Difference between hydrocodone and Dihydrocodeine ?
Question posted by oxyaaron on 29 Sep 2010
Last updated on 3 March 2012 by Jecsse
Dihydrocodeine is a semi-synthetic opioid that was developed in the 1900s.
* Dihydrocodeine is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
* Drowsiness, nausea and constipation are the most common side effects.
* Make sure that reactions are normal before driving, operating machinery or doing any other jobs which could be dangerous if you were not fully alert or feel dizzy.
Type of medicine: Analgesic
Used for: Moderate to severe pain
Hydrocodone is an opioid (morphine-like) medication. It is an active ingredient in several hundred different prescription drugs. In these medications, hydrocodone is always combined with at least one other active ingredient (most often acetaminophen); hydrocodone is not available by itself. Although most often used for pain relief, hydrocodone is also used as a cough suppressant.
The medication is a narcotic and is a "controlled substance" in the United States.
Hope the info helped? Take care.
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