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
- Liver failure
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:
- Hydrocodone/APAP Abuse
- Signs of Hydrocodone/APAP Addiction
- Hydrocodone/APAP Withdrawal
- Hydrocodone/APAP Without a Prescription
- Hydrocodone/APAP From Mexico.