Vicodin (hycodan, lortab, hydrocodone, tussionex) is a potent narcotic analgesic and antitussive drug containing hydrocodone and paracetamol (acetaminophen). Hydrocodone or dihydrooxycodeinone — a semi-synthetic opioid derived from natural opiates codeine or thebaine. Chemical formula (C18H21NO3). Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is a widely used non-narcotic analgesic having an antipyretic and analgesic effect. Chemical formula (C8H9NO2).
Vicodin is an active analgesic and cough medicine that is taken orally. The therapeutic dose of 5-10 milligrams is pharmacologically equivalent to 60 milligrams of morphine, which is consumed orally. The dangers of addiction is comparable to codeine.
Each tablet of the drug contains hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen. Tablets produce three types, which differ in dosage (5, 7.5, 10 mg). In addition vicodin tablets distributed in the form of capsules and syrups.Signs of Vicodin use:
Vicodin is tolerant, ie, with constant use to repeat the effect of euphoria requires a large dose of the drug. Hydrocodone forms a severe physiological and psychological dependence, painful addiction, due to the fact that it is a product of codeine. In case of refusal from the use of vicodin, the following symptoms are possible: the eyes begin to water, runny nose, yawning appears, appetite is greatly reduced, mental disorders, irritability, panic, colic, nausea, chills and abundant sweating develop.
Overdose vicodin is having problems breathing, convulsions of the limbs, dizziness, body weakness, loss of consciousness, coma, confusion of thinking, tiredness, cold and clammy skin, cuizauca pupils, nausea, vomiting and sweating of the body.
Consequences of the use of Nicotine:
Vicodin's side effects include allergic reactions, seizures, sticky skin, increased weakness, dizziness, hyperventilation, loss of consciousness, yellowing of the eyes or skin, unusual fatigue, bleeding, hematoma, constipation, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, decreased appetite, muscle cramps, sweating, hot flashes, itching, tinnitus, total hearing loss, reduced urination and decreased sexual desire.
From the history of Vicodin:
1877-Harmon Northrop Morse synthesized paracetamol at Johns Hopkins University in a reduction reaction of p-NITROPHENOL by tin in glacial acetic acid.
1920 - Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone synthesized in Germany.
2004 - Vicodin has been gaining popularity thanks to the television series Dr. house. The protagonist Gregory house suffered a heart attack four-headed muscle of the right thigh, was operated on, and now experiencing constant severe pain in the leg, which is saved by taking vicodin.