Soma is sought by itself for its relaxing sedative effects, but it is also sought because it increases the effect of hydrocodone, the painkiller in Vicodin or Lortab.
Of twenty Soma users who were part of a study, thirteen admitted using Soma in a way not prescribed by the doctor. Three used it to modify the effect of another drug. Soma is well known for its ability to make the effect of hydrocodone (Vicodin) stronger.
In fact, in 2011, a Houston family won a hefty judgement against such a pain management clinic and the doctor in charge after Michael Skorpenske accidentally overdosed and died. Mr. Skorpenske had sought drugs at this pain management clinic and was abusing the Houston Cocktail.
A person who has become addicted to Soma is very likely to need professional help to get clean and sober again.
Article below from USA Today Online. Read more at federalregister.gov. WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is finalizing new.
In 2012, U.S. doctors wrote more than 125 million prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing drugs, making it the most prescribed drug in the country, according to figures from IMS Health. News of the rescheduling was applauded by lawmakers from states that have been plagued by prescription drug abuse, many who have been pushing regulators to make the change.
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The new restrictions will go into effect in 45 days, according to the federal listing.
But last year the FDA changed its position, citing the national epidemic of overdoses and deaths tied to prescription painkillers known as opioids.
Despite its wide use, hydrocodone does have some drawbacks. There are many potential side effects, including dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, and.
Despite its wide use, hydrocodone does have some drawbacks. There are many potential side effects, including dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, and constipation. Long-term use can also cause hearing loss. In recent years, hydrocodone has become a popular recreational drug and can lead to dependency when used improperly or for long periods of time. In 2009, the American Food and Drug Administration recommended that Vicodin and Percocet, another popular prescription pain reliever, be removed from the market due to a rise in overdoses.
One definite concern of hydrocodone use during pregnancy is the effects it has on the expecting mom.
New U.S. restrictions on hydrocodone to take effect. The Food and Drug Administration cites the epidemic of overdoses and deaths tied to.
Deaths linked to the drugs more than tripled between 1999 and 2010, during which sales of opioids increased four-fold.
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The move, announced in a federal posting, comes more than a decade after the Drug Enforcement Administration first recommended reclassifying hydrocodone due to its risks for abuse and addiction.
Physicians are reminded that effective October 6, 2014, medicines containing hydrocodone will be reclassified as Schedule II substances.
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Physician assistants and nurse practitioners should consult their respective boards for more information on the required trainings. Under the new rule, physician assistants and nurse practitioners may administer, provide or issue a drug order for Schedule II controlled substances if they have advance approval by a supervising physician and if they have completed an approved education course that explicitly covers prescribing of Schedule II controlled substances.
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