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Hydrocodone Medication

What is Hydrocodone?

Hydrocodone is a mediation that is considered a narcotic that helps treat different severity of pains as well as can act as a cough suppressant. This medication can be stronger than codeine, and is similar to morphine, heroin and oxycodone. The difference between Hydrocodone and codeine is 30 milligrams of codeine is the same as about five milligrams of Hydrocodone. This medication is often obtained with a doctor’s prescription. This medication is effective by blocking the pain sensations and lowers the area of the brain that is responsible for the coughing reflex. Just like any other form of narcotics, this medication can become addictive.

What are the side effects of Hydrocodone?

When someone has been prescribed this medication, many side effects can be experienced. These side effects can include but are not limited to:
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Constipation
• Feeling lightheaded
• Dizzy
• Drowsy

Often, these side effects will subside or reduce after becoming used to the medication, however in the case they do not or they become worse, individuals should seek medical attention. In the case mental or mood changes, stomach pain or trouble urinating occurs these can be considered serious and should be evaluated as quickly as possible. Also, severe symptoms of fainting, seizures, trouble breathing, allergic reactions or rashes, these should all be addressed by a doctor as they occur. When these side effects occur, questions regarding the treatments for these or if they can be life threatening can occur. For more information read below to find Expert answers.

Can Hydrocodone and Ambien be taken together?

When Ambien and Hydrocodone have been prescribed together, these two medications can have a chemical effect on the individual’s nervous system. Individuals may experience drowsiness, depression or a decrease in alertness when combining the two. These two medications should not cause any serious harm, but should be monitored in order to avoid life threatening side effects.

Is it harmful to a baby to take Hydrocodone and breastfeed?

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) declares that taking Hydrocodone and breastfeeding at the same time may not cause any harm to the child.

What are the side effects of taking both Abilify and Hydrocodone?

Abilify is a medication that is used to help anti-psychotic issues and when taking this medication with Hydrocodone, there can be cases were someone can experience CNS (central nervous system) depression. When this is experienced, individuals can also experience respiratory depression, feeling dizzy, or fatigue. Therefore it is advised to consult with a doctor regarding these two medications in order to discuss whether these two are able to be taken together.

Hydrocodone is a common pain medication that is prescribed to many individuals. This form of medication is easier to obtain than others since this is such a common medication and there may be a less of a chance to become addicted to it. However, there are still some cases where individuals become addicted and believe they are not able to function without taking it. When this occurs, many questions regarding the treatments, side effects or even life-long complications can occur. For more information or answers to these questions, contact the Experts.
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