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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 27 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 38-year-old member asked:

How long can the negative side effects of vicodin last?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Variable: If you mean constipation, nausea and feeling sleepy usually this gets better after a few weeks. Make sure you take the medication with food on your stomach. Make sure that you get enough to drink so that you don't get dehydrated and worsen the adverse effects. Use a stool softener if needed.
A 33-year-old member asked:

Which are the most common side effects of vicoden?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 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.
A 38-year-old member asked:

Vicodin side effects?

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Dr. Mehul Desai
Pain Management 19 years experience
Multiple: There are many possible side effects including itching, sleepiness, constipation, dizziness, confusion and urinary retention.
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 27 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).
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of vicodin?

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Dr. Craig Cohen
Emergency Medicine 25 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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