Is hydrocodone as addictive as coedine?

Addiction. Both hydrocodone and Codeine are opioid pain medications, and are very addictive in susceptible individuals.
Yes. All narcotics agents have the potential to be addicting. This effect becomes more pronounced with shorter acting medications. Perhaps, hydrocodone is the most commonly abused pain medication in the U.S. That is why it’s so important to have regular follow ups with your physician to monitor your symptoms and also explore alternative therapy so that one does not depend on only one treatment.

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Is there codeine in hydrocodone or demoral or dylaudid none

That . That is a very good question. All of these medications are "synthetic" opioids. There is no Codeine in hydrocodone, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) or dilaudid. However, some people who are allergic to one can be allergic to another synthetic opioid. Read more...
Hydrocodone . Hydrocodone is derived from codeine, which means it's a synthetic drug and is made from codeine, but actually does not contain it. Demerol and Dilaudid do not contain codeine. Read more...

What is the difference: hydrocodone vs. Codeine?

One semi-synthetic. Codeine is a naturally occurring chemical found in opium, along with morphine and papaverine. The problem is that Codeine is poorly absorbed (like morphine) and higher doses are needed for it to work, in addition it has histamine effects like sneezing, itching and GI distress. Hydrocodone adds a molecule to codeine, where it is better absorbed and more potent, with fewer histamine side effects. Read more...

Could hydrocodone be substituted for codeine, for a really bad caugh?

Suppression.... Narcotics decrease coughing by suppressing the cough at the brain level. A cough is a reflex whose purpose is to rid the lungs of potentially harmful substances like inflammatory cells, bacteria, viruses, etc. Thus, cough suppression can be harmful! see your doctor for any cough that doesn't resolve as this can be due to a serious condition. Only suppress a cough under your doctor's direction! Read more...