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How Vicodin Is Bad For You
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having real bad withdrawal from vicodin and klopin. I decided to quite cold turkey. What to do?
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
Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) and vicodin together several times with no problem. This isn't a bad mix is it? Dex can increase strength of vicodin????
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