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What If I Take an Overdose of Co-Gesic?

People who take too much Co-Gesic may have overdose symptoms that could include:
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Extreme drowsiness, leading to a coma
  • Cold, clammy skin
  • A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Sweating
  • Liver failure
  • Death.
If you happen to overdose on Co-Gesic, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Hydrocodone/APAP Overdose for more information.)

Can Co-Gesic Be Abused?

Co-Gesic is a commonly abused drug. It is readily available and inexpensive, especially in generic form. It is important to distinguish between actual abuse of the drug and a physical dependence on the drug. Healthcare providers can have difficulty distinguishing behaviors associated with inadequate pain control from drug-seeking behaviors associated with abuse. Because Co-Gesic is a highly desired drug of abuse, people often obtain it through illegal means, such as from foreign countries or online sources that do not require a prescription. People who abuse Co-Gesic and suddenly stop using it are likely to experience withdrawal symptoms.
For more information, visit the following eMedTV articles:
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