Last updated: 01/29/2021
Author: Addictions.com Medical Review
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Hydrocodone is an opiate that is heavily prescribed to patients who are suffering from pain associated with injury, illness or recent surgical procedure. Unfortunately, hydrocodone is also a widely abused medication that is used on the streets to produce euphoric effects. Hydrocodone street names may be used to openly discuss the drug around others without alerting law enforcement, parents or those who don’t use drugs to the true meaning of the discussion at hand.
Many of the names that are used to discuss hydrocodone on the streets refer to short or lingo terms that are used to describe the various brand names that hydrocodone is marketed under. According to the DEA Office of Diversion Control, this drug has many different brand names that it is currently marketed under in the U.S. including Lortab, Vicodin and Norco.
The following hydrocodone street names are commonly used on the streets to describe this prescription drug:
These terms refer to the common hydrocodone brands that most user seek which are Vicodin, Lortab which is made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, and Norco.
There are nearly 100 different brand names that hydrocodone is distributed under in the United States. Most of the time, the combination is a mixture of hydrocodone and acetaminophen but there are other combinations of hydrocodone and other ingredients that may also be used in different brands. Some of the brand names that are commonly prescribed and which include hydrocodone are:
These are just a few of the additional some 100 brands that may be prescribed. Likewise, many hydrocodone street names can be derived from the various brand names such as the list above. For instance, a user may talk about Zydos or Lorris when describing Zydone or Lorcet respectively.
Why is it so important to know these street names? Because if you are unaware of the various street names for hydrocodone, you risk having your children, your loved ones, or your friends openly discussing these drugs or the use of the drugs right in front of you without you even realizing that they are using and may have a problem.