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Why is vicodin so bad?

Why is vicodin so bad?

It depends: Your question is somewhat vague. All medications when appropriately prescribed for its indication and taken as directed by a physician should not be a problem. Vicodin is hydrocodone and Acetaminophen and is indicated for moderate to severe pain. The issue is the misuse/abuse of the medication. It has the potential for physical dependence, cause respiratory depression when taken in excess & death. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Is it bad if i take two vicodin every night?

Vicodin: Is it prescribed?, for how long?, what for?. Please clarify with the prescribing doc. First. ...Read more

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Could it be bad for you to take left over vicodin pills after their needed use is expired?

Could it be bad for you to take left over vicodin pills after their needed use is expired?

Perhaps: The fact that you are taking old vicodin tells me you may be taking it for another problem that you have not seen you pcp about. Best to check with your doctor if you are having difficulties. The expire date does not necessarily mean the drug is unsafe, but it may lose potency. ...Read more

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How can giving vicodin to an alcoholic be bad?

How can giving vicodin to an alcoholic be bad?

Cross addiction: For persons with addiction to one substance the risk for addiction to any other addictive substance is much greater. , they both act in the same part of the brain where addictions lie. Nothing is 100% however i've seen multiple times, getting addicted to both, some alcoholics start a med like vicodin, then they stop alcohol as the vicodin use grows, all seems great at first, until it isnt. ...Read more

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The bottom of my chin hurts really bad!will vicodin help?

See doctor: Vicodin may help, but i would see a doctor before "just taking it". If there is an infection vicodin will help the pain but will do nothing for the cause. ...Read more

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I just took vicodin and had beer earlier. Is this bad?

Bad idea: Mixing opiods with other medications or alcohol has additive potentially harmful sedating effects. If you took one vicodin and drank one beer, probably not much of an issue, but don't make this a habit. ...Read more

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I am having real bad withdrawal from vicodin and klopin. I decided to quite cold turkey. What to do?

Get help: You will probably need medical assistance. Depending on how long, and how much Klonopin (clonazepam) toy take, you risk having a seizure. Get supervision! ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it bad to take 15-20 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) tonight if i took 50 mg of vicodin yesterday?

Can you tell me is it bad to take 15-20 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) tonight if i took 50 mg of vicodin yesterday?

Yes it would be bad: and the fact that you are asking that online rather than of the prescriber would lead me to believe that either 1) it is NOT prescribed and/or 2) you do not want the prescriber to know how much you are taking. If you had 8 Vicodin or equivalent you are also pushing the tylenol (acetaminophen) to maximum levels you should be taking. The FDA has made 5 mg the recommended dose of Ambien in women;15-20 TOO MUCH. ...Read more

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Is it bad for my heart to take vicodin and exercise at the same time?

Is it bad for my heart to take vicodin and exercise at the same time?

No.: Heart will be fine. However, it is never a good idea to drive or exercise under the influence. If you feel drugged and impaired get off the machine before you hurt yourself. ...Read more

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