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Vicodin Overdose Side Effects

Vicodin Overdose Side Effect Reports


The following Vicodin Overdose side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Overdose, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Vicodin or it might take time to develop.



Overdose, Liver Injury

This Overdose side effect was reported by a health professional from COUNTRY NOT SPECIFIED. A 18-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: bone abscess. The patient was prescribed Vicodin (dosage: 4 Grams Per Day For 2 Days, Then 8 Grams Per Day For 1 Day), which was started on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. When starting to take Vicodin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Overdose
  • Liver Injury
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Vicodin.
Acute Respiratory Failure, Thoracic Vertebral Fracture, Dyspnoea, Overdose, Oxygen Saturation Decreased, Brain Natriuretic Peptide Increased, Lethargy, Bronchial Wall Thickening, Adrenal Mass

This Overdose Vicodin side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED STATES on May 23, 2012. A Female , weighting 158.6 lb, was treated with Vicodin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Acute Respiratory Failure
  • Thoracic Vertebral Fracture
  • Dyspnoea
  • Overdose
  • Oxygen Saturation Decreased
  • Brain Natriuretic Peptide Increased
  • Lethargy
  • Bronchial Wall Thickening
  • Adrenal Mass
. Vicodin dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Pravastatin
The patient was hospitalized.
Nephrolithiasis, Overdose

This is a Vicodin side effect report of a 46-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: pain, who was treated with Vicodin (dosage:7.5/750mg Every 2-4 Hours As Needed Only, start time: Jan 01, 2003), combined with:
  • Prevacid
  • Rolaids Multi Symptom Antacid And Anti Gas Soft Chew Fast Acting (1-2 Soft Chews, 2-3 Times Per Day, 2 To 3 Times Per Week, Up To 5 Times A Week)
  • Rolaids Multi Symptom Antacid And Anti Gas Soft Chew Fast Acting (1-2 Soft Chews, 2-3 Times Per Day, 2 To 3 Times Per Week, Up To 5 Times A Week)
  • Prevacid
, and developed a serious reaction and a Overdose side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Nephrolithiasis
  • Overdose
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Vicodin treatment in female patients suffering from pain, resulting in Overdose.

Metastases To Bone, Hypoaesthesia, Muscular Weakness, Gait Disturbance, Humerus Fracture, Osteonecrosis Of Jaw, Pain, Overdose, Breast Cancer Metastatic

A female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: NA started Vicodin treatment (dosage: NA) on Nov 29, 2006. Soon after starting Vicodin treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Metastases To Bone
  • Hypoaesthesia
  • Muscular Weakness
  • Gait Disturbance
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw
  • Pain
  • Overdose
  • Breast Cancer Metastatic
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cytoxan
  • Zofran (8 Mg, Bid)
  • Ciprofloxacin (500 Mg, Bid)
  • Lasix (1 Df, Qd)
  • Zometa
  • Clindamycin
  • Fluconazole (2 Df, Qd)
  • Adriamycin Pfs
This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Vicodin side effects, such as Overdose.
Ecchymosis, Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, Skull Fracture, Laceration, Respiratory Depression, Overdose, Brain Injury, Fall

A patient from UNITED STATES was prescribed and started Vicodin on Mar 21, 2011. Patient felt the following Vicodin side effects: ecchymosis, subarachnoid haemorrhage, skull fracture, laceration, respiratory depression, overdose, brain injury, fall Additional patient health information: male , weighting 220.0 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: . Vicodin dosage: NA. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Klonopin
  • Ultram
  • Acetaminophen
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate
  • Propoxyphene
Feeling Hot, Tremor, Overdose, Abasia, Blood Glucose Increased, Asthenia, Flushing, Palpitations

This report suggests a potential Vicodin Overdose side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 53-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): NA and used Vicodin (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 2000. Soon after starting Vicodin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Feeling Hot
  • Tremor
  • Overdose
  • Abasia
  • Blood Glucose Increased
  • Asthenia
  • Flushing
  • Palpitations
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Dulcolax
  • Remeron
  • Premarin
  • Fentanyl Citrate (100 Mcg/hr Q 72 Hr, Transdermal)
  • Detrol La
  • Miralax
  • Prozac
  • Fluorometholone Ophthalmic Suspension (1 Drop Per Eye, 3 X Day, Ophthalmic)
The patient was hospitalized. Although Vicodin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Overdose, may still occur.
Brain Injury, Subarachnoid Haemorrhage, Convulsion, Overdose, Fall, Respiratory Depression, Skull Fracture, Ecchymosis

An adverse event was reported by a physician on Mar 16, 2011 by a male taking Vicodin (dosage: NA) . Location: UNITED STATES , weighting 220.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Vicodin side effects: brain injury, subarachnoid haemorrhage, convulsion, overdose, fall, respiratory depression, skull fracture, ecchymosis. Additional medications/treatments:
Associated medications used:
  • Ultram
  • Klonopin
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate
  • Propoxyphene
  • Acetaminophen
Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, Overdose

