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Anexsia is a pain relief medication prescribed to patients to alleviate moderate to severe pain. Specifically, Anexsia is classified as a combination medicine because it contains two types of pain relievers; hydrocodone, an opioid pain reliever and acetaminophen, a non-opioid pain reliever. The hydrocodone reduces pain by changing the way the brain responds to it, and acetaminophen helps to reduce fevers.

Less serious side effects of Anexsia treatment include nausea, vomiting, constipation, lightheadedness, dizziness, and drowsiness. Most of these side effects dissipate after your body adjusts to the presence of Anexsia. If they do not go away, notify your doctor.

Serious side effects after taking Anexsia are relatively uncommon, but it is important to be aware of them in case they must be identified in an emergency. Notify your doctor as soon as possible if you notice the following serious Anexsia side effects: mood changes, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, stomach or abdominal pain, difficulty urinating, loss of appetite, unusual tiredness, and weight loss. Seek medical attention immediately if you experience fainting, seizures, slow or shallow breathing, severe drowsiness, or signs of an allergic reaction after taking Anexsia.

Anexsia Addiction and Abuse

Anexsia should be taken orally and only as directed by your doctor. It can be taken with or without food, but patients with nausea may benefit by taking Anexsia with a meal. If you are a patient taking the liquid form of Anexsia, the medication-measuring device should be used with care to measure the exact prescribed dose. Never use a household spoon or other measuring device, as this will likely provide an incorrect dose. Do not increase your Anexsia dose or take Anexsia more frequently than prescribed.

Patients who take Anexsia for pain relief may still develop a physical dependence on the medication, or even further, the psychological disease of addiction. Anexsia has the potential to be very addictive because it contains hydrocodone, an opioid pain-reliever. Opioid pain-relievers can be addictive due to the unique effect they have on the brain as well as their ability to induce an opioid tolerance in some patients. If you begin to suspect someone in your life is misusing Anexsia, do not hesitate in seeking professional help. Signs which may point to an Anexsia addiction are becoming obsessed with finding and taking Anexsia, losing interest in the hobbies and activities that were once enjoyed, performing poorly at work or school, and more.

Anexsia Addiction and Abuse

There is always a risk of recurrence of use for patients recovering from substance use disorder. To optimize the patient’s chance for long-term recovery, it is recommended patients participate in an aftercare program. Aftercare programs offer patients continued therapy, which helps them to manage the temptation of returning to regular use of the substance.

If you or your loved one is suffering from a substance use disorder, get help as soon as possible. For more information on the life-saving resources and treatment options offered through The Recovery Village, visit us online at or call our toll-free hotline, open 24/7, at 855-548-9825.

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