You may experience withdrawal from hydrocodone if you stop taking the medication too abruptly. Symptoms of withdrawal may include sweating, runny nose, insomnia, and nausea. Withdrawal symptoms can occur with chronic, legitimate use of the drug, as well as with hydrocodone abuse. It is a normal physical response to stopping narcotics and is not necessarily a sign of abuse. While unpleasant, symptoms of withdrawal from this drug are usually not dangerous.
(Click Hydrocodone Withdrawal Symptoms to learn about other possible withdrawal symptoms and to find out how you can help prevent these symptoms. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on hydrocodone.)