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Been taking lortab 10/500 for 5 disc cervical fusion. Changed to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 and am in extreme pain. Why isnt it helping like the lortab did?

Been taking lortab 10/500 for 5 disc cervical fusion. Changed to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 and am in extreme pain. Why isnt it helping like the lortab did?

Different meds: It is not uncommon for patients to experience different degree of pain relief with similar medications prepared by different companies. Same thing can occur with generic versus name brand medications. You happen to have better response to lortab. Your doctor can adjust the types of medication you are taking to keep you comfortable after surgery. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more


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Can taking 1/2 norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10-325 cause dependence? Need for lower back pain.

Can taking 1/2 norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10-325 cause dependence?  Need for lower back pain.

Narcotics: Like most human issues! it depends! most humans can tolerate some component of misadventure. ...Read more

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How can I differentiate between normal cramps and endometriosis? Advil and tylenol work instantly for me?

How can I differentiate between normal cramps and endometriosis? Advil and tylenol work instantly for me?

See ObGyn: Need to have a pelvic exam and transvaginal ultrasound. Experienced pelvic exam done by Ob Gyn maybe able to feel an enlarged uterus.
Occasional menstrual cramps are normal. Is there any family history of endometriosis?
See a Ob Gyn to help rule out endometriosis. There may not even be a need to get an ultrasound after a thorough exam. ...Read more

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Would taking these pain killers diclofenc and cocodamol 8/500 affect your periods?

Would taking these pain killers diclofenc and cocodamol 8/500 affect your periods?

Yes: Analgesics like diclofenac could thin your blood and change menstruation but usually improve painful symptoms. The Codeine contained in cocodamol when used over long periods of time and specially at high doses could inhibit hormones required for regular menstrual periods. ...Read more

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What can people feel when they are not in pain and take hydrocodone, norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) vicodin, lortab?

What can people feel when they are not in pain and take hydrocodone, norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) vicodin, lortab?

That Depends: Narcotics create an unpleasant, dysphoric feeling in people without pain. That said, individuals who are addiction prone to certain narcotics will experience sensations that are quite different. ...Read more

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Dysmenorrhea, fibroids and ovarian cysts. I am taking 10mg oxycodone for the pain. Are they slow release, what to do?

Painful Fiboids: The use of pain medication with symptomatic fibroids provides only a temporary relief. The definitive approach is to go for reevaluation with your gyn to determine further treatment options which may in this instance involve surgery depending on other specific characteristics of the patient. ...Read more

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Will taking 3 norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and drinking cause kidney pain?

Will taking 3 norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and drinking cause kidney pain?

No: But you should not drink and take norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) at the same time. Side effects can be significant. ...Read more

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Can doxycycline and metronidazole make endometriosis pain intensify? Been taking for 24 hrs and having more intense pain?

Can doxycycline and metronidazole make endometriosis pain intensify?  Been taking for 24 hrs and having more intense pain?

No: Your symptoms require a thorough history and physical examination. The differential diagnosis (e.g. list of possibilities) is extensive. I would definitely start out by ruling out a pregnancy and go from there. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can I mix Suboxone and vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) for a severe toothache?

Can I mix Suboxone and vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) for a severe toothache?

Life: Infected tooth, like any infection, can be life threatening. Mixing 2 potent narcotics can be life threatening. Dental treatment is the only way to cure your pain permanently...see your Dentist. ...Read more

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I have chronic buttock pain. Can i take dilaudid in the a.M.& pm, and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) in the afternoon?

Find reason for pain: The narcotic will not cure you and can make you worse. What is the cause of your pain? Theat the cause and gete rid of the apin and the need for the meds. Visit www.Getprol.Com or www.Aaomed.Org and find a prlotherapist that can help you get rid of your pain and get you off the narcotics. ...Read more

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What is the difference between norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 and lorcet 10/500 and lortab 10/500? I am currently in a lot of pain.

Different dose: All these medications are combinations of hydrocodone, a narcotic pain reliever, and Acetaminophen which most people know as "tylenol (acetaminophen)". All three have 10 mg of hydrocodone. Norco 10/325 contains 325 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) in each pill, while the other two have 500 mg. Their effects are similar; they are just different brand names. Be careful not to take too many, as you could damage your liver severely. ...Read more

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Can I take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) with gabapentine?

Medication issues: Yes, but both can affect your sensorium, reaction time, balance, etc. in a dose-related fashion and you should not drive or perform other activities with inherent risk with either medication at a minimum until you are on a stable dose with no side effects. It is illegal for you to drive while taking Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) in all 50 states although it is rarely enforced. ...Read more

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I need pain relief for endometriosis and polycystic ovarian syndrome?

Contact your Doctor: I am sure you realize this, but pain relief does not come from the internet. This is something to consult your physician caring for you in person. ...Read more

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Oxycontin and hydrocodone related?

Oxycontin and hydrocodone related?

Yes: They are both narcotics. Do not use them together unless explicitly directed by a physician. ...Read more

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What pain meds can I take if I'm allergic to vicodin, percocet, morphine, darvocet, and codeine?

Pain: Make sure that ur not dealing with side effects which at times can be controlled and not a true allergic reaction that is life threatening as this list of allergies is unusual ...Read more

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Will vicodin, oxycotin 80, and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) show up as the same thing on standard urine test?

Will vicodin, oxycotin 80, and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) show up as the same thing on standard urine test?

Yes: In a standard urine drug screen they will show up a positive for opiates. There are more complex tests that can be done that will break down which drugs you've taken. ...Read more

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I had 3 margaritas 6-8 hours ago . I started my period and have endometriosis. Is it ok that I took my hydrocodone 5 now?

I had 3 margaritas 6-8 hours ago . I started my period and have endometriosis. Is it ok that I took my hydrocodone 5 now?

Under the influence: Three margaritas 6 hours ago means you still have a blood alcohol level present and are "under the influence" of alcohol. Taking additional pain medication only complicates(potentiates) the anti-depressant effects of the alcohol. Taking coffee, or an aspirin for the "hangover" would have been more appropriate. ...Read more

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Endometriosis (Definition)

A painful condition where the lining tissue of the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue causes pain when it bleeds ...Read more