Vicodin (hydrocodone) Withdrawal Symptoms are probably felt more commonly by more people in the U.S. than any other opiate.
Because according to Forbes magazine,
“The most popular medicine in the U.S. was prescribed 128 million times last year, even as a panel of experts called together by the Food and Drug Administration recommended that regulators ban it. The drug is Vicodin, a 40-year-old addictive medicine that combines the narcotic hydrocodone with acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol; the prescription tally also includes numerous generic versions.”
They’ll never ban it, too much money, no one will EVER be successful attempting to ban the #1 drug in the world.
Hydrocodone aka Vicodin is usually the first painkiller doctors prescribe for pain. Vicodin is prescribed for injuries such as sprains, tears, surgeries, broken bones or any other number of injuries. The amount and strength prescribed is dependent on the severity of your injury and the level of pain you tell your doctor you feel.
Vicodin is most likely the most commonly abused drug in America.
Most people typically begin to feel hydrocodone withdrawal symptoms within 8 – 24 hours of their last dose depending on their usage levels. Your Vicodin withdrawal symptoms may depend on:
Vicodin withdrawal duration generally lasts between 3 – 10 days, sometimes longer depending on usage. Which leads to the next question, how can you minimize withdrawal pain and symptoms? How can you shorten the duration of vicodin withdrawals? I’ve covered ways to ease and relieve symptoms in the articles listed below.