While hydrocodone/APAP withdrawal symptoms can be uncomfortable, they are not typically life-threatening. Because the drug is a narcotic and the body becomes physically dependent on it, if you take it for a long time, withdrawal symptoms are likely to occur. To prevent or minimize symptoms of hydrocodone/APAP withdrawal, your healthcare provider will likely taper your dosage slowly over time.
Withdrawing From Hydrocodone/APAP: An OverviewHydrocodone/APAP (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a prescription pain medication. As a narcotic, it may cause withdrawal symptoms if it is stopped too abruptly. Although hydrocodone/APAP withdrawal can be quite unpleasant, you can be assured that it is not life-threatening.
Symptoms of Hydrocodone/APAP WithdrawalSymptoms of hydrocodone/APAP withdrawal can vary in intensity and may include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Runny nose
Unlike withdrawal from many other drugs, withdrawal from hydrocodone/APAP is unlikely to cause potentially dangerous symptoms.