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Vicoprofen

A brand name for popular narcotic drug Hydrocodone – Vicoprofen is an analgesic and a cough suppressive agent. Other popular brand name for Hydrocodone includes vicodin, lortab, lorcert and hycodan. However, vicoprofen is quite similar in its composition to codeine. Vicoprofen is a prescription medication that is used for the treatment of pain and contains a composition of Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Hydrocodone. As the active ingredient of this medication is hydrocodone which is an opiate the effects of this drug are quite similar to morphine. This is why it is also one of the most commonly abused drugs that junkies or addicted people use solely for recreational purposes and for the effect of high or euphoria this drug has on the brain.

Addiction of Vicoprofen and Warning Signs of Addiction


Vicodin undoubtedly tops the chart when it comes to the most commonly abused hydrocodone version but vicoprofen is not far behind and is also abused for its opioid effect which is also the key reason for vicoprofen is this addictive. Addiction, dependence as well as tolerance for this drug arise when an individual starts using this drug for recreational purposes. Apart from all the destruction that this drug addiction could cause to a person’s life, the person taking vicoprofen also carries a lot of risk of having liver toxicity due to the acetaminophen present in the drug. Acetaminophen if taken in large and acute doses can cause heavy liver damage.

In case you have fears that you yourself or a loved one has developed a dependency for vicoprofen, then there are certain signs that you can look out for to confirm your doubts.

When you start abusing vicoprofen and combining it with alcohol or other opiates
Going doctor shopping (visiting several doctors simultaneously to get hands on more and more vicoprofen prescription)

  • Finding it extremely difficult to function normally without regular fix of vicoprofen
  • Going through money quickly to get the dose of vicoprofen
  • Suffering from severe withdrawal symptoms when the regular vicoprofen fix is missed

Withdrawal and Symptoms

When an addicted person does not take his regular fix of the drug, his body suffers withdrawal which is quite taxing both physically and psychologically. Withdrawal symptoms include:

  • Body and muscular pain
  •  Severe abdominal pain
  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Sleeplessness
  • Chills and cramps
  • Runny nose and watery eyes
  • Anxiety and panic
  • Severe perspiring
  • Anorexia
  • Involuntary leg movements

These withdrawal symptoms are extremely straining and put a patient under a lot of pain and distress both physically and mentally. This is why it is recommended that a person addicted to vicoprofen must get under a proper rehab program to deal with withdrawal and avoid a relapse.

Vicoprofen Addiction and Treatment

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