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How dangerous is it to take 7 hydrocodones?

How dangerous is it to take 7 hydrocodones?

At once? Dangerous!: Do not take any narcotics except as prescribed by md. And only take them as prescribed by md. 7 hydrocodones at once can be dangerous. Always check with your md!

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 much hydrocodone is too much?

How much hydrocodone is too much?

Varies: Any amount in excess of that required to reduce pain to an acceptable level or which produces unacceptable side effects is too much.

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Would hydrocodone make me "loopy"?

Yes: It certainly can. Be cautious with any opioid as the entire class can cause some form of sedation or cognitive change.

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Why does hydrocodone ease my pain?

Why does hydrocodone ease my pain?

Stimulates receptors: There are chemicals in our body that are similar to all "opiates" and there are receptors in our brain that recognize the presence of these chemicals. When either natural "neurotransmitters" or drugs like hydrocodone are present these receptors cause a decreased awareness of the sensation of pain being sent by nerves which are present specifically to signal pain / injury.

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How harmful is hydrocodone for you?

It is not if used: Correctly and for the appropriate pain and at appropriate levels. It is a fairly "clean" medication to treat pain if used correctly and for short term. Over long term, the addiction potential is strong.

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Could you mix tramado and hydrocodone?

Could you mix tramado and hydrocodone?

Dangerous practice: Opiate medications mixed together increase the risk of opiate overdose, which may be fatal.

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Why is it that hydrocodone feels so good?

Endorphins: We have built-in opioids that our bodies/brains produce when we are in pain, when we exercise and when we are stressed - they are called endorphins and enkephalins. They act on opioid receptors and reduce pain, give us energy, make us feel good. Opioid drugs do the same thing, especially when we take them in doses that are hundreds of times more than our body makes.

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Please describe the medication: hydrocodone?

Please describe the medication: hydrocodone?

Narcotic: 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 binding to opioid receptors.

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What is the strongest hydrocodone pill for pain?

What is the strongest hydrocodone pill for pain?

Hydrocodone: Hydrocodone with Acetaminophen (lortab/vicodin/norco) highest is 10mg per tablet. Hydrocodone alone is available as Hysingla ER highest dose 120mg and this is one tab per day.

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What is stronger, hydrocodone 7.5/325 or 7.5/500?

What is stronger, hydrocodone 7.5/325 or 7.5/500?

Hydrocodone: This is the combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. They have the same amount of hydrocodone. The only difference is the Acetaminophen amount.

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What should someone do if overdosed on hydrocodone?

What do you mean?: True overdose, causing life-threatening symptoms of respiratory depression, low blood oxygenation, etc. Is a medical emergency and the patient should be taken care of in the er. Call 911. A "relative overdosage" causing nausea, dizziness, sleepiness, etc. Will probably pass on its own if you were not able to obtain medical care.

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I feel like I took too much hydrocodone please help?

Call 911 if you: Believe you have taken an overdose of medication.

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I too to much hydrocodone I think. What should I do?

911, in worst case: Narcotic overdose can kill you. This is not to scare you though - it very much depends on how many pill you took and how long you have been waiting for an answer, your size, tolerance etc. The safest to discuss your exact circumstances with the medical professional, to avoid life- threatening complications.

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I was wondering what are the green speckles in hydrocodone?

Medication: The green speckles that you observe in your medication is manufacturer dependent. Similar chemical structures come in different packages.

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How many milligrams are in hydrocodone 7.5-325, 5-325, and 5-500?

Hydrocodone/Apap: The first number is the amount of hydrocodone in each tablet, so 7.5 mg, 5 mg, and 5 mg, and the second number is the amount of Acetaminophen (tylenol) in each tablet, so 325 mg or 500 mg.

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Is hydrocodone a triptan?

Is hydrocodone a triptan?

No, a narcotic: Hydrocodone is a narcotic, not a triptan. Triptans are actually quite effective for migraines, while hydrocodone is much more prone to causing a medication overuse headache.

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Is hydrocodone an illicit drug?

Only on the Streets: Hydrocodone is a bona fide drug used in pain management in legitimate medical settings. However, it is a controlled substance because of its propensity to be habituating and thus abused for its narcotic effect. It is an illicit drug if its use by a specific user is not backed by a legitimate prescription and its acquisition is not from a legitimate pharmacy.

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