What Is Hydrocodone?
Hydrocodone is a prescription opioid. Opioids are also called narcotics, and this class of drugs includes prescription pain medications as well as heroin. Hydrocodone is intended to be prescribed to relieve severe pain. Due to the risks associated with hydrocodone, it should only be prescribed in particular situations, such as when someone isn’t responding to other treatments, or can’t use other treatments for some reason.