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What is Hydrocodone?
The doctor prescribes Hydrocodone for treating severe to mild pain in adults. It is from the group of medications known as opioid agonists. You can buy Hydrocodone online as an immediate or extended-release form. Do not use the extended-release form of this medicine for minor pain that will last for the short-term.
What does Hydrocodone do?
Hydrocodone is pain medication for treating mild to severe pain. The medicine works by changing how your body responds to pain.
How long does It take for Hydrocodone to work?
After consuming this medicine, you will start to feel less pain in under an hour; it reaches its peak concentration about 1.3 hours after the consumption. Taking this medicine frequently will build up a tolerance to this medicine over time.
How long does Hydrocodone last?
After taking this medicine, you will start to feel the medicine’s effects within an hour, and its effects last for about 4-6 hours. But some medical tests can detect this medicine for longer than that. Such as:
- Saliva test
- Urine test
- Hair test
Saliva tests can detect this medicine for 36 hours
Urine tests can detect this medicine for four days
Hair follicles can detect this medicine for about 90 days after the last use.
How to use Hydrocodone?
You should take this medicine as precisely as advised by the doctor, take it orally in the gapping of 12 hours. You can consume this medicine without or with a meal; if you have nausea, you should take this medicine with food.
Your doctor will tell your dose based on your age, response to treatment, and health condition. It is best if you did not increase the dosage or use it longer than needed. Your condition will not improve any quicker if you take this medicine in higher dosages; instead, it will increase side effects. Do not crush, break, or chew the pills; swallow the pill whole with a glass of water.
Painkillers work best if used as soon as the pain starts to hit; waiting for it to get severe can reduce the medicine’s effects. If you want to stop the treatment, you should not stop the medicine’s usage suddenly because it can cause withdrawal symptoms (such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and muscle aches). To prevent withdrawal effects, reduce medicine usage over time gradually. Withdrawals are more likely to occur if this medicine is used for a long time.
What should you not do while taking Hydrocodone?
This medicine is habit-forming; it means misuse of this medicine can cause addiction, overdose, or death. Do not share this medication with another person even if he suffers from the same health condition. Keep the medication in a secure spot where others cannot get to it.
- Drinking alcohol while using this medicine can cause acute repercussions or death.
- Do not drive or any activity that requires you to be attentive and alert. Dizziness and drowsiness caused by medicine can cause falls, severe injuries, or accidents.
- Using this medicine during pregnancy can cause congenital disabilities to an unborn baby. Inform your physician if you are pregnant.
- A mother should not breast-feed while using this medicine because this medicine can transfer through breast-milk and harm a nursing baby.
if you are sensitive to this medicine, you should not use this medicine or if you have:
- Severe breathing problem
- Blockage in your stomach or intestine
What to do if I miss a dose?
It is a pain medication, so it is unlikely to miss a dose, but if you miss a dosage, take it when you remember it, but skip it if it is time for your upcoming dose. You should not consume two amounts at once.
What are Hydrocodone side effects?
Stop using this medicine and contact your PCP if you have: