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How long could it take before permanent damage occurs with a hydrocodone overdose?

How long could it take before permanent damage occurs with a hydrocodone overdose?

Not from Hydrocodone: Just remember that most preparations of hydrocodone contain tylenol (acetaminophen) that can become toxic with high doses.Some individual show evidence of toxicity in as little as three weeks at 4000mg a day of tylenol. ...Read more

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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What are the tests for hydrocodone overdose?

What are the tests for hydrocodone overdose?

No specific: Patient must be monitored for insufficient breathing and liver damage. Treatment is based upon the patient's status. ...Read more

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How much liquid cough medicine with hydrocodone can cause an overdose?

How much liquid cough medicine with hydrocodone can cause an overdose?

It depends: Overdose of any drug including narcotics depends on amount of dose, tolerance to the drug, weight of the patient, etc. Always take medications as instructed by the doctor. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hydrocodone overdose?

What is the treatment for hydrocodone overdose?

Hydrocodone overdose: Overdose of any painkiller is a very serious condition..Overdosing with painkillers can lead to respiratory depression causing your nervous system to stop breathing and death . If you have overdose and a lucky and somebody has found you on time treatment is done in the emergency room where the dose of Naloxone usually given along with other measures and diagnostic workup. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hydrocodone overdose?

No specific: Patient must be monitored for insufficient breathing and liver damage. Treatment is based upon the patient's status. ...Read more

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How long could it take before permanent damage occurs with a hydrocodone overdose?

Not from Hydrocodone: Just remember that most preparations of hydrocodone contain tylenol (acetaminophen) that can become toxic with high doses.Some individual show evidence of toxicity in as little as three weeks at 4000mg a day of tylenol. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for hydrocodone overdose?

Hydrocodone overdose: Overdose of any painkiller is a very serious condition..Overdosing with painkillers can lead to respiratory depression causing your nervous system to stop breathing and death . If you have overdose and a lucky and somebody has found you on time treatment is done in the emergency room where the dose of Naloxone usually given along with other measures and diagnostic workup. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) overdose?

Supportive care: You need to go to the er immediately. You will likely need gastric lavage with charcoal to eliminate any undigested pills. You will need supportive care for circulatory and respiratory issues. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) overdose?

What is the treatment for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) overdose?

Opioid overdose: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a combination of the two analgesic drugs Acetaminophen and hydrocodone. So an overdose of Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) must be treated as an overdose of both drugs requiring two separate antidotes. The overdose antidote for hydrocodone is Naloxone and the antidote for Acetaminophen is n-acetylcysteine. ...Read more

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Overdose (Definition)

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