WHAT IS VICODIN AND HOW IS IT USED IN MEDICINE?
First of all, it is an analgesic drug, which includes hydrocodone and paracetamol. The drug is excellent at coughing, but only in moderate doses.
But, since hydrocodone is a semi-synthetic opioid, Vicodin can be very addictive and make a real addict out of a person. Therefore, this drug is prohibited for sale in Russia.
Vicodin is prescribed for patients who have suffered serious injuries after large operations with further accompanying pain.
In the case of back injuries, knee joints, after various penetrating wounds, etc. It is produced in the form of tablets, of different sizes and dosages, for ingestion. Also comes in the form of capsules and syrups.
IMPACT ON THE BODY
When taking a large dose of Vicodin, more than prescribed by a doctor, there is a certain feeling of euphoria. Subsequently, the addiction begins, and the person becomes a real Vicodin addict, constantly increasing the dose of the drug.
Abused Vicodin. Begins to behave more relaxed than usual, takes reckless actions, maybe too quick-tempered or too cheerful. There is a strong influx of energy, vivacity; people constantly strive to do something, without a break or rest. Almost no sleep, but there is drowsiness.
But on the body it is reflected quite strongly, causing a devastating impact. There is jaundice, bleeding, abdominal pain, etc.
Dosage and administration
Take this medicine only as directed — your doctor. The usual dose is 1 or 2 tablets, taken every 4 to 6 hours as needed. This medicine takes about 20 minutes to start working.
Swallow the whole tablets with a full glass of water. You can take this medicine with food or milk to reduce discomfort stomach.
How Long for Vicodin to Wear off?
The effect of Vicodin can last about 6-8 hours. At this time, the person using it will feel pain to a much lesser extent. If you take an overdose, then you will feel numbness in your body.
SIGNS OF VICODIN USE
Recognizing a Vicodin addict is quite difficult. The behavior of a person on Vicodin is not much different from the usual, especially in the early stages. Abuse of such a drug, hide, perhaps even more so if a person continues to go to work, look after himself, etc.
But some signs cannot be hidden from loved ones:
- Of course, it is impossible not to notice that Vicodin, which comes from nowhere, is discharged only as prescribed by a doctor. The first warning sign will be Vicodin over-the-counter packages;
- Mood changes. A person can always be in high spirits, which is not characteristic of him in everyday life, or experience dramatic mood changes from cheerful, to very tired and sad;
- Hysterical tears from scratch;
- Excessive activity;
- A constant rush of energy, a great passion for work, without interruption and weekends.
HOW DOES ADDICTION ARISE?
Becoming addicted to Vicodin is very easy. This drug is prescribed in very small doses and small quantities, so as not to cause addiction. But with the smallest increase in dosage or taking the drug without a doctor’s prescription, addiction begins.
At first, this is a slight euphoria, but after a month, a person becomes entirely dependent. An addict on Vicodin begins to continually increase the dose to prolong the effect, with one pill per day, the dose increases to 20-40 pills per day.
There is an overwhelming desire to always be in a state of clouded reason. Refusal of admission causes a strong breaking, in which a person becomes very aggressive and dangerous to others. Most Vicodin addicts cannot get out of their habit until they die.
CONSEQUENCES OF VICODIN
With the abuse of the drug, the addict begins serious problems with breathing; there are cramps in the limbs, dizziness, the skin becomes wet and cold.
This drug causes nausea and vomiting, sweating, loss of serious thinking, possible coma. Urination, hearing, skin, and the whites of the eyes become worse. Hematomas can be found on the body.
IMPACT ON THE PSYCHE
Vicodin addicts have strong sound hallucinations, mental disorders, seizures, tinnitus, a complete loss of awareness of reality. Against the background of the use of pills decreases libido.
TREATMENT OF DEPENDENCE ON VICODIN TABLETS
Treatment for Vicodin addiction requires serious medical attention. The patient undergoes a complex rehabilitation course under the supervision of doctors.
It turns out psychological, therapeutic and emotional support. At the first stage, complete detoxification of the patient is required.