Vicoprofen is the trade name for the combination of two drugs – hydrocodone and ibuprofen. Vicoprofen is used for moderate to severe pain relief. Hydrocodone is a WHO level 3 cancer pain relieving opiate. Ibuprofen is mixed with hydrocodone to increase the efficacy of its pain relieving effects. Ibuprofen is a common pain and fever reliever that is found in many over the counter drugs, such as Advil and Midol. Legally, any product of the poppy plant, or anything that is related or derived to opium, is considered a narcotic. This places Vicoprofen on the federal government’s Controlled Substances Act Schedule II list. It is illegal to use without a prescription and Vicoprofen addiction and abuse has a high potential. Vicoprofen addiction and abuse is a serious disease which kills thousands of Americans each year.
Common Street Names for Vicoprofen
Because the addictive drug in Vicoprofen is a narcotic, Vicoprofen addiction can be supplemented with other narcotics. These narcotics can be pharmaceuticals like Vicoprofen, such as Vicodin and Oxycodone, or they can be designer substances, such as heroin and other varieties of morphine. One of the more popular methods for the purchasing of opiates is interpersonal marketing, such as through friends and family members. But purchasing narcotics off the street is a common occurrence also. Listed below are some alternative names, or street names, for Vicoprofen and other pharmaceutical based narcotics.
The Controlled Substances Act signed into law by President Richard Nixon aimed to curb the rising addiction rates of the 1960’s and 1970’s. Vicoprofen addiction is one facet of many addictions affected by this act. Under its jurisdiction, the DEA suits Vicoprofen into Schedule II, on account of its propensity for abuse, highly addictive nature, and recognition of medical viability. This means that Vicoprofen can only be legally obtained with a written prescription from a licensed physician. The selling of prescription drugs is punishable by law, and any illicit purchase of the drugs is also punishable under law.
History and Trends in Vicoprofen Addiction and Abuse
Vicoprofen is available as a tablet. It is sold as a generic drug, which is used to treat acute pain for no longer than ten days. One of the biggest signs of Vicoprofen addiction and abuse is the continued use of Vicoprofen for longer than this prescribed period. To avoid any symptoms of Vicoprofen withdrawal, it is best that the prescription holder and user of the narcotic use as little of the narcotic as can be managed, according to his or her own pain. One of the biggest trends in Vicoprofen addiction, and indeed a general abuse of any pharmaceutical opiate, is the crushing and snorting of the narcotic. Vicoprofen should not be mixed with any other opioid. The results could include overdose and death.
Side Effects of Vicoprofen
The following side effects occurred in testing populations to varying degrees.
- Abdominal Pain
- Heart Palpitations
- Altered Vision
- Dry Eyes
Signs of Vicoprofen Addiction and Abuse
Signs of Vicoprofen addiction can lead anyone with a common sense of judgement to self-diagnose the disease in themselves or someone they see and/ or know. These signs include a change in social settings, the social-circle that is kept, a change in cleanliness and other hygiene, a greater propensity for isolation, obvious signs of physical illness, and the user’s continued search for obtaining Vicoprofen and other narcotics illegally.
Withdrawal Symptoms of Vicoprofen
Vicoprofen addiction treatment cannot begin until a thorough detox of Hydrocodone and all other opiates has been complete. A detox depends on the length of time in which the addict spent abusing an opiate. Typically these times range from one week to one month. Withdrawal symptoms include:
It is important that anyone who is going through withdrawal avoid sugary and starchy foods. The increase in hunger is natural and healthy, but the preference for these unhealthy snack foods can be a substitution for their opioid dependence.
Treatment for Vicoprofen Addiction and Abuse
Vicoprofen addiction treatment includes cognitive therapy. In cognitive therapy, the addict learns to understand his or her treatment under the eyes of a trained physician and therapist. If withdrawal symptoms continue unabated, or the addict cannot control his or her temptations, then the mild narcotic methadone may be introduced to facilitate their transition.
Methadone treatment and cognitive therapy have been proven allies to help anyone suffering from Vicoprofen addiction. We offer that and more at White Sands Tampa. Call us now at 1-877-640-7820.