What is hydrocodone
Hydrocodone is a cough and pain medication, classified is a class-A controlled drug (the most restrictive class) with serious penalties for illegal possession and supply. It is an analogue of codeine, but about six times more potent. The prescribed dose of five to ten milligrams is equivalent to 60 milligrams of oral morphine. As the sale and production of this drug has increased around the world (though its availability in the UK is more limited), so has the potential for the drug to be diverted for illicit use. Hydrocodone (found in Lortab, Vicodin, and many other medications) is one of the most common prescription drug addictions.