This Overdose problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 55-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): headache,arthritis,migraine.On Jan 01, 1986 a consumer started treatment with Vicodin (dosage: 1-2 Times Per Day). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time:
  • Morphine (1-3 Times Per Day)
  • Stadol (Unk, Qhs)
  • Excedrin (migraine) (2 Caplets, Bid)
When commencing Vicodin, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Overdose
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Overdose, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Overdose

This is a Vicodin side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: NA and was treated with Vicodin (dosage: NA) starting NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Overdose
This opens a possibility that Vicodin could cause Overdose and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Overdose

This Overdose side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Dec 22, 2010. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 44 years of age, was treated with Vicodin Es. Directly after treatment started, patient experienced the unwanted or unexpected Vicodin side effects: overdose. Vicodin Es dosage: NA.
Associated medications used:
  • Lexapro
  • Neurontin
  • Oxycontin
  • Morphine Sulfate
  • Diazepam
  • Soma
  • Parafon Forte
  • Zanaflex
These side effects may potentially be related to Vicodin Es.
Overdose

This Overdose side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES. A 52-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: pain,procedural pain. The patient was prescribed Vicodin (dosage: NA), which was started on Sep 06, 2008. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Extra Strength Tylenol
  • Advil
When starting to take Vicodin the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Overdose
These side effects may potentially be related to Vicodin.
Overdose

This Overdose Vicodin side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Mar 11, 2009. A Female , 64 years of age, was diagnosed with and was treated with Vicodin. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Overdose
. Vicodin dosage: At Bedtime. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Tylenol Er
  • Metformin Hydrochloride
  • Actos
Constipation, Overdose

This is a Vicodin side effect report of a 74-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED STATES, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: pain, who was treated with Vicodin (dosage:1 Caplet, start time: Apr 29, 2009), combined with:
  • Tylenol Arthritis Extended Relief
  • Extra Strength Tylenol (Q4-6hours)
  • Celebrex
  • Synthroid
, and developed a serious reaction and a Overdose side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Constipation
  • Overdose
which developed after the beginning of treatment. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Vicodin treatment in female patients suffering from pain, resulting in Overdose.
Activities Of Daily Living Impaired, Hyperhidrosis, Intervertebral Disc Disorder, Malaise, Mobility Decreased, Overdose, Tremor, Withdrawal Syndrome

A patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES with the following symptoms: pain in extremity started Vicodin Es treatment (dosage: Taking 6 Pills A Day On Own) on May 01, 2009. Soon after starting Vicodin Es treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Activities Of Daily Living Impaired
  • Hyperhidrosis
  • Intervertebral Disc Disorder
  • Malaise
  • Mobility Decreased
  • Overdose
  • Tremor
  • Withdrawal Syndrome
. Concurrently used drugs: NA. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Vicodin Es side effects, such as Overdose.
Overdose, Subdural Haemorrhage

A female patient from was prescribed and started Vicodin on Oct 07, 2009. After Vicodin was administered, patient encountered several Vicodin side effects: overdose, subdural haemorrhage Additional patient health information: Female , weighting 300.3 lb, The consumer reported the following symptoms: was diagnosed with and. Vicodin dosage: 5/500 Mg. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Lexapro (10 Mg Or 20 Mg)
Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Overdose

This report suggests a potential Vicodin Overdose side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 21-year-old female patient from UNITED STATES (weight:NA) was diagnosed with the following health condition(s): suicide attempt and used Vicodin (dosage: 5/500mg X 1 Po) starting Aug 05, 2009. Soon after starting Vicodin the patient began experiencing various side effects, including:
  • Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
  • Overdose
Drugs used concurrently:
  • Albuterol
  • Prednisone Tab
  • Imuran
The patient was hospitalized. Although Vicodin demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Overdose, may still occur.
Overdose

An adverse event was reported by a consumer or non-health professional on Sep 10, 2009 by a male taking Vicodin (dosage: 7.5/750mg Po) . Location: UNITED STATES , 28 years of age, weighting 180.0 lb, patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Patient felt the following Vicodin side effects: overdose. Additional medications/treatments:
Intentional Overdose, Prescription Form Tampering

This Overdose problem was reported by a pharmacist from UNITED STATES. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following medical condition(s): NA.On NS a consumer started treatment with Vicodin Es (dosage: 750/7.5mg). The following drugs/medications were being taken at the same time: NA. When commencing Vicodin Es, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms /side effects:
  • Intentional Overdose
  • Prescription Form Tampering
Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry potential side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Overdose, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Overdose, Suicide Attempt

This is a Vicodin side effect report of a female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED STATES. The patient developed the following symptoms/conditions: multiple sclerosis and was treated with Vicodin (dosage: NA) starting Jan 01, 2006. Concurrently used drugs: NA. Soon after that, the consumer experienced the following of symptoms:
  • Overdose
  • Suicide Attempt
The patient was hospitalized. This opens a possibility that Vicodin could cause Overdose and that some female patients may be more susceptible.
Overdose

This Overdose side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from UNITED STATES on Oct 15, 2008. A female patient from UNITED STATES , 52 years of age, weighting 130.1 lb, was diagnosed with and was treated with Vicodin. Patient felt the following Vicodin side effects: overdose. Vicodin dosage: NA.
Multiple prescriptions taken:
  • Extra Strength Tylenol
  • Mefenamic Acid
These side effects may potentially be related to Vicodin.

