Vicodin is an opioid blend consisting of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Typically prescribed for postoperative pain management, Vicodin has a high likelihood of dependence with challenging withdrawal symptoms which can be uncomfortable. Typical withdrawal symptoms persist for 7-10 days after last dose. Know what to expect over the course of withdrawal, signs of any risky side effects and how to get support through the process.
Severity of Vicodin withdrawal depends on the extent of chemical dependence to the drug. Length of time and dosage are factors to consider with Vicodin withdrawal symptoms. Some factors can make it a more dangerous journey including seizures, severe depression and confusion. Pre-existing conditions which impact a person’s health can also make Vicodin withdrawal dangerous. Mental health concerns including a depression diagnosis can create a dangerous situation so it is helpful to discuss symptoms with a doctor to make sure someone is around to help if needed.
Withdrawal from Vicodin can be challenging for many reasons. Physical sickness occurs which can impact daily life. Psychological symptoms play a role as Vicodin impairs the way a person’s brain processes serotonin and regulates moods. Underlying mental health conditions can become exacerbated by the severity of the psychological and physical symptoms during the withdrawal period which can last for a long period of time.
Medications exist which can support a person through Vicodin withdrawal. There are natural ways to also withdraw from Vicodin. Some of these include:
Doctors can work with individuals to make withdrawal as painless as possible. A doctor who monitors withdrawal and treats physical symptoms can be very helpful and aid recovery. If withdrawal becomes difficult to manage, a detox clinic with trained staff may be helpful as are resources such as support groups for addiction treatment.
If you are trying to quit Vicodin, Hired Power can help. Call us at 800-910-9299 for information and resources on recovery from Vicodin.
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