Hydrocodone is known mainly for its pain-relieving properties. But it is only prescribed to patients who need medication to treat severe pain around the clock for a long time and in those cases when other treatment options don’t give an expected result.
Hydrocodone is sold under multiple brand names, including Zohydro ER, Vicodin, Hycet, Lortab, Norco, and others. The pills have different forms, colors, and imprints. These differences help to identify the dosage. You can use the given infographic as a guide.
Hydrocodone is prescribed by healthcare professionals who have expertise in the use of potent opioids for the management of health issues. They weigh all the pros and cons considering different factors (a patient’s age, kidney and liver conditions, tolerance to the medication) and calculate the appropriate dosage. AddictionResource authors warn people who take this medicine against changing the dosage or the frequency of intake without consulting the doctor first.
Infographic by: addictionresource