Were you looking for information about Hydrocodone? Hydrocodin is a common misspelling of hydrocodone.
Hydrocodone is a narcotic active ingredient in many different prescription medications. It is most often used to treat pain, although it is sometimes also used as a cough suppressant. It is thought that opioid pain relievers, such as hydrocodone, work by binding to opioid receptors in the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord). Although the medication is effective at decreasing pain and relieving coughing, it is also important to know that it has a significant potential for psychological and physical dependence and abuse.
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