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Vicodin Overdose Causes and Reviews


What are opioids?

Opioids, sometimes called narcotics, are a type of drug. They include strong prescription pain relievers, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol. The illegal drug heroin is also an opioid.

A health care provider may give you a prescription opioid to reduce pain after you have had a major injury or surgery. You may get them if you have severe pain from health conditions like cancer. Some health care providers prescribe them for chronic pain.

Prescription opioids used for pain relief are generally safe when taken for a short time and as prescribed by your health care provider. However, people who take opioids are at risk for opioid dependence and addiction, as well as an Overdose. These risks increase when opioids are misused. Misuse means you are not taking the medicines according to your provider's instructions, you are using them to get high, or you are taking someone else's opioids.

What is an opioid Overdose?

Opioids affect the part of the brain that regulates breathing. When people take high doses of opioids, it can lead to an Overdose, with the slowing or stopping of breathing and sometimes death.

What causes an opioid Overdose?

An opioid Overdose can happen for a variety of reasons, including if you

  • Take an opioid to get high
  • Take an extra dose of a prescription opioid or take it too often (either accidentally or on purpose)
  • Mix an opioid with other medicines, illegal drugs, or alcohol. An Overdose can be fatal when mixing an opioid and certain anxiety treatment medicines, such as Xanax or Valium.
  • Take an opioid medicine that was prescribed for someone else. Children are especially at risk of an accidental Overdose if they take medicine not intended for them.

There is also a risk of Overdose if you are getting medication-assisted treatment (MAT). MAT is a treatment for opioid abuse and addiction. Many of the medicines used for MAT are controlled substances that can be misused.

Who is at risk for an opioid Overdose?

Anyone who takes an opioid can be at risk of an Overdose, but you are at higher risk if you

  • Take illegal opioids
  • Take more opioid medicine than you are prescribed
  • Combine opioids with other medicines and/or alcohol
  • Have certain medical conditions, such as sleep apnea, or reduced kidney or liver function
  • Are over 65 years old
What are the signs of an opioid Overdose?

The signs of an opioid Overdose include

  • The person's face is extremely pale and/or feels clammy to the touch
  • Their body goes limp
  • Their fingernails or lips have a purple or blue color
  • They start vomiting or making gurgling noises
  • They cannot be awakened or are unable to speak
  • Their breathing or heartbeat slows or stops
What should I do if I think that someone is having an opioid Overdose?

If you think someone is having an opioid Overdose,

  • Call 9-1-1 immediately
  • Administer naloxone, if it is available. Naloxone is a safe medication that can quickly stop an opioid Overdose. It can be injected into the muscle or sprayed into the nose to rapidly block the effects of the opioid on the body.
  • Try to keep the person awake and breathing
  • Lay the person on their side to prevent choking
  • Stay with the person until emergency workers arrive
How can I prevent an opioid Overdose?

There are steps you can take to help prevent an Overdose:

  • Take your medicine exactly as prescribed by your health care provider. Do not take more medicine at once or take medicine more often than you are supposed to.
  • Never mix pain medicines with alcohol, sleeping pills, or illegal substances
  • Store medicine safely where children or pets can't reach it. Consider using a medicine lockbox. Besides keeping children safe, it also prevents someone who lives with you or visits your house from stealing your medicines.
  • Dispose of unused medicine promptly

If you take an opioid, it is also important to teach your family and friends how to respond to an Overdose. If you are at high risk for an Overdose, ask your health care provider about whether you need a prescription for naloxone.


Vicodin Overdose Reviews

Wed, 26 Jan 2011

I have cramps after 2 months of taking Vicodin. Do you think it is from the medication? I only take 1/2 of a pill twice a day.

thanks, Marie

Sun, 11 Apr 2010
I don't have a question, more like a statement to add to the Vicodone side effects. I had surgery on my lower back-I weigh 163 lbs/57' tall. A few days after my surgery I ended up with severe distention where I looked 6 months pregnant all the way from under my diaphragm to my lower abdomen. I could not fit into anything but the loosest yoga pants that I own The surgeon said he had no idea what caused it- I finally had to go to the ER to get this resolved. they had taken X-rays the Dr. on call there said it was a reaction to the Vicodone where I ended up with "lazy gut" as he referred to it. They had had patients come in with this before, so he knew recommended suppositories to handle the issue. Its been slowly going down, but it has been almost a month. I would not recommend this drug for pain management after surgery -Ever! -L
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