Opioids come in may names, sizes and varieties. One of which is a small white oval shaped pill with “M365” imprinted on one side, a division line on the other. Here is what you need to know about this little pill.
What is M365?
This pill is a mix of Acetaminophen and Hydrocodone. The combination of these two compound has been found to be effective for pain relief. Commonly used to treat:
- Back pain
- Muscle inflammation
In different combinations this pill is known by the following brand names:
Vicodin, Lortab, Lorcet, Norco, Xodol, Zydone, Hycet, etc
Milligrams may vary by manufacturer and brand vs. generic, but the ratios stay about the same. The two ingredients break down as follows:
Acetaminophen 500mg : This compound is used to relive pain, reduce inflammation and temperature. It is the main ingredient found over the counter as Aspirin, Tylenol, etc.
Hydrocodone Bitartrate 5 -7mg : Powerful opioid based pain reviler that is only available through prescription. See above for brand names, Hydrocodone is the generic name
A controlled substance with a high potential for abuse and addiction. It is also found to be very effective for pain relief. As such any medications containing Hydrocodone are Schedule 2 Drugs, making possession without a prescription punishable by law.
For further details, see the following:
Use and Abuse
This medication is designed for oral administration. Because of the potential dangers involved and chances overdose, the proper dosage must be decided by a physician.
This is an addictive drug by nature and users of this drug is may become addicted. Even thought Bitartrates have a higher level of absorption with a controlled release when ingested orally. Addicts and abusers will usually try to by pass such controls. Just like any other form of Hydrocodine, M365 can be snorted by crushing the pills into powder.
Warning : Acetaminophen is highly liver toxic. High doses and prolong use will cause liver damage.
Drug Testing and Detoxing
All opioid have a high level of addiction and abuse. This medication is opioid based, making it detectable in all standard drug testing.
If you are using or have used this medication recently and are subject to a drug screening, provide your prescription. Otherwise, you may trigger positive for opioids / opiates.
You can flush opiods from your system faster by using a detox. If possible speak to your doctor and explore other options. If it’s ok with your physician try to stop the use of opiates and allow your body to naturally get rid of the metabolites.
Are you using M365 without prescription?
We are in the middle of an epidemic. The US has seen a spike in abuse and opioid related deaths. Don’t be a statistic, seek help.