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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
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 currently on a fentanyl patch. Can I use dihydrocodeine or oramorph when the pain is very 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
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
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 give 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
After taking dihydrocodeine for my bulging disc pain in my back. Any suggestions to put to my doctor.?
How does dihydrocodeine compare to oxycodone in the relief of moderately severe chronic back pain?
Opioids aren't great: Oxycodone is a much more potent analgesic than dihydrocodeine. The problem is that opioids are often not good for chronic pain. They often don't provide lasting results. And lots of patients get dependent on them. If you have PTSD and chronic pain and have had back surgery, it's important to get multidisciplinary treatment that helps you maintain your function. You need mind-body care ...Read more
If ibuprofen is no longer working to reduce the pain from a toothache, would dihydrocodeine be a good alternative?
Depends: Without a complete medical history and a diagnosis of what is causing the dental pain, you are self prescribing. Not a wise thing to do without knowledge of drug interactions and a diagnosis as to the cause of the pain. ...Read more
I am having bunion surgery shortly & wanting to know if I will be at risk from the general anesthetic as I take dihydrocodeine 30mg 3 times a day?
Post-OP Pain.: As stated earlier, there should be no increase of risk with general anesthesia. The issue that I have experienced is that controlling the post-operative pain may need a little more attention. Your pain threshold after the surgery may be a bit lower and require closer attention to the prescribed pain relievers. ...Read more
Hi, I visited my dentist with a gum infection and he gave me 500mg Amoxcillin and 30mg Dihydrocodeine the pain has got worse since this, Please help?
See a periodontist: For gum infection to heal quickly you need 3 things: 1. The area is cleaned thoroughly. 2. The trapped pus is drained. 3. The infection is treated properly. Gum infection is always serious because the infection may spread to other parts of the body. See a periodontist, the gum specialist ASAP. ...Read more
Which tablets are weakest to strongest between tramadol 50mg, co-codamol 30-500mg & paracetamol 500mg with dihydrocodeine 30mg?
Easy for last 2: The last 2 drugs are essentially identical. In theory 50 mg of Tramadol is about equivalent to 30 mg of codeine. The concept of "stronger" is really not an easy one. Medications are metabolized differently by different people and what is an equivalent dose for one person may not be for another. In addition, codeine tends to have more side effects. Talk to your doctor/pharmacist. ...Read more
Dentist gave dihydrocodeine(must wait 4 months for removal of decayed tooth)but in constant agony, no relief from para/ibu/or those prescribed. Help?
Find another dentist: Or an oral surgeon. I can't imagine a 4 months wait for a reason other than your dentist is overloaded or you can't pay and he's helping out of the goodness of his heart. ...Read more