Vicodin


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Vicodin

(vī′kə-dn)
A trademark for a drug containing hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen.

Vicodin,

n.pr brand name for hydrocodone, a ketone derivative of codeine that is about six times more potent than codeine. Vicodin is a controlled substance.

Patient discussion about Vicodin

Q. what about opiod use in anxiety and depression? vicodin, anxiety, depression

A. START EDUCATING YOUR SELFS ON PRESCRIPTION DRUGS.MOST OF THE TIME THEY DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD,GO ON THE INTERNET AND REALLY CHECK YOUR PRESCRIPTION DRUGS AND IF THEY ARE BEING PRESCRIBED FOR OFF LABEL USE.

Q. Does anyone have information on Bipolar "blackouts" or know what they're really called? My boyfriend is bipolar and experienced a blackout a few weeks ago during which he did something completely out of character. A crime was committed and he has since been arrested. He's having trouble coping as he has no memory of the crime. He was on Wellbuterin and a doctor prescribed steroids and vicodin for a crushed disc. The chemicals may have led him into this blackout. He is a wonderful loving person and is now facing a life sentence for this terrible thing that happened that he had no conscious control over. They will not continue his medications in jail and he is not receiving mental or medical treatment. Is there anyone out there that can help me find some answers?

A. i never heard of such thing. but there are strange results sometimes from mixing drugs that affect the central nervous system. here is for instance a web page talking about interactions between Vicodin and Wellbutrin.

http://www.drugs.com/drug_interactions.php

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The three dozen physicians, pharmacists, and researchers brought together on the panel suggested a range of regulatory options--including withdrawal from the market of widely prescribed pain relievers Vicodin and Percocet, which combine an opiate and acetaminophen--in order to reduce the incidence of liver damage associated with overdoses from acetaminophen.
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