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CLamb ppt.

  1. 1. By: Isabela Pante, Jeri Madriaga, & Chris Lamb
  2. 2. History of Vicodin  Vicodin is a combination of Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen.  One of the most popular prescription painkillers.  1934, a researcher for the U.S. Bureau of Social Hygiene reports that hydrocodone is an excellent painkiller and cough suppressant.  1955, Acetaminophen is introduced to the U.S., under the name of Tylenol.  1983, Generic Vicodin is available.  2006, Americans are written 130 million prescriptions for drugs containing hydrocodone.  June 30, 2009, a federal advisory panel votes to recommend the FDA ban Vicodin.
  3. 3. Classification of Vicodin  Vicodin is classified to a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers and antidepressants.
  4. 4. Nicknames  Vike  Hydros  Watson 349  Watson 387
  5. 5. How the Drug Affects the Body  Vicodin makes the body feel “better”.  Irregular heart rate  Confusion  Isolation  Hallucinations
  6. 6. Illegal/Legal  Buying prescription Vicodin is legal.  From the streets is illegal.
  7. 7. Possible Dangers  Vomiting  Constipation  Lightheadedness  Dizziness  Nausea  Drowsiness  Mental/Mood changes • Vision changes • Loss of hearing • Liver damage
  8. 8. Common Treatments for Addiction  Treatment centers  Therapy  Rehabilitation
  9. 9. Resources  http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/topic/577 70/  http://www.opiates.com/vicodin/  http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_can_vicodin_ do_to_your_body  http://www.homehealthtesting.com/blog/2010/0 2/vicodin-the-almost-illegal-drug/  http://aids.about.com/od/miscellaneousmeds/a /vicodin.htm  http://www.recoveryconnection.org/drug_index /vicodin.php  http://www.drugabusehelp.com/drugs/vicodin/

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