Vicodin, also known as hydrocodone and paracetamol (acetaminophen) is a pain killer that is a drug commonly misused by users who might suffer with pain as well as those with out it. Vicodin is in the opioid analgesics drug category.
Vicodin has many side effects including an allergic reaction, weak breathing, seizures, clammy skin, sever weakness, dizziness, hyperventilation, unconsciousness, yellowing of the eyes and skin, fatigue, bleeding, bruising, constipation, dry mouth, nausea, vomiting, muscle twitches, sweating, itching, hearing loss, decreased urination and sex drive and slowing of the pulse.
Vicodin has also been linked to causing stomach ulcers, although this is assumed to be due to the addition of other non-narcotic analgesics to hydrocodone preparations like aspirin.
Symptoms of a Vicodin overdose may include slow breathing, cold and clammy skin, dizziness, weakness, seizures, loss of consciousness, confusion, constricted pupils, tiredness, coma, nausea, vomiting, and bluing of the tongue, an overdose can even lead to death.
A prescription is needed for Vicodin but can be found on the streets illegally as well. Vicodin pills have been sold for $2-$10 per tablet and $20-$40 per 8oz bottle on the streets. Anyone can self create a habit to Vicodin and those who do, sometimes go to extremes to get their hands on it. Some will go as far has stealing a prescription book from a doctors office, etc.