What does hydrocodone look like
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By: Harmony Staff

Clinically Reviewed by Dr. Deja Gilbert, PhD, LMHC, LPC

Updated on 04/22/2022

Do you know someone who is taking hydrocodone? Maybe, you found some pills in your loved one’s room and aren’t sure what they are. It might just be that you know hydrocodone is one of the main drugs being abused these days and you want to know what it looks like in case you see someone taking it. No matter what the case may be, it is important to know as much as you can about the look and type of drug this is.

General View of the Drug

There are different types of hydrocodone available these days and many different ones that are prescribed. Most of them are small and round. However, there is also oval hydrocodone with different dosages/strengths. The dosage or strength is written on the pill or tablet sides. Some of the numbers that you might see on these drugs include:

  • S325
  • 5
  • 7.5
  • 037
  • 1000
  • 1000mg
  • 10mg
  • 15
  • 20
  • 2172
  • 350
  • 3604
  • 38
  • 50
  • 500
  • 5mg
  • 7.5mg
  • 750
  • 800
  • L484

It is also important to know there are some drug dealers who are making fake pills with acetaminophen or hcl that are mixed with illegal drugs because it is cheaper for them to make those options. These are even more dangerous than the generic or brand-name hydrocodone options. One reason it is important to know about these fake options is that the numbers may be messed up, but look like one of the numbers above. Some of the fake options may be just ibuprofen or aspirin disguised as hydrocodone, too. The problem with these is the user may wonder why they aren’t getting high and end up causing severe damage to their body because they are taking too much of these medications.

Type of Drug

Hydrocodone is a pain medication. It is classified as an opioid analgesic. Many people will take prescription or illegal hydrocodone alone with acetaminophen which is an over-the-counter (OTC) medication used for pain relief and reducing fevers.

What does a hydrocodone 7.5 pill look like?

What does a hydrocodone 7.5 pill look like

Lortab 7.5, or hydrocdone bitartrate and acetaminophen, is prescribed in tablet form.The medication should be taken orally. Another name for this drug is lortab 7.5/500. With this type of hydrocodone, you will notice it is capsule-shaped with green specks on a white background. The tablets are bisected and debossed with the number 903 on one of the sides and the letters ucb on the other side. The containers are generally shipped to pharmacies in 100 tablets labeled NDC 50474-907-01 or with 500 tables that are labeled NDC 50474-907-50.

Can you tell me what hydrocodone looks like?

Can you tell me what hydrocodone looks like

Now that you have a description of what hydrocodone looks like, you should be able to tell if you spot it somewhere. If you do notice someone is abusing this drug, there are treatment programs available to help them overcome the addiction. However, it is important to know that some people are prescribed this drug to treat a pain-producing condition. With this being said, there are some signs of an opioid high you can look for to see if someone might need help to quit using this drug.

If you do see someone who is high from using this drug, it may be necessary to hold an intervention. That way, the person knows that other people care and want to help them get their life back from this drug.

What does a hydrocodone high look like?

What does a hydrocodone high look like?

When one person gets high on opiates, it may look different for them than it does for another person. However, there is one thing that most people have in common when they get high off this drug – a false sense of euphoria.

Even though the symptoms of this type of high can be different for everyone, there are some symptoms of opioid high that you might notice in your friend or loved one, as well, such as the following:

  • Slurred speech
  • Mood changes
  • Drowsiness
  • Nodding off
  • Relaxation
  • Not able to answer basic questions
  • Itchiness
  • Unresponsive
  • Slow breathing rate and heart rate
  • Lack of energy
  • Tiredness
  • Feeling more content or social than usual
  • Lightheadedness
  • Low blood pressure and weak pulse
  • Becoming aggressive, especially when woken up

These are signs that someone may be under the influence of prescription drugs. However, it is important to note that being under the influence from this drug isn’t the same as abusing it. There are people who abuse the drug because they want that false sense of euphoria. If someone is illegally buying prescription meds, using more than the dosage they are prescribed, or experiencing the symptoms above more often, they could be abusing the drug.

If you do recognize that your friend or loved one is high on hydrocodone, it might be a good time to talk to them about their drug use. If they become defensive, you may want to hold an intervention. Before holding the intervention, it would be good to reach out to our Harmony NC team to find a spot for your friend or loved one to go to a treatment center. That way, if they are ready to get help to quit using hydrocodone, it is all ready for them.

Why do hydrocodone pills look different?

If you were wondering what does a hydrocodone pill look like, now you know. If you want to know why they look different, it is because professionals need to make sure they are administering the right medications, If they all looked the same, the doctors, nurses and pharmacists wouldn’t know what dosage they were giving. This could lead to more overdoses and other medical issues, as well. It is also important that the pills look different, so the different brands can be differentiated, too.

If you find out that someone you know is abusing any of the different pills, make sure you find time to talk to them about their drug use. It could just be that you didn’t know they had a hydrocodone prescription. On the other hand, it could be that your friend or loved one needs help to stop using this drug.

Get Opioid Addiction Treatment Today

If you or someone you know needs to get clean after abusing or getting high , there are various types of treatment available. No matter what drugs were being abused, you can reach out to our Harmony NC team today to start receiving the treatment that is needed. Whether the treatment is for your friend, loved one or yourself, you will get the highest quality, evidence-based treatment in our facility.

Contact us today to start receiving addiction treatment for yourself or to find treatment information for someone you care about.