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What If I Take an Overdose of Maxidone?

People who take too much Maxidone 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 this product, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Hydrocodone/APAP Overdose for more information.)

How Should It Be Stored?

Maxidone tablets should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children. Because Maxidone is a highly desired drug of abuse, make sure to keep it in a safe place.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

Maxidone is often prescribed "as needed," which means you do not need to take a dose if you do not feel pain. If you forget to take a dose of Maxidone and notice significant pain, take your missed dose right away. However, make sure to wait the recommended time before the next dose.

Maxidone Abuse

Hydrocodone/APAP products (such as Maxidone) are commonly abused. Such products are readily available and inexpensive, especially in generic form. However, it is important to distinguish between actual abuse of the drug and a physical dependence on the drug. Healthcare providers may have difficulty distinguishing behaviors associated with inadequate pain control from drug-seeking behaviors associated with abuse.
Because Maxidone 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 Maxidone and suddenly stop using it are likely to experience withdrawal symptoms.
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