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Hydrocodone (Vicodin)
Effects
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DURATION #
Caution :   Reactions and experiences may vary dramatically from person to person. [see below]
EFFECTS LIST #
POSITIVE
  • improvement of mood
  • reduction of pain
  • euphoria
NEUTRAL
  • itching
  • light-headedness
  • sedation
  • changes in focus and attention
NEGATIVE
  • dizziness
  • constipation
  • nausea and vomiting
  • when insufflated, burning in nose and sinuses
Some adverse effects may be alleviated by lying down. Nausea, vomiting and the like increase as dose increases.

DESCRIPTION #
Hydrocodone is a semisynthetic narcotic analgesic and antitussive with multiple actions qualitatively similar to those of codeine. Most of these involve the central nervous system and smooth muscle. The precise mechanism of action of hydrocodone and other opiates is not known, although it is believed to relate to the existance of opiate receptors in the central nervous system. In addition to analgesia, narcotics may produce drowsiness, changes in mood and mental clouding.

CAUTION & DISCLAIMER #
Erowid's effects information is a summary of data gathered from users, research, and other resources. This information is intended to describe the range of effects people report experiencing. Effects may vary dramatically from one person to another or one experience to another based on a variety of factors such as body chemistry, age, gender, physical health, dose, form of material, etc.