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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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Hydrocodone or codeine. Which is more addicting?

Hydrocodone or codeine. Which is more addicting?

Both are : Addicting and should only be used short term to treat pain unless advised otherwise by a physician. ...Read more

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What is the difference: hydrocodone vs. Codeine?

One semi-synthetic: Codeine is a naturally occurring chemical found in opium, along with morphine and papaverine. The problem is that Codeine is poorly absorbed (like morphine) and higher doses are needed for it to work, in addition it has histamine effects like sneezing, itching and GI distress. Hydrocodone adds a molecule to codeine, where it is better absorbed and more potent, with fewer histamine side effects. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between hydrocodone an codeine?

Is there a difference between hydrocodone an codeine?

Yes : They are different meds. Both meds are considered opioids and work on the mu receptor in different ways. Codeine gets broken down to morphine in your body to work and hydrocodone does not need to be broken down to work but it has metabolites (broken down products) that cause pain relief as well. ...Read more

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Do hydrocodone and codeine show the same on a drug test?

Do hydrocodone and codeine show the same on a drug test?

Initially : They will both usual show as opiates on the initial screen. Confirmatory testing will be more specific. ...Read more

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Could morphine, hydrocodone, codeine deteriorate my body?

Could morphine, hydrocodone, codeine deteriorate my body?

Yes,: they are all very addictive narcotics, best to avoid if possible, or short term usage, they can all cause death if overdosed. ...Read more

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Is hydromorphone related to hydrocodone and the codeine family of drugs?

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Narcotics: Hydrocodone is a minor metabolite of Codeine that is metabolized to hydromorphone hydromorphone is a minor metabolite of morphine. ...Read more

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