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Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more


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How long do you have to take hydrocodone to get withdrawal symptoms?

How long do you have to take hydrocodone to get  withdrawal symptoms?

Hydrocodone: It differs for different people. Some folks are genetically more susceptible to get opioid addiction than others and it may only take 2-3 weeks for someone whereas in others it may take a few months. If you are having troubles weaning yourself of it, please seek help. ...Read more

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What is the best way to wean off of 10mg of hydrocodone a day? I have been on it for about 10 months and do not want to have any withdrawal symptoms

What is the best way to wean off of 10mg of hydrocodone a day?  I have been on it for  about 10 months and do not want to have any withdrawal symptoms

Take fewer per day: You can wean yourself by taking fewer pills per day and see the effect. Talk to your doctor who prescribes these meds. Most doctors would like to see their patients get off these meds... There are alternatives to opioids for pain control. Good luck. ...Read more

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Any tips to how to over come withdrawal symptoms from norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Any tips to how to over come withdrawal symptoms from  norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Buprenorphine helps: Ask your physician about using Buprenorphine for detoxification and/or maintenance. You may need referral to a specialist who prescribes this medication. Also consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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What are some tried and true ways to get off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and how long will the withdrawal symptoms last?

What are some tried and true ways to get off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and how long will the withdrawal symptoms last?

Withdrawl: The best way to get off narcotics short term is to taper or reduce dose slowly over days. The larger the dose and the longer the time taking it will make withdrawal a more difficult task. You may require professional help and treatment of side effects through the weaning process. ...Read more

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What is the best way to wean off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and to avoid withdrawal symptoms?

Professional help: Seek the help of a physician who knows how to detox people from opiates. A very good alternative is to stop the Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) ( hydrocodone/ apap), and start Suboxone or subatec. These medications block the withdrawal symptoms without giving one a " high". After a period of time, one weans off the soboxone/ subatec. There are other methods, such as methadone, Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) taper, & meds that target withdrawal sx. ...Read more

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Withdrawal Symptoms (Definition)

Withdrawal symptoms are physical or psychological sx's which can occur when a person ceases to use a substance that they are addicted to. Possible examples might include: nausea, vomiting, anxiety, insomnia, ...Read more