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What amount vicodin should I take?

What amount vicodin should I take?

What does it say: On your prescription? And, if you DON'T have a prescription, then the proper amount would be none. The therapeutic dose of hydrocodone is between 5 and 15 mg, usually combined with 325 mg of Acetaminophen (tylenol) in each tablet. A typical tablet contains 7.5 mg of hydrocodone, and 1-2 is the usual dose, depending on severity of pain and the level of tolerance of the individual. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

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What to do if I did about 3 vicodins this past friday, and I fo see my dr monday, and I know I will be drug tested, will they?

Yes: hydrocodone persists in urine for 2-4 days, and the odds are good that you will test positive. I would suggest that you think more about the fact that you are using drugs, which I presume are unprescribed, even when you know you are subject to testing. This indicates a very likely drug problem, which you should be worrying about a lot more than getting caught at it. ...Read more

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Would my dr continue to prescribe vicodin for back pain if so bad for me?

Depends: Vicodin is a poor drug for back pain management and should ideally be replaced with a better drug or strategy. You should try consulting a pain management center for the right guidance. ...Read more

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Prescribed vicodin es (7.5/500) and vicodin (10/325), can I take them together?

NO!: I doubt one physician prescribed both to you. They are the same medication in different strengths. Do not take them together as you may overdose. ...Read more

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As someone who regularly uses vicodin for back pain, will tramadol have the same effect?

Maybe: You would know only once you try it. I have used tramadol with much better success compared to vicodin, so I think it is a good move. ...Read more

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I take vicodin 7.5 for two years. They are not helping like they used to. Would skipping a day every now and then help with their effectiveness?

Not for long term: Vicodin, because it is short acting and has Tylenol (acetaminophen) in it, is not for regular or long term use. It is not in any way appropriate pain management for chronic pain. Perhaps it is time for getting clean and getting your true health condition off of it evaluated. ...Read more

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What is more effective: vicodin with a higher or lower amount of acetaminophen?

What is more effective: vicodin with a higher or lower amount of acetaminophen?

Higher: All things being equal, the higher amount of Acetaminophen will be more effect. It is safe as long as the patient does not have liver disease. ...Read more

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Does avinza (morphine) work better than vicodin does?

Maybe....: Though they are both narcotic pain medications, Avinza (morphine) is thought to be "better" than vicodin generally because it lasts all day vs vicodin, which will only last for 2 -6 hours. ...Read more

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My Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) decreases effectiveness of vicodin been on both for awhile vicodin works when I don't take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but I need both. What should I do?

My Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) decreases effectiveness of vicodin been on both for awhile vicodin works when I don't take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but I need both. What should I do?

See below: I have no concern about overdose. But is interesting that the opioids work less on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). It makes one wonder exactly weekday kind of relief you are trying to get from the opioid. I suspect it is more than simply relief of pain. ...Read more

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How long does it take to kick a vicodin addiction?

How long does it take to kick a vicodin addiction?

One day at a time: Withdrawal from vicodin may take days to weeks or months depending on whether a detoxification protocol is used. Recovery from addiction is a life long process. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vicodin while pregnant?

Yes, but...: We do try to avoid narcotics when we can. Vicodin has a narcotic and tylenol (acetaminophen) in it. The narcotic does get to the baby a bit. Babies born after mom has been on a narcotic every day for a while do go through a withdrawal. So we try to avoid it, especially long term. But for an acute pain, it is safe in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is all the tylenol (acetaminophen) in vicodin dangerous?

Is all the tylenol (acetaminophen) in vicodin dangerous?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): More than 4000 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) a day can be cry harmful to the liver. So taking to many vicodin may cause toxicity to the liver. ...Read more

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I am having no effect from 35g of vicodin. Should I take more?

If it were "grams": You would be long dead. You are talking milligrams (mg) of hydrocodone. Vicodin, however, is a combination of tylenol (acetaminophen) and hydrocodone, and if you increase the one, you are increasing the other. You should take it only as your doctor recommends, and increasing the dose can expose you not only to an opioid overdose, but to tylenol toxicity, which can seriously damage your liver. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of vicodin?

What are the side effects of vicodin?

Constipation, & more: More serious side effects are tolerance, dependence, and overdose causing respiratory depression (alone, or with other depressants like muscle relaxants, or alcohol). The expected constipation is commonly offset by use of stool softeners. ...Read more

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How long does vicodin stay in ones system?

Several hours: The half life of the drug is around 4 hours. This is the time it takes most peoples body to eliminate half of the drug. Four half lives are required for a drug to not be effective in someone system. For most people, therefore, 16 hours is about the time it would be in your system. It might show up in the urine for longer than this, though. ...Read more

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How long does Ultram last for pain? Vicodin is stronger but doesn't seem to work as well or last as long. Is Ultram safer

6-8 hours.: Half of the medicine is gone from your body in 6-8 hours. Medication is generally prescribed every 6 hours. Vicodin is stronger and half of the medication is gone in 3-5 hours. Historically tramadol has been considered safer. There is some controversy right now on it's safety, but it has been out for 15 years already. In general 325 or less acetaminophen on hydrocodone tabs are preferable. ...Read more

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How long will the vicodin last?

About 4 to 6 hours: It takes about 1 to 2 hours to feel the full, pain-killing effect of Vicodin after taking it, and its pain-killing action typically lasts around 4 to 6 hours. If your question is about how long the drug is *detectable* in the body (e.g., on drug tests), the answer is longer - ask again and specify that. ...Read more

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How long can the negative side effects of vicodin last?

How long can the negative side effects of vicodin last?

