Vicodin Side Effects

Vicodin Side Effects

Many people in the U.S. are addicted to prescription opioids like Vicodin. 

The misuse of this drug has increased and has caused a spike in overdose-related deaths in recent years. The increase in addiction to drugs like Vicodin has resulted in an opioid epidemic, in which millions of people have developed a dependency on opioids or died of an opioid-related overdose. 

At Banyan Palm Springs, we have firsthand experience with Vicodin side effects. These symptoms can result in life-threatening health conditions. Addiction is a disease that needs to be treated as quickly as it can be diagnosed. 

What Is Vicodin? 

Vicodin is a drug made up of hydrocodone and acetaminophen, which is typically used as a prescription pain reliever. The hydrocodone ingredient in Vicodin affects the brain in the same way heroin does, making it a hazardous ingredient when taken in excess. The harmful effects of Vicodin displayed the need for further restrictions on prescriptions. The Drug Enforcement Agency implemented these restrictions in 2014 to prevent fraud and misuse. 

At our California detox center, we encourage people who want to overcome their addiction to seek treatment. The safest way to begin recovering from the negative side effects of Vicodin is to detox. With our prescription pill detox, patients can safely detox from Vicodin in a comfortable environment. 

What Are the Side Effects of Taking Vicodin? 

Vicodin is a commonly abused prescription medication that has negatively impacted the health of people all over the U.S. In 2017, an estimated 18 million people misused prescription drugs at least once.1 These drugs are widely available, making them an easy source of addiction for many people. 

Vicodin abuse can be harmful both physically and mentally. 

Some long-term Vicodin side effects include: 

  • Addiction 
  • Mood swings 
  • Problems with memory retention 
  • Anxiety 
  • Constipation 
  • Depression 
  • Stomach problems 
  • Blurred vision 
  • Ringing in the ears 
  • Difficulty urinating 
  • Dry mouth 
  • Hyperalgesia, or increased sensitivity to pain 

Misusing Vicodin can cause addiction and other adverse effects. Long-term use of Vicodin can affect various areas of your body and produce health conditions that require additional treatment. In our intensive outpatient program, we help our patients overcome substance abuse and get closer to sobriety. 

The dedicated staff of trained experts at our California addiction treatment center strives to make recovery as smooth a process for our patients as possible. Our different levels of care include treatments for various forms of substance abuse, as well as unique therapy options designed to enrich patients throughout the process.   


If you or a loved one is struggling with drug or alcohol abuse, call our Palm Springs Rehab at 888-280-4763 to learn more about treatment options today! 




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