Is Hydrocodone an Opioid?
Yes, it is. Hydrocodone is a powerful pain reliever, also known as a narcotic analgesic or opioid. Hydrocodone is the generic name. On-brand names for hydrocodone include Vicodin, Lortab, Norco and Zohydro ER.
What is Hydrocodone?
It is a strong prescription painkiller drug often prescribed to relieve moderate to severe pain that is unresponsive to other, less potent, pain-relieving medicines.
Hydrocodone Side Effects and Addiction
Always take this prescription medication exactly as prescribed by a physician to avoid serious side effects. Misuse and abuse of this medication can lead to serious health effects as well as substance dependence and addiction. Overuse or overdose of hydrocodone can result in slowed or stopped breathing and can result in death.