A perscription, schedule III, narcotic analgestic (pain killer) containing hydrocodone
and acetaminophen (Tylenol). Hydrocodone is actually an opiate
, like heroin
, that gives an amazing euphoric body high but it's also very addictive (although not nearly as addictive as heroin). Vicodin also has very severe withdrawal effects, similar to those of heroin, although not as severe.
Vicodin is perscribed for mild to severe pain often after a surgery, but sometimes for long-term use. Vicodin is produced by Knoll Labratories and comes in three varieties. Vicodin (5 mg hydrocodone, 500 mg acetaminophen), Vicodin ES (7.5/750), Vicodin HP (10/660). There is also many generic variants of Vicodin.
Vicodin is often taken for recreational use because it gives an amazing, euphoric body high. Vicodin is most commonly taken orally in pill form or crushed up and insufflated (snorted). Snorting results in slightly more powerful effects which come into effect much faster. Acetaminophen is extremely harmful to the liver in high doses (2,000+ mg) so often times, for recreational use, people will extract the hydrocodone from the pill resulting in an extremely vile liquid which can be taken orally or rectally via syringe (not very common, but people do it).
The most common side effects include itching, nausea, paranoia, and intense sweating even if it's not really hot. The severity of the side effects depends on the dose taken. 10-15 mg is considered a moderate dose and 20-30 mg is a high dose. Some people will even take around 60 mg but this isn't very smart because the side effects will be so severe you will not enjoy the experience at all.
Two or three tabs of Vicodin HP will give you a great, euphoric body high.