Can Xodol be addictive?

The prescription pain medication Xodol (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can be habit-forming. However, you're unlikely to become addicted if you take Xodol exactly as prescribed by your doctor to relieve pain. The Drug Enforcement Agency has classified Xodol as a Schedule III drug, meaning that it has some potential for abuse but is not as likely to be abused as drugs classified as Schedule I (such as LSD or heroin) or Schedule II (such as cocaine or oxycodone). If you find that Xodol is not relieving your pain as well as it once did, do not take an increased amount. Instead, call your doctor.

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