Before discussing the Hydrocodone effects, we must have a sound knowledge about the chemical and physical nature of Hydrocodone.
Hydrocodone is a prescription drug which is sold under the label of various brand names, some of the most popular ones are:
Doctors usually prescribe it as an opioid drug due to its pain and cough relief functions n the human body.
Hydrocodone Effects on Human Body
The Hydrocodone effects become much more prominent when it is taken for an extended period of time. Such effects can become fatal in case excessive doses of that drug are utilized. In such cases even if the death of patient does not occur, users are exposed to high risk due to usage addiction, which in turn results in dependency which is the most fatal one of Hydrocodone effects.
However it must be noted that when taken in a controlled manner with the help of doctor’s prescription and medical advice, it may not cause any dangerous Hydrocodone effects. The best recommendation is to use Hydrocodone for relieving pain, after the pain is cured or the problem is resolved, it should be quitted instantly. It also should be for a limited time period.
To avoid any sort of dangerous Hydrocodone effects it should be strictly adhered to a carefully written prescription of your medical professional or physician—it is the only way to minimize the risk of Hydrocodone effects resulting in addiction; however, in spite of all the regulatory steps and actions, the drug is often noticed to be misused.
The Hydrocodone effects can be summed up as follows.
Short-term Hydrocodone effects
According to a careful estimate by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) 20% of American citizens take it for non-medical reasons without any sort of prescription — and this type of abuse usually results in fatal Hydrocodone effects.
Even those people taking hydrocodone as a prescribed medication may experience the following side effects:
- Swelling in the hands or feet
- Back pain, tremors, or muscle spasms
- Stomach pain or cramping
- Nausea or vomiting
- Excessive fatigue
According to some specific reports from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) more than 24 million people in the United States of America are suffering from Hydrocodone effects. The most alarming thing about it is that over the age of 12 patients and kids are too much involved in Hydrocodone addiction.
Due to the involvement of 12 plus addicts, hydrocodone addiction has strictly been viewed as an epidemic sort of problem especially among the middle and upper classes. It is because of the fact that these classes of society have an easy access to the health insurance facilities. It is also a bitter fact that somehow they succeed in getting prescriptions.
Some of the other eminent short-term Hydrocodone effects due to which most of the people get addicted to it may also include:
- Feeling of deep sleep
- Lethargic feelings.
- Freeing sense of worry
- Relief from stress.
- Increased but false sense of well-being.
- Numbness of limbs.
Hydrocodone Effects on Brain
Some addicts may experience mild sort of effects on their brain when they take hydrocodone. Some of these Hydrocodone effects on brain:
- Trouble sleeping/nightmares
- Diffuse muscle weakness
Fatal Hydrocodone Effects
Some of the more serious side effects of hydrocodone require medical care and can include:
- Breathing problems leading to Asthma and Lungs Infection
- Cardiac Problems
- Bowel disturbance leading to Cancer
- Allergic Reactions like rashes, hives, itching or swelling of hypodermic layer
- Trouble and Infection of Urinal Tract
- Blood in Saliva all the time
Ultimately stop the usage of Hydrocodone if the following symptoms are shown:
- Extremely light-headed feeling
- Infertility or Erectile dysfunction
- Missed menstrual periods in women
- Lack of interest in sex which may lead to permanent impotence
- loss of appetite
- weak or shallow breathing
- Do not take alcohol as death may occur if it is combined with hydrocodone.
- Avoid driving any sort of machine after taking Hydrocodone as dizziness may cause lethal accidents.
- Make sure that your doctor knows about the use of any other opioid drug especially narcotic medications.
Whatever the case may be, the easy way to avoid all the above dangerous Hydrocodone effects, always use it with the guidance and prescription of your medical advisors.