Information and help for those wanting to get off prescription drugs

Hydrocodone Addiction

Hydrocodone is available only in combination with other ingredients, and different combination products are prescribed for different uses. Some hydrocodone products are used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Other hydrocodone products are used to relieve cough. Hydrocodone is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics and in a class of medications called antitussives. Hydrocodone was a common factor in eight percent of drug-related emergency room visits.

There are many different prescription drugs that contain hydrocodone and therefore can have a potential for abuse or addiction. Some of the more commonly-known painkillers include Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet, Vicoprofen, Norco and dozens more.

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In addition to having a high potential for abuse or addiction, hydrocodone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:







fuzzy thinking


abnormally happy or abnormally sad mood

dry throat

difficulty urinating



narrowing of the pupils (black circles in the center of the eyes)

Symptoms of hydrocodone overdose may include:

narrowed or widened pupils

slow, shallow, or stopped breathing

slowed or stopped heartbeat

cold, clammy, or blue skin

excessive sleepiness

loss of consciousness