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What are the tests for vicodin overdose?

What are the tests for vicodin overdose?

No test: Overdose symptoms can be attributed to both the hydrocodone and Acetaminophen components of vicodin. Excess hydrocodone can cause a slowed heart rate, low blood pressure, difficult breathing, cold and clammy skin, extreme drowsiness which can progress to coma, cardiac arrest and death.Excess Acetaminophen can cause dark urine, yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, low blood sugar. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

Hydrocodone|acetaminophen is a narcotic combination for pain which is a ...Read more


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What is the treatment for vicodin overdose?

See MD: Treatment is off the symptoms includidng nausea, vomiting, sedation, respiratory collapse and circulatory failure. ...Read more

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What are the tests for vicodin overdose?

No test: Overdose symptoms can be attributed to both the hydrocodone and Acetaminophen components of vicodin. Excess hydrocodone can cause a slowed heart rate, low blood pressure, difficult breathing, cold and clammy skin, extreme drowsiness which can progress to coma, cardiac arrest and death.Excess Acetaminophen can cause dark urine, yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, low blood sugar. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vicodin overdose?

See MD: Treatment is off the symptoms includidng nausea, vomiting, sedation, respiratory collapse and circulatory failure. ...Read more

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How many vicodin can you take in one night without overdosing?

How many vicodin can you take in one night without overdosing?

Acetaminophen: The real issue is the amount of Acetaminophen you take. Textbooks claim a maximum daily dose of 4000 mg. I have seen liver damage done with far less. I would suggest you keep the Acetaminophen intake to no more than 2500 mg. 5 mg vicodin has 5oo mg of Acetaminophen pertablet, vicodin es has 750 mg and vicoden hp (10 mg) has 660 mg. ...Read more

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What does vicodin do to the body? What should you do if you overdose?

What does vicodin do to the body? What should you do if you overdose?

Call 911/narcan: Vicodin contains the opiate hydrocodone and tylenol (acetaminophen). opiates bind the Mu pain receptor. Major concern with overdose is that breathing can stop. if OD suspected, call 911 immediately. Some states are passing laws to have Narcan available which competes with opiates at the receptor to help reverse the effect (would put person in near immediate opiate withdrawal though but better than death) ...Read more

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An overdose of a bottle of vicodin combined with a bottle of vodka and aspirin. How can one recover from this?

An overdose of a bottle of vicodin combined with a bottle of vodka and aspirin. How can one recover from this?

Do not understand: We do not provide advice to help harm yourself or others. Please seek help or emergent care if you are concerned about harming yourself or others. ...Read more

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What is the max vicodin dosage?

What is the max vicodin dosage?

Why?: Why do you need the max vicodin dosage? Why do you need any vicodin . Find a doctor that can find out your problem rather that throw more pain med after a symptom without correcting the underlying problem./. ...Read more

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Hw much vicodin is safe to take?

The amount that: your doctor prescribes. The FDA now has ordered that medication combinations containing acetaminophen not have more than 325 mg per tablet. Generally, one to two tablets three to four times a day is safe for a limited time. Using for longer periods of time or in higher doses can be dangerous and lead to physical dependency, addiction and other problems, including liver problems from the tylenol. ...Read more

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What amount vicodin should I take?

What does it say: on your prescription? And, if you DON'T have a prescription, then the proper amount would be none. The therapeutic dose of hydrocodone is between 5 and 15 mg, usually combined with 325 mg of Acetaminophen (tylenol) in each tablet. A typical tablet contains 7.5 mg of hydrocodone, and 1-2 is the usual dose, depending on severity of pain and the level of tolerance of the individual. ...Read more

Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more