Before you take Vicodin, let your treating physician know if you have:
Liver disease or cirrhosis.
If you drink more than three alcoholic beverages daily.
History of substance abuse.
Inflammatory bowel disease or obstruction and severe constipation
Low blood pressure.
A history of head injury, brain tumor, or stroke.
Breathing disorders (Asthma, COPD, sleep apnea, or other pulmonary issues)
If you use sedatives such as Valium (diazepam, alprazolam, lorazepam, Ativan, Klonopin, Restoril, Tranxene, Versed, Xanax, and others).
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency regulates drugs, classifying them in a schedule according to their potential for dependence and abuse. Significantly, The Controlled Substances Act of 1970 puts the federal government in charge of enforcing drug laws concerning manufacturing, importing, possession, and distribution.
Hence, federal and state entities are responsible for punishing those who break laws concerning drugs. Vicodin is classified as a Schedule III controlled substance in the U.S. According to the U.S. government, the classification means Vicodin can cause physical or psychological dependence if abused.