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Dihydrocodeine Compound Medication
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
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
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
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
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
What suggestions could I get for bulging disc pain in my back if I've already taken dihydrocodeine?
Possibly: With regular use.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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