One commonly prescribed pain reliever is Zydone for moderate to severe pain, and the effects of this drug are generally a feeling of euphoria or a slightly "high" feeling. It is this feeling that can cause people to abuse the drug. Zydone effects last for several hours, but this means that the user may need several doses to keep feeling high, which can lead to abuse over time.
The average Zydone tablet has two active ingredients and the amounts of these ingredients vary. It is generally 400 milligrams of acetaminophen combined with between five and ten milligrams of hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is the ingredient that leads to addiction in this pill and gives the user that "high" feeling because it controls pain by manipulating the brain into emitting endorphins.
Long terms use of Zydone causes the brain to adjust to the effects of releasing endorphins, and so sudden termination of its use can lead to uncomfortable withdrawal symptoms. This drug is considered a narcotic and has many of the same effects as common narcotic drugs including dizziness, clammy skin and seizures if foot much of the drug is consumed. In addition, taking too much acetaminophen can lead to serious effects on the liver. Sometimes the effects on a person's liver can be fatal. If a person is a regular and heavy alcohol drinker, this can seriously damage the liver or lead to liver disease.
A regular user of this drug may experience Zydone effects including extreme fatigue, dark urine, vomiting, abdominal pain and yellow eyes or skin which are all consistent with liver issues. The user may also experience dizziness or drowsiness and constipation. When used as prescribed, most people do not experience any serious side effects, and the longer that the medication is used, the less the side effects are noticed.
When a person starts to take too much of this drug, some of the effects can include mood swings that are very noticeable. They may also experience a lot of abdominal pain and cramping, as well as issues with urination. These are all signs of liver problems as the liver experiences problems metabolizing the drug and removing it from the body.
Advanced abuse and heavy use can lead to convulsions, seizures, loss of consciousness, shallow breathing and disorientation. If a person has an allergic reaction to this drug, which is rare, those symptoms may include rash, swelling (face, throat and tongue), itchiness, extreme dizziness. In the case of an overdose, an user may even experience temporary hearing loss which can be very disconcerting.
For those who suffer with chronic pain, it is easy to abuse prescription drugs by obtaining prescriptions from various doctors. If you are currently doing this, you should know that this is called "doctor shopping" and this is illegal. If you are caught in the act of doctor shopping, you may be criminally charged. If someone you know is doing this, then you should be aware that they have a problem and need help. You can help by not supporting them or assisting them with obtaining illegal prescriptions.
It is difficult for anyone to stop taking a drug that they have been abusing, so if you suspect that a loved one may have a problem with this drug, you may need to make arrangements for treatment. If you are uncertain, a consultation may provide the answers that you need to make a final decision. It is easy to turn a blind eye to addiction, but extremely difficult to admit that a loved one has a drug addiction. The best thing that you can do to help is to get them the help that they need.
For the user, the sudden cessation of Zydone use can lead to serious withdrawal symptoms that can be completely unbearable. This is why it is highly recommended that a person is checked into a treatment facility to deal with the symptoms and provide them with the support, medical care and counselling that they may require in order to get past the addiction. Addiction is a serious issue and it is not something that you can deal with on your own. Help is only a call or click away, there is no need to suffer any longer once you realize that there is a problem.