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Probably: The expiration date means that you still have 95% potency. But the decay curve after that is unpredictable. A few days probably doesn't matte;, a few months and I say no go. ...Read more
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
Not much: Any medication that has expired may not be as effective as it should be therefore not having desired effect. ...Read more
Unreliable potency: The primary problem of expