Hydrocodone By Megan Snyder 8C
Street Names • Vikes, Hydro, Norco, Vicodin, Lortab, and Lorcet are all street names of hydrocodone.
Info • Hydrocodone is an antitussive (cough suppressant) and analgesic agent for the treatment of moderate to moderately severe pain.
Long Term Effects • Long term effects of Hydrocodone are tolerance, dependence, and addiction. The co-formulation with acetaminophen carries an additional risk of liver toxicity when high doses are consumed. • Mood changes • Sexual dysfunction • exaggerated feeling of depression, • extreme calm (sedation), • exaggerated sense of well-being
Short Term Effects • Anxietyconstipationdecreased mental and physical performancedifficulty breathingdifficulty urinatingdizzinessdrowsinessdry throatitching, mental clouding, mood changes,nausea, rash, restlessness, sluggishness,tightness in chest, vomiting, and fear
Facts • In 2006 school survey reported that 3%, 7% and 9.7% of 8 th, 10 th, and 12 th graders, respectively, reported non-medical use of Vicodin in the previous year. • Hydrocodone is legal in the U.S, but online prescriptions are illegal.