The safest way to withdraw from Vicodin is under a doctor’s supervision. Taper Vicodin doses, and then eliminate hydrocodone completely. But some people can withdraw from Vicodin at home. Should you? More here on how to withdraw from Vicodin.
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 [...]
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.
Are you worried about becoming dependent on Vicodin? While your body may develop dependence on hydrocodone in 2-3 weeks, this does not mean that you are addicted to Vicodin. More on the distinction between Vicodin dependence and addiction here.
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.
You can develop tolerance to Vicodin (hydrocodone) within in a month of taking it. Tolerance to Vicodin does not necessarily mean you are addicted to Vicodin. More on the distinction between physical dependence, tolerance and Vicodin addiction here.
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.
What does smoking Vicodin do to you? An ineffective high, smoked Vicodin can result in irritation of the eyes, respiratory system, and lungs. Just how safe is smoking Vicodin? We review here.
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.
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.