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To what extent does hydrocodone affect you?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 49 years experience
Depends: How much we talking about? If a person takes a vicodin every blue moon because of a headache or sprained ankle, it will reduce pain without essentially any other problems. If you are taking 3 tabs five times a day you will be dependent on hydrocodone, and the tylenol (acetaminophen) may be at a level damaging your liver. Dependence is not addiction, but can lead to it, and means you have to be tapered off it.

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