Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever. Hydrocodone when administered along with doses of Acetaminophen which is a less potent pain reliever increases the action of Hydrocodone in relieving severe pain. Hydrocodone Addiction:Since Hydrocodone is a narcotic pain reliever the person using Hydrocodone may become addicted to this Drug. So,in cases of Alcohol addicts and drug abusers this drug should be used with utmost care,only by the prescription of a genuine doctor. People with history of allergy to any Drugs should let the doctor know about it. It should also be noted that Hydrocodone in combination with Acetominophen should not be used for the patients who has liver cirrhosis.
Hydrocodone addiction has become responsible in nearly 30-40% of Americans. Since this Drug is widely prescribed it is very easy to acquire Hydrocodone. Hydrocodone addicts acquire this drug by forged prescriptions,stealing and doctor-shopping. Generally Addiction to Hydrocodone can take upto 3-4 weeks of continuous usage.
The researchers say that the approximate time when the pain killer abuse went main stream was at the end of 20th century.The abuse of narcotic painkiller Hydrocone was in the form of vicodin.Many celebrities in the US were linked to Vicodin abuse.Almost 130 million prescriptions were written in 2006 for Hydrocodone.Surprisingly it is the most commonly abuse pharmaceutical and its abuse has consistently been on the rise. Today the DEA
[Drug Enforcement Agency] is very strict about controlling the usage of this medicine. Combination products containing not more 15mg of Hydrocodone are only to be prescribed. Though there are number of combination products under many names which contain Hydrocodone,the most recognizable are Vicodin,Lorcet,Norco,Lortab.
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