Hydrocodone, sold under the brand name Zohydro ER, among others, is an opioid used to treat severe pain of a prolonged duration, if other measures are not sufficient. Buy hydrocodone 10mg online.
It is also used as a cough suppressant in adults. It is taken by mouth. Typically it is sold as the combinations acetaminophen/hydrocodone or ibuprofen/hydrocodone. By itself it is sold in a long-acting formulation.
Hydrocodone was patented in 1923, while the long-acting formulation was approved for medical use in the United States in 2013. Buy hydrocodone 10mg online.
It is most commonly prescribed in the United States, which consumed 99% of the worldwide supply as of 2010.
In 2017, it was the 118th most commonly prescribed medication in the United States, with more than six million prescriptions. It is made from the opium poppy after it has been converted to codeine.
Common side effects of hydrocodone
are nausea, vomiting, constipation, drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, anxiety, abnormally happy or sad mood, dry throat, difficulty urinating, rash, itching, and contraction of the pupils. Serious side effects include slowed or irregular breathing and chest tightness.
Hydrocodone is used to treat moderate to severe pain. In liquid formulations, it is used to treat cough. In one study comparing the potency of hydrocodone to that of oxycodone, it was found that it took 50% more hydrocodone to achieve the same degree of miosis (pupillary contraction).
The investigators interpreted this to mean that oxycodone is about 50% more potent than hydrocodone.