Deadly Side Effects Of Hydrocodone: Fact Or Fiction?


Adam M. Kaye: 0000-0002-7224-3322

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Overdose deaths from narcotics have continued to climb over the past decade. Opioid painkillers, such as hydrocodone are blamed for the increasing numbers of overdose deaths. While Hydrocodone Combination Products (HCP's) formulated with acetaminophen are the most commonly prescribed pain medication in the United States, it is interesting to note that its potency is in fact far less than other class II opioid analgesics. Even though hydrocodone is not as powerful as other class II opioid analgesics such as oxycodone, methadone, fentanyl, hydromorphone or morphine it is implicated in this epidemic of misuse.