decision in the intrest of your health. If you are suffering from nausea donot take this medication empty stomach, it’s rather addvised to take it during or just after the meal.If you are a diabatic then avoid taking this medication with any other form of liquid as it may increase the sugar level of your blood. If you are pregnant or breast feeding avoid taking this medication as it can effect the development of the brain and body of the infant , also it can result in developing the undesirable effects such as unusual sleepiness , difficulty in feeding or trouble in breating of the infant.
2. After taking hydrocodone:
Hydrocodone is narcotic
In nature it makes you drowsy, so your advised no to drive or operate any machinery after consuming this medication.Initially when you start taking this medication it will take time to adjust with your body , hence it will cause dizziness , light headedness, fainting . To avoid this thing your adivised to walk for 5-10 minutes after consuming it .Get out of the bed slowly, resting your feet slowly on the floor. It can also result in constipation, so discuss the diet with your doctor to go along with hydrocodone.
The first and formost side effect of hydrocodne is that it is very addictive in nature. It slowly and gradually develops its dependence resulting in the increase of the dose and in ablity of brain and body to operate without it.
Initial side effects of
Low cost hydrocodone
1. Stomach pain
2. Dry mouth
5. Back pain
6. Muscle tightening
7. Difficult , frequent, or painful urination
8. Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
9. Foot, leg, or ankle swelling
10. Uncontrollable shaking of a part of the body
Regular and prolong
Usage of hydrocodone
Can result in:
1. Chest pain
2. Agitation, hallucinations
6. Fast heartbeat
8. Severe muscle stiffness or twitching
9. Loss of coordination
11. Vomiting / diarrheal
12. Loss of appetite, weakness, or dizziness
13. Inability to get or keep an erection
14. Irregular menstruation
15. Decreased sexual desire
16. Swelling of your eyes, face, lips, tongue, or throat
18. Changes in heartbeat
21. Difficulty swallowing or breathing
Kindly consult your doctor as soon as you experince any of these symptoms.
Its higly advisable to take this medication in the precribed dosage, overdose of this medication will lead to severe health complication, coma and even death. Incase you feel any of the below symptoms kindly call 911 emergency service or visit your doctor asap. Naloxone can be given 2-3 times in a span of 20-30 minutes if the symptoms return.
1. Slowed heartbeat
3. Slowed breathing
5. Muscle weakness
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