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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Hydrocodone Overdose

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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

Hydrocodone Overdose (Definition)

An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. O/D symptoms may include: Pinpoint pupils, Constipation, Nausea, Spasms (pain) of the stomach or intestinal tract, Vomiting, Low blood pressure, Weak pulse, Coma (unresponsiveness), Drowsiness, Possible seizures, Difficulty breathing, Slow breathing that requires more effort, ...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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What is the definition or description of: Hydrocodone overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Hydrocodone overdose?

Hydrocodone overdose: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. O/D symptoms may include: Pinpoint pupils, Constipation, Nausea,
Spasms (pain) of the stomach or intestinal tract,
Vomiting, Low blood pressure, Weak pulse,
Coma (unresponsiveness), Drowsiness, Possible seizures, Difficulty breathing, Slow breathing that requires more effort, Shallow breathing, No breathing" ...Read more

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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

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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 quantity of hydrocodone should I take to overdose?

You shouldn't.: Get help. Get help now. Have a friend or relative drive you to the nearest er or call 911 for transport. An od is not the answer. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Ideas? What medicine has hydrocodone in it?

Ideas? What medicine has hydrocodone in it?

There are many: There are many formulations that contain hydrocodone (vicodin, xodol, norco) and other meds along with it. ...Read more

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Will hydrocodone show up on the 5 panel drug test?

Will hydrocodone show up on the 5 panel drug test?

Definitely, yes: Hydrocodone is an opioid. The 5 panel drug screen is a screen for five classes of drugs and opioids are included. Other drugs in this group: morphine, codeine, fentanyl and its derivatives, oxycodone, methadone, heroin and meperidine. Talk to your physician if any concerns. ...Read more

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Is there a stronger pain medicine than hydrocodone?

Is there a stronger pain medicine than hydrocodone?

Yes: Oxycododone. And there are other formulations that have differing strengths. ...Read more

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How long. Does. Hydrocodone. Show up in a drug test?

How long. Does. Hydrocodone. Show up in a drug test?

1-2 days: Hydrocodone will usually take 1 - 2 days to clear from a urine test. After 2 days, it will be negative more than 95% of the time. This includes the parent drug as well asthe secondary metablites. ...Read more

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Will hydrocodone show up in a 10 panel drug test after 21 days?

Doctors and Ethics: I am sorry but not one of the physicians on health tap are here to help beat a drug testing process. You are asking us to break our code of ethics or the Hippocratic oath. We are here to promote health. And in this situation that means promote being clean and sober and finding a solution to the disease of addiction. ...Read more

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Are there advantages between different hydrocodone cough medicines?

Are there advantages between different hydrocodone cough medicines?

Yes, but...: Opiate medicines such as hydrocodone come as proprietary preparations, some elixers, some tablets. For a cough, and it has been shown many times that opiates work on the central nervous system to reduce coughing reflex, are sometimes mixed with Acetaminophen (linked with liver toxicity) and sometimes with other "cold" remedies. These are seriously addictive meds and should be used very sparingly. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drive after taking medicine that contains hydrocodone?

No: I tell my patients to "not drive or operate heavy machinery" after taking any sedating medications. Many people have gotten duis with no alcohol in the system if they are visibly impaired from even prescribed medications. ...Read more

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What kind of system cleanouts for drug test are good for hydrocodone?

What kind of system cleanouts for drug test are good for hydrocodone?

None: You should attempt to stop taking the drug. This is the best solution, don't try beating a test. Seek help, stop using if not for prescribed reasons. ...Read more

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Can a drug test differentiate between hydrocodone 10-325 and hydrocodone 10-60?

No: The two medications you mentioned have the same amount of narcotic. The difference is with the no-steroidal anti inflammatory agent that is added. ...Read more

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If I take hydrocodone at 3 am in the morning wed will it show up on a drug test thursday?

Yes: If this has already happened, tough luck. You are busted. If it hasn't, don't. No doctor on here is going to help you beat a drug test. That is not the practice of medicine, it is unlawful and unethical to aid and abet someone in screwing up a lab test - any lab test. Get help if you have a drug problem. If you don't, stop before you do, which in my guess will be soon enough. ...Read more

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I took 11 hydrocodone pills over a three day span. I stopped for 8 days and had a urinanalysis test specifically for that drug. How good are my odds?

I took 11 hydrocodone pills over a three day span. I stopped for 8 days and had a urinanalysis test specifically for that drug. How good are my odds?

By routine test NO: Normally eliminated in 2 to 4 days, may be in in 7 days. Routine urine analysis may nor show in 11 days but other means (hair etc) can be detected up to 3 months. If you are taking for recreation purposed (non Rx ed) you are test is for job, etc you are committing perjury and is a crime will hunt you for the rest your life. ...Read more

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Can you overdose on hydrocodones and benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Yes: That is possible. Call 1-800-222-1222 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to reach any poison control center in the United States. You will be connected with an expert who will direct you how to proceed. Please have all product information available when you call. ...Read more

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What are the effects of a hydrocodone and lyrica (pregabalin) overdose?

Depressed breathing: Which can ultimately lead to coma, brain damage and death. This is mostly from the hydrocodone, but Lyrica (pregabalin) has sedative effects and will contribute to it. In addition, almost all hydrocodone containing pills have acetaminophen (tylenol) in them, and tylenol overdose can cause massive liver failure and death as well. If you are thinking about this, call your doctor or a suicide hotline immediately ...Read more

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Is hydrocodone the best pain medicine for seniors?

Hydrocodone: There is no such thing as "the best medicine". Medications are always selected by doctors based on their evaluation and assessment of the problem. Medication treatment is then tailored to this. Also doctors will dose according to the end they want to have. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to overdose on hydrocodone?

Yes: And more than that, you can very much hurt yourself with the tylenol (acetaminophen) that is in most medications containing hydrocodone. If you are thinking about doing this, get some help, from your primary care provider, from an emergency department or from a suicide hotline. The Samaritans are in every area and you can find their local number through 411 or online. Opioid overdose is a major killer in US. ...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


Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more