Lorcet is used to relieve pain by combining Tylenol and hydrocodone.
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The appearance of hydrocodone makes Lorcet a narcotic and is susceptible to addiction.
Hydrocodone addiction is on the rise in the U.S. as sales and production have increased significantly in recent years, along with diversion and illicit use.
The hydrocodone found in Lorcet is very similar to heroin and more powerful dose for dose than morphine.
Lorcet is an opioid that works on the brain and pain receptors to block pain. When Lorcet is taken, the user will feel drowsy and sluggish.
Generally, this drug is abused by oral rather than intravenous administration.
Nausea and weakness is also a common side effect of taking Lorcet, as is lack of mental focus, dry-mouth, constipation and slowed breathing.
Lorcet addiction can be described as needing the drug beyond the original physical symptoms.
If the pain is worse than when you started taking the drug, or you suffer from withdrawal symptoms such as severe flu-like aches and pains when you try to cut down on the amount you take, these can be indications of addiction.
In the U.S., pure hydrocodone and forms containing more than 15 mg per dosage unit are considered Schedule II drugs.
Those containing less than or equal to 15 mg per dosage unit in combination with acetaminophen or another non-controlled drug are called hydrocodone compounds and are considered Schedule III drugs.