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Why would hydrocodone show up in a urine drug test when u only take oxycodone and use fentanyl patches?

Why would hydrocodone show up in a urine drug test when u only take oxycodone and use fentanyl patches?

Because u r alive!: Those drugs are all opiods and the body has metabolic pathways that intraconvert one drug into another. That's biochemistry for you. You can look up the pathways in Goodman & Gilman if you want to. Great book on pharmacology. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Is it safe to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and soma? What are the interactions between these two drugs. I got prescription from dentist for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and use Soma for my back. Safe?

Is it safe to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and soma? What are the interactions between these two drugs. I got prescription from dentist for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and use Soma for my back. Safe?

Not necessarily: Soma is a very poor muscle relaxant meant for short term use only. It's metabolites are barbiturates , which cause sedation as well as withdrawal. Combine the sedative effects from Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) with the Soma and it may cause increased sedation which could have serious side effects. You should alert you pcp that you are taking these two drugs prescribed by two different providers. ...Read more

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I'm 22 weeks pregnant and want to stop norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and flexeral. Is it safe?I take 6 norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) a day.How should I go about stopping so no withdrawals?

I'm 22 weeks pregnant and want to stop norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and flexeral. Is it safe?I take 6 norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) a day.How should I go about stopping so no withdrawals?

Slowly taper: In the states we would put you on either Methadone or Buprenorphine during pregnancy and then taper after. Since that may not be an option, do a slow taper, go down to 5 pills a day for 5 days and then 4 a day for 5 days and so on. We don't usually try to detox pregnant patients since the stress can trigger early labor. Discuss your options with your ob. ...Read more

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If a pregnant woman has the jaundice of pregnancy, can she still use tylenol (acetaminophen) for headaches?

If a pregnant woman has the jaundice of pregnancy, can she still use tylenol (acetaminophen) for headaches?

Ask you OBGYN: Contrary to popular belief, the use of tylenol (acetaminophen) is not contraindicated in most liver diseases if the total daily dose is < 3000-4000 mg. The exceptions would be acute tyenol overdose and active alcoholic liver disease. I would ask your obstetrician to ensure there is no contraindications from a fetal standpoint. ...Read more

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Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Can progesterone suppositories really raise progesterone levels in early pregnancy and keep the pregnancy full term?

Yes and maybe: Progesterone suppositories do raise Progesterone levels in early pregnancy, both the level in the blood, and the amount of hormone reaching the lining of the uterus. Keeping a pregnancy full term depends on a number of factors, including whether or not the baby is genetically normal, and you having a normal uterus. ...Read more

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Iam pregnant of 15 weeks and i had migraine most of the time on these days. Can i take panadol (acetaminophen) advance, is it safe?

Iam pregnant of 15 weeks and i had migraine most of the time on these days. Can i take panadol (acetaminophen) advance, is it safe?

You can: Panadol is the same as tylenol (acetaminophen) brand for Acetaminophen . This medicine is safe to be taken in pregnancy but it is not proven to be of help for migraine head ache .Migraine tends to be less frequent and less intense during pregnancy due to not clear reason ( could be due to hormonal changes ). If symptoms persist , you may need to be on category c migraine medication like imirex. ...Read more

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I am 8 weeks pregnant and on a very low dose of klonopin (clonazepam) what are the risks involved in taking this drug during pregnancy?

I  am 8 weeks pregnant and on a very low dose of klonopin (clonazepam) what are the risks involved in taking this drug during pregnancy?

Low dose ?: What is low dose and why you are taking this medication .It would be wise to discuss it with your Obstetrician and physician who prescribed Klonopin (clonazepam) to you. ...Read more

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I'm 25 weeks pregnant and my OB prescribed Vistaril for anxiety and insomnia. Is this widely considered safe during pregnancy?

I'm 25 weeks pregnant and my OB prescribed Vistaril for anxiety and insomnia. Is this widely considered safe during pregnancy?

Best discuss concern: with your OB who must weigh benefits and risks for you and your baby of any medication prescribed during pregnancy. Antihistamines are contraindicated in the first trimester and risk beyond that is uncertain. If necessary Vistaril is considered a good choice and it is recommended to drink ample water to overcome possible side effects. Alert OB to increased movement. Best regards for good health. ...Read more

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My husband is trying to get off the Duragesic (fentanyl) patch and hydrocodeine, what are the side effects of withdrawal?

My husband is trying to get off the Duragesic (fentanyl) patch and hydrocodeine, what are the side effects of withdrawal?

Withdrawal effects: The withdrawal effects of a medication, any medication is often the opposite of the therapeutic effects. In this case, diarrhea, anxiety, wakefullness and restlessness as well as feeling flu like and having a runny nose and sneezing with a rapid heart beat is common. We often call this sympathetic storm due to the activation of a certain type of nervous system response, there are meds that help. ...Read more

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Will arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) show up on a drug test as an opiate?

Will arthrotec (diclofenac and misoprostol) show up on a drug test as an opiate?

Probably not ...: It chemically related to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs ...Read more

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Can I use vicodine (hydrocodone) during pregnancy for extreme pain?

Can I use vicodine (hydrocodone) during pregnancy for extreme pain?

Consult your OB: It isn't normal to have extreme pain during pregnancy. Did you have chronic pain before you became pregnant? The key thing is to diagnose the source of the pain, and treat it if necessary. Vicodin just reduces pain without treating the cause. Don't take any meds, for pain or anything else, without discussing with your OB doctor. Vicodin could be OK, but you need to make sure. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if on a pre employment drug test will hydrocodone (norco) and hydromorphone (dilaudid) show up as the same thing?

Can you tell me if on a pre employment drug test will hydrocodone (norco) and hydromorphone (dilaudid) show up as the same thing?

Yes: hydrocodone is metabolized into hydromorphone (but not the other way around), so if you take a Norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) it will generally show both hydrocodone and hydromorphone, as well as morphine and codeine (the final metabolites). ...Read more

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Iam on three dtugs which one is the easest to detox first gababintin benzos norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Iam on three dtugs which one is the easest to detox first gababintin benzos norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Mind over Matter: First of all if you are not abusing the medicines; you are not addicted to them. If you are taking them for certain medical problems, see which one is helping you the least and causing more side effects and Tapper it off first under MEDICAL SUPERVISION and then go to the next one if medically appropriate. ...Read more

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