Can You Shoot Vicodin?
Vicodin is a semi-synthetic opioid prescription drug. It is used to help manage severe to moderate pain, typically experienced after a major surgery or from painful injuries. The drug is also commonly prescribed for individuals who suffer from other forms of chronic pain. Vicodin comes in tablet form with two commercial dosages which are both meant to be taken orally. The smaller dose pill is comprised of five milligrams of hydrocodone and 325 milligrams of acetaminophen, while the higher dose contains ten milligrams of hydrocodone and 660 milligrams of acetaminophen.
The danger associated with excessive use of Vicodin lies in the addictive nature of the two components. Hydrocodone is used to alter a person’s perception of pain and acetaminophen is used as a painkiller. Additionally, while acetaminophen itself is considered to be non-addictive, too much of it can cause liver damage. Misuse of the Vicodin, beyond what is prescribed by a physician, is a concern as there is a possibility for both liver failure and addiction –which can lead to dependence and overdose.
Some people try other things to enhance their experience when smoking Vicodin -like combining it with marijuana. This can be dangerous as the combination impairs motor skills, judgment, and can impact normal breathing.
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