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Vicodin

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6.8
6.6  Effectiveness
5.6  Side Effects
6.4  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 5 Vicodin side effects and 3 Vicodin benefits.

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Treatment Information
The generic name of this medication is acetaminophen/hydrocodone and brand name is Vicodin and Lortab.
The active ingredient of this medication is hydrocodone narcotic analgesic and aspirin or acetaminophen.
Mainly used to treat moderate-to-moderately severe pain.
This drug is being manufactured by Abbott Labs.
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Effectiveness of Vicodin by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Vicodin, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 2.1% 19.6% 65.6% 9% 3.7%
Balance/Equilibrium 0% 18.1% 75% 6.9% 0%
Blood Pressure 0% 2.7% 96.2% 0.5% 0.5%
Breathing 0% 7% 88.2% 2.2% 2.7%
Confidence 1.1% 5.9% 83% 5.3% 4.8%
Coordination/Motor Skills 1.6% 26.5% 60.3% 10.1% 1.6%
Digestion 2.1% 7.4% 85.1% 4.3% 1.1%
Emotional Well-being 2.7% 10.6% 72.3% 7.4% 6.9%
Energy 5.3% 31.2% 47.6% 11.1% 4.8%
Eyesight 0.5% 8% 90.4% 1.1% 0%
Memory 1.1% 8.6% 85.6% 3.2% 1.6%
Mental Clarity 5.8% 18.5% 63% 9.5% 3.2%
Pain 9% 10.1% 32.3% 17.5% 31.2%
Patience 2.7% 10.1% 74.5% 9% 3.7%
Sexual Health 2.1% 5.3% 88.4% 2.6% 1.6%
Skin Complexion 0% 3.8% 95.2% 0.5% 0.5%
Sleep 3.7% 16.3% 38.9% 28.4% 12.6%
Stress Level 3.2% 6.9% 70.4% 11.6% 7.9%
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Commonly Reported Vicodin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Allergic Reaction 98.9% 0% 0% 0% 1.1%
Anxiety 88.1% 2.4% 2.4% 7.1% 0%
Blurred Vision 88.1% 0% 4.8% 4.8% 2.4%
Breathing Difficulties 88.1% 4.8% 4.8% 0% 2.4%
Cold Symptoms 97.6% 0% 0% 2.4% 0%
Confusion 85.7% 2.4% 7.1% 4.8% 0%
Constipation 86.6% 7% 5.6% 0% 0.7%
Depression 93.5% 2.2% 2.2% 1.6% 0.5%
Diarrhea 95.2% 0% 0% 2.4% 2.4%
Difficulty Urinating 98.9% 0.5% 0% 0.5% 0%
Dizziness 61.5% 21.9% 11.2% 3.7% 1.6%
Drowsiness 50.3% 14.4% 20.3% 12.3% 2.7%
Dry Mouth 76.1% 10.3% 7.1% 4.3% 2.2%
Fatigue 66.5% 14.6% 9.7% 7% 2.2%
Fever 98.7% 0% 0.7% 0% 0.7%
Gas 95.2% 2.4% 0% 2.4% 0%
Headache 84.2% 8.7% 3.3% 2.2% 1.6%
Insomnia 90.5% 2.4% 0% 7.1% 0%
Irregular Heartbeat 95.2% 2.4% 0% 2.4% 0%
Itching 90.8% 3.8% 2.2% 1.1% 2.2%
Lethargy 84.7% 12% 2.7% 0.7% 0%
Mood Swings 95.2% 0% 0% 2.4% 2.4%
Movement Problems 92.7% 4% 2% 1.3% 0%
Muscle Cramping 97.6% 0% 0% 0% 2.4%
Muscle Spasms 96.7% 2.7% 0% 0.7% 0%
Nausea 65.8% 16.3% 6% 8.2% 3.8%
Sensitivity to Light 90.5% 4.8% 2.4% 0% 2.4%
Sexual Dysfunction 95.2% 0% 0% 0% 4.8%
Slow Breathing 96.7% 2% 0.7% 0% 0.7%
Slow Heartbeat 97.3% 1.3% 0.7% 0.7% 0%
Stomach Ache 83.3% 4.8% 4.8% 4.8% 2.4%
Tremors 96.5% 2.1% 0% 1.4% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Vicodin Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Addiction 91.8% 2.7% 2.7% 1.6% 1.1%
Confusion 81.8% 14.7% 1.4% 0.7% 1.4%
Delirium 95.1% 2.2% 1.1% 0.5% 1.1%
Fever 97% 3% 0% 0% 0%
Lethargy 57.1% 22.9% 14.3% 2.9% 2.9%
Movement Problems 87.9% 9.1% 3% 0% 0%
Muscle Spasms 90.9% 9.1% 0% 0% 0%
Reduced Libido 98.8% 0% 1.2% 0% 0%
Seizures 99.5% 0.5% 0% 0% 0%
Slow Breathing 93.9% 3% 3% 0% 0%
Slow Heartbeat 93.9% 3% 3% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Vicodin
Since taking Vicodin Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 0.5%
Fall 3%
Hallucination 2.5%
Hospitalization 0.5%
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User Comments about Vicodin
28 Nov 2011 Vicodin has done wonders for my chronic knee pain, and I generally tolerate it well, however, I fear it is addictive and I notice changes in my mood (i.e. crankiness) when I don't take the drug. One should consider carefully whether the positive effects merit the dependence on an addictive drug...
   —Posted by Anonymous
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25 Nov 2011 Used for oral surgeries, relieved pain quickly
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21 Nov 2011 Vicodin made my pain go away better than any prescription analgesic has. It does make me lightheaded though, so I would have to be at home to use it. I used it for my wisdom teeth being removed, and it worked brilliantly.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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02 Oct 2011 Vicodin helped relieve all of my pains from muscle cramping and back pains. However, the drug also made me very nautious and I didnt want to move or do anything.
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20 Sep 2011 Vicodin helped ease the pain I had while recovering from a four wisdom teeth extraction.
   —Posted by Twin
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