Hydrocodone is more likely to cause breathing problems in older adults and people who are severely ill, malnourished, or otherwise debilitated. Our Hydrocodone Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.
Some side effects of Hydrocodone may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Shallow breathing, Slow heartbeat
- Confusion, fear, Unusual thoughts or behavior
- Feeling light-headed, Fainting
- Seizure (convulsions)
- Problems with urination
- Nausea, Upper stomach pain, Itching, Loss of appetite, Dark urine, Clay-colored stools, Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).
Minor Hydrocodone Side Effects may include:
- Anxiety, Dizziness, Drowsiness
- Mild nausea, Vomiting, Upset stomach, Constipation
- Headache, Mood changes
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in your ears
- Dry mouth.
Get emergency help immediately if any of the following symptoms of Hydrocodone overdose occur:
Symtoms of Overdose:
- Bloody or cloudy urine
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Cold and clammy skin
- Lightheadedness, Dizziness, or fainting
- No blood pressure or pulse
- Sudden decrease in the amount of urine
- Slow or irregular heartbeat
- Not breathing
- Unpleasant breath ordor.