What are the side effects of hydrocodone?

Several. Hydrocone produces tolerance (the need for greater doses to achieve the same effects). They decrease your pain tolerance (opioid induced hyperalgesia). They lead to constipation, and reduced testosterone levels. But addiction is a disease. Alcohol doesn't cause addiction. Cigarettes don't. Either. Most people who take narcotics do not become addicts.

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What are the side effects of using norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) The same as with any other hydrocodone medication. Nausea, constipation, a liking for the medications, issues related to the acetaminophen. Be aware that this medication may also cause drowsiness as well. Read more...
Several effects. Norco is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Other trade names are vicodin and lorcet. Side effects of hydrocodone are similar to other narcotic pain medications: nausea, constipation, development of tolerance if used for prolonged periods. Acetaminophen has few side effects, but can lead to liver damage or liver failure if taken in excessive quantities over a short time. Read more...

What side effects exist from taking hydrocodone pills?

Those of any opioid. The main complication of using opioids is constipation, which can be reduced by using stool softeners (colace, surfak) while taking them. Decreased bladder contraction with urinary retention can occur, as well as increased sweating, swelling in the extremities (edema). In higher doses, respiratory depression, coma and death. The Tylenol, (acetaminophen) in excessive doses, can cause liver damage. Read more...