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Created On Friday, 23, August 2013
Modified On Monday, 11, January 2021

Information on Vicodin, Detox and Rehabilitation

This is a picture of a Vicodin 5mg pillVicodin is the brand name for the drug hydrocodone bitartrate, an opioid narcotic combined with Tylenol. Hydrocodone bitartrate, or hydrocodone for short, is the active ingredient in Vicodin. This combination of both medicines is used to treat moderate to severe pain and is usually prescribed after surgeries or dental procedures. It has high abuse potential and has been proven to be extremely addictive, so it is available by prescription-only in the United States due to its status as a controlled substance. Acetaminophen, also known as Tylenol, is added to increase hydrocodone's analgesic potential and incidentally discourages abuse by acting as a buffer. Since acetaminophen is non-narcotic and challenging to separate from similarly water-soluble opioids, the sheer amount of it in the pill makes injection and snorting both ineffective and dangerous. But this doesn't make Vicodin safe. Oral ingestion is the primary route of abuse, which causes a whole host of problems for the body in addition to the dangers of addiction. Vicodin is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories, a pharmaceutical company based out of Chicago. But Vicodin is not the only form of the drug hydrocodone available, as it can be found in various pill forms and cough syrups. The drug is also sometimes prescribed to treat persistent cough, being an antitussive in addition to a pain reliever.

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The following list comprises the available prescription drugs, in addition to Vicodin, which contain hydrocodone:

  • Anexsia
  • Co-Gesic
  • Hycet
  • Hycodan
  • Hydromet
  • Ibudone
  • Liquicet
  • Lorcet
  • Lorcet Plus
  • Lortab
  • Maxidone
  • Norco
  • Reprexain
  • Rezira
  • TussiCaps
  • Tussionex
  • Vicodin ES
  • Vicodin HP
  • Vicoprofen
  • Vituz
  • Xodol
  • Zolvit
  • Zutripro
  • Zydone

Slang names for the drug vary by region and age group and are continually evolving with cultures, ethnicities, and time. The following are a few of the common slang names for Vicodin:

  • 357s
  • Bananas
  • Beans
  • Dones
  • Dro
  • Droco
  • Fluff
  • Hydros
  • Idiot Pills
  • Lemonade
  • Lorries
  • Norcs
  • Scratch
  • School Busses
  • Tabs
  • Tens
  • Veeks
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