What is Vicodin withdrawal?
Withdrawing from Vicodin feels very much like the flu with chills, sweats, aches and pains. More on what is Vicodin withdrawal and treatments that help here.
When does Vicodin kick in?
Vicodin kicks in about 30-60 minutes after oral ingestion. More on when Vicodin starts working and factors that influence Vicodin onset here.
How long does Vicodin withdrawal last?
Planning to withdraw from Vicodin (hydrocodone)? Vicodin withdrawal occurs when you have become physically dependent on Vicodin and stop taking it abruptly. Vicodin, an opioid blend of hydrocodone and acetaminophen, is usually prescribed to help with post-operative pain management. But as an opiate, Vicodin has a high abuse potential because it produces a euphoric high (am [...]
How to treat Vicodin addiction
Are you or someone you love addicted to Vicodin? Treatments for addiction include medications and behavioral interventions. Learn what to expect and where to find treatment for Vicodin addiction here.
How to stop taking Vicodin
When you stop taking Vicodin, follow your doctor’s instructions to reduce by 10% daily, 20% every 3-5 days and then 25% every week. Tapering from Vicodin should be completed over a four (4) week period. More here on how to stop taking Vicodin, plus a section at the end for your questions.
What are Vicodin withdrawal symptoms?
Common Vicodin withdrawal symptoms can appear a few hours after your last dose of Vicodin and may include: diarrhea, stomach pain, sweating, and chills. More here on Vicodin withdrawal symptoms, including how long you can expect symptoms to last.
How does Vicodin work?
Vicodin works by changing how the brain and body perceive pain. Vicodin affects the brain via hydrocodone, an opioid agonist. More here on how fast Vicodin works and for how long. Plus, what you can do to make Vicodin work better.
Can you overdose (OD) on Vicodin?
Yes, you can overdose on Vicodin because of the acetaminophen it contains. More on what happens when you OD on Vicodin, acetaminophen poisoning, and safe doses of Vicodin here.
How is Vicodin prescribed?
Vicodin is prescribed in three strengths as an opiate medication used to help manage pain. More on Vicodin dosage, cost, and prescriptions here.
How long does Vicodin last?
The effects of Vicodin last for about 4-6 hours. More on how long Vicodin stays in the body, as well the effects of taking Vicodin to get high here. More on Vicodin dosing and dangers.