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Doctor insights on: Dihydrocodeine Compound Medication

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Which drug is more effective for pain - tramadol or dihydrocodeine?

Which drug is more effective for pain - tramadol or dihydrocodeine?

It depends: A patient's response to medications for pain is variable. These medications are not the same and work differently on the body. There is no answer to this other than a physician supervised trial. ...Read more

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I took 100mg of dihydrocodeine. Can I die?

I took 100mg of dihydrocodeine. Can I die?

No: Average dose is 60-120 mg. Go to Walk in Clinic if you have any symptoms- excessive drowsiness etc

Was this prescribed to you? Talk to somebody close to you.

Is this an attempted suicide? ...Read more

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What are the differences between dihydrocodeine tartrate and dihydrocodeine?

No difference: Dihydrocodeine is a name of the medicinal product. Dihydrocodeine tartrate is a qualitative and quantitative composition. No difference, the same medication. ...Read more

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How would I know if I am nearly there beating dihydrocodeine addiction?

How would I know if I am  nearly there beating dihydrocodeine addiction?

There is no single: Point where you beat an addiction but if your energy is better and your cravings are less, you are better. Consider using naltrexone. ...Read more

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Help please! is dihydrocodeine a strong pain killer?

Help please! is dihydrocodeine a strong pain killer?

Definitely yes: The question if why you want it. If you find the cause of the pain and heal that the pain goes away without the need for pain killers which only treat the symptoms. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm addicted to dihydrocodeine how can I stop?

What to do if i'm addicted to dihydrocodeine how can I stop?

Hydrocodone: Hydrocodone is one of the most addictive and abused medications. It can be safely tapered off. Most of the time, if taken longer, they lose their effect on pain. Try reducing your dose by 25% every week and you should be able to get rid of it for good without much withdrawal. Good luck and be brave. You can do it !!! ...Read more

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I didn't know i gave someone dihydrocodeine tartrate , what does the tartrate stand for?

A tartrate: is a salt or ester of the organic compound tartaric acid, a dicarboxylic acid. Active ingredient is dihydrocodeine and is a semi-synthetic opioid analgesic prescribed for moderate to severe pain. Never share your medication with any person and never take someone else medication. The dose may be wrong for you, or you may be allergic to it. Hope it make sense? ...Read more

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About to wean myself off dihydrocodeine - any advice?

About to wean myself off dihydrocodeine - any advice?

Go slowly: Withdrawal symptoms from an opiate can be severe. To minimize the discomfort, decrease the medication slowly. If you have withdrawal symptoms, stay on the current dose until they abate then continue decreasing the medication until your off. ...Read more

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Why does 90 mg of dihydrocodeine not work for my fibromyalgia pain?

Why does 90 mg of dihydrocodeine not work for my fibromyalgia pain?

Expected: Pain drugs are not very effective for fibromyalgia. See a Rheumatologist because there are good medications and other good options available. Good luck. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can become immune/resistant to dihydrocodeine?

Doctors, do you think I can become immune/resistant to dihydrocodeine?

Resistent: We are finding that there are genetic variation on the metabolism of many drugs including pain Meds. Ask your dr to do a DNa oral swab to send to get the answers Even medicare is paying for the one time test ...Read more

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What suggestions could I get for bulging disc pain in my back if I've already taken dihydrocodeine?

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What suggestions could I get for bulging disc pain in my back if I've already taken dihydrocodeine?

Nerve impingement: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging disc. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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It's it safe to take raspberry ketones while taking dihydrocodeine?

It's it safe to take raspberry ketones while taking dihydrocodeine?

No reported intereac: there are no reported drug interactions of hydrocodone and raspberry ketones However is a good practice to avoid taking several medications together unless it is necessary , especially if you have never taken any of these medications before ...Read more

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I am using the fentanyl patch for lower abdo pain, currently undergoing tests with gynaecology. Am I ok to take dihydrocodeine when the pain is bad?

I am using the fentanyl patch for lower abdo pain, currently undergoing tests with gynaecology. Am I ok to take dihydrocodeine when the pain is bad?

Concerned: As a doctor who uses narcotics often for palliative care, I am concerned about the use of narcotics in this case. The cause of the pain isn't known. Narcotics are known as masking agents because they mask the pain, they don't treat what's causing it. Whatever's hurting you continues unfettered. To answer your question, try not to mix narcotics. ...Read more

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If ibuprofen is no longer working to reduce the pain from a toothache could dihydrocodeine be effective?

If ibuprofen is no longer working to reduce the pain from a toothache could dihydrocodeine be effective?

Better solution: Toothache is your bodies way of telling you that you have an untreated infection. You can mask symptoms with analgesics, or reduce severity w antibiotics, but neither will "cure" the infection. You may need filling, root canal treatment and crown, or extraction and replacement. You can cll dentist now for emergency visit or you can wait until the pain gets overbearing and the infection spreads. ...Read more

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Is codeine phosphate 30mg stronger than dihydrocodeine 30mg ? Or are they same ? Which one is more strong,potent ?

Is codeine phosphate 30mg stronger than dihydrocodeine 30mg ? Or are they same ? Which one is more strong,potent ?

Ends on the person: dihydrocodeine is reported to be 1 1/2 times stronger but it varies with each person In the US dihydro is classified as a DEA II while codeine is a DEA III Each person metabolizes it differently If you are having pain and truly need a pain medication go to your doctor These are dangerous drugs ...Read more

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What do you suggest if this time a doctor we didn't know gave him dihydrocodeine tartrate , what does the tartrate stand for?

What do you suggest if this time a doctor we didn't know gave him dihydrocodeine tartrate , what does the tartrate stand for?

One formulation: of dihyrocodeine is as a tartrate. Others are a phospate, hydrochloride and others. The active molecuel is dihydrocodeine. The tartrate is just what the molecule is attached to so that it has a stable and ingestible form. It should not affect the effect of the medication. Follow the instructions provided by your physician. ...Read more