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A 31-year-old member asked:

What are some common side effects of vicodin?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
See below: All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome when using hydrocodone: constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; flushing; light-headedness; nausea; vomiting.
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A 33-year-old member asked:

Which are the most common side effects of vicoden?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
There are plenty: The most common: lightheadedness, dizziness, sedation, nausea, and vomiting. Also drowsiness, constipation, breathing depress and impair thinking. Mental and physical dependence can occur if used for a long period, but are unlikely when used for short-term acute pain relief.
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Vicodin side effects?

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Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management 20 years experience
Multiple: There are many possible side effects including itching, sleepiness, constipation, dizziness, confusion and urinary retention.
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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of vicodin and how long do they last after your dose?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
See below: Nausea, vomiting, constipation, feeling sleepy. They will in general get better over time. They last as long as the medicine is in your system ( 4-6 hours).
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of vicodin?

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Dr. Craig Cohen
Emergency Medicine 26 years experience
Constipation, & more: More serious side effects are tolerance, dependence, and overdose causing respiratory depression (alone, or with other depressants like muscle relaxants, or alcohol). The expected constipation is commonly offset by use of stool softeners.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

Side effects of vicodin for chronic pain?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
The biggest problem: Is that as you use this regularly, the pain is magnfied during those periods the drug wearing off(3-4 hrs later) . This adds to and perpetuates baseline pain.
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 28 years experience
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome when using Vicodin: Blurred vision; constipation; difficulty breathing; dizziness; drowsiness; flushing; lightheadedness; mental/mood changes; nausea; vomiting.
Jun 25, 2012
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 36 years experience
Provided original answer
Long acting agents are a better alternative but your question cannot be answered easily without a more complete assessment oh how a patient gets to be in chronic severe pain
Jun 26, 2012

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