Variable: If you mean constipation, nausea and feeling sleepy usually this gets better after a few weeks. Make sure you take the medication with food on your stomach. Make sure that you get enough to drink so that you don't get dehydrated and worsen the adverse effects. Use a stool softener if needed. ...Read more

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Had social anxiety for past 15y years. It ruined my life. Been alone literally ever since. I m tired of living like this. Read about vicodin?

Had social anxiety for past 15y years. It ruined my life. Been alone literally ever since. I m tired of living like this. Read about vicodin?

Anxiety: Anxiety symptoms are not a sign of illness, they are the mind's ability to produce the "flight or fight" response which gives rise to many physiological changes include chest pains, parasthesia, dry mouth, aphasia, tremor and sweating. Depending on the cause of your anxiety symptoms, your health care provider can recommend appropriate treatment and Vicodin is not one of them. ...Read more

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Can ecstasy interact with Xanax and vicodin? I take low doses of Xanax and vicodin daily. .. 2mg of Xanax and 10mg of vicodin. I've taken ecstasy several times, like a dozen times over the past 10 years or so, and never had any serious side effects. .. S

Can ecstasy interact with Xanax and vicodin? I take low doses of Xanax and vicodin daily. .. 2mg of Xanax and 10mg of vicodin. I've taken ecstasy several times, like a dozen times over the past 10 years or so, and never had any serious side effects. .. S

MDMA: Mdma is a very potent stimulant, and affects the central nervous system by causing massive amounts of serotonin to be released. The (mostly) permanent side effects on the brain, affect those areas where serotonin is important in the brain, including the anterior lobes, and hypothalamus, areas closely connected to personality, and the experience of anxiety.
Xanax belomgs to the class of benzodiazepines, which are commonly used to relieve anxiety, but are well known to have long term mood altering side effects (major depression). Vicodin is an analgesic, and has effects on dopamin release in the brain and peripheral nervous system.

Brain physiology and chemistry is very sensitive, and largely unknown. In my opinion the use of mdmd is hazardous at best, and the long term side effects on the brain are not beneficial. Combining mdma with any other mood altering drugs is even more hazardous, and may result in fatal consequences. ...Read more

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Will vicodin and alpazolam have a safe interaction?

Can be used: Safely used, but there is chance that if used closely together, could lead to sedation, confusion, decreased respiratory rate. ...Read more

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I have dosed pseudoephedrine hci, guaifenesin, and dextromethorphan hbr. I also took 2 10/650 vicodin. Is this safe I took about 3.5 fluid ounces of Robitussin cf, which is what contained all of the ingredients listed. Is this combination potentially harm

I have dosed pseudoephedrine hci, guaifenesin, and dextromethorphan hbr. I also took 2 10/650 vicodin. Is this safe I took about 3.5 fluid ounces of Robitussin cf, which is what contained all of the ingredients listed. Is this combination potentially harm

No: 3.5 ounces of Robitussin (guaifenesin) is an excessive dose in and of itself (usual dose is 15-30 ml, which is 1/2-1 oz). Combining this with 2 vicodin increases the chance of toxic effects. Follow instructions on otc medications if you want to use them safely, and tell the doctor prescribing the vicodin about your use of other medications with it. ...Read more

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Can you mix vicodin and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Can you mix vicodin and flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl)?

Ask your physician: It is always best to ask your physician prescribing your medications about safety and ability to take concurrent medications. They are familiar with your personal medical history and issues. ...Read more

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What are the tests for vicodin overdose?

What are the tests for vicodin overdose?

No test: Overdose symptoms can be attributed to both the hydrocodone and Acetaminophen components of vicodin. Excess hydrocodone can cause a slowed heart rate, low blood pressure, difficult breathing, cold and clammy skin, extreme drowsiness which can progress to coma, cardiac arrest and death. Excess Acetaminophen can cause dark urine, yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, low blood sugar. ...Read more

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Is two pills of vicodin too much for a 15 year old girl?

Is two pills of vicodin too much for a 15 year old girl?

It depends: The amount of pain medication varies with the intensity of pain, weight of the patient, and strength of the medicine to name just a few factors. As the pain eases, the need for pain medication will too. Usually, one does not need to take a strong pain medication for more than a few days. ...Read more

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How many vicodin in one day is too many?

Acetaminophen: The answer is really based on the amount of Acetaminophen in the vicodin. The first number 5, 7.5&10 is the hydrocodone in mg's. The second number is the Acetaminophen (apap or tylenol) 300, 325, 500 or 750 mg. So, the answer is not more than 3000 mg of the Acetaminophen per day. The prescription written by your doctor should have a quantity limit, but may nor. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist! ...Read more

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Tore both rotator cuffs in seperate accidents a month apart. Vicodin not really cutting pain. Wife needs surgery first....Suggestions?

Tore both rotator cuffs in seperate accidents a month apart. Vicodin not really cutting pain. Wife needs surgery first....Suggestions?

Physical therapy: A physical therapist can show you what exercises and motions to do and not to in order to limit your pain and strengthen the remaining intact muscles. This can often help alleviate the pain in the meantime. Additionally, there are other topical anti-inflammatory medications that can also improve and treat pain, such as patches or creams. Ask your physician for these and referral to physical therap. ...Read more

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Ok to take vicodin n nyquil together?

Vicodin + NyQuil: Do not take both of these drugs together. Nyquil has a significant amount of alcohol. This combination would be the same as taking vicodin with an alcohol beverage. This combination will have an additive depressive effect on your body systems and could very well have serious adverse consequences. ...Read more