Which of the following is a common side effect of Vicodin?
The most frequently reported adverse reactions are light-headedness, dizziness, sedation, nausea and vomiting. Other adverse reactions include: Central Nervous System: Drowsiness, mental clouding, lethargy, impairment of mental and physical performance, anxiety, fear, dysphoria, psychological dependence, mood changes.
Do painkillers affect kidneys?
When used improperly, pain medicines can cause problems in the body, including the kidneys. According to the National Kidney Foundation, as many as 3 percent to 5 percent of new cases of chronic kidney failure each year may be caused by the overuse of these painkillers.
What are the disadvantages of taking painkillers?
Common side effects of opioids and other pain medications include the following:
- Constipation. This common side effect of opioids can often be lessened.
- Nausea. Nausea and vomiting sometimes occur in the first day or two of taking an opioid medication.
- Sedation, Drowsiness, or Clouded Thinking.
- Slowed Breathing.
What painkillers get high?
Codeine and Morphine Some of the most commonly abused prescription meds are painkillers — specifically, opioids. These drugs dull pain, but in large doses they can also cause a euphoric high — and dangerous side effects. Doctors usually prescribe morphine for severe pain and codeine for milder pain or coughing.
Can pain become an addiction?
Patients on pain medication can become dependent and progress to addiction, but difficulty stopping pain medication does not in itself make the person an addict.
How many painkillers can I take?
The usual dose for adults is one or two 500mg tablets up to 4 times in 24 hours. Always leave at least 4 hours between doses. Overdosing on paracetamol can cause serious side effects. Do not be tempted to increase the dose or to take a double dose if your pain is very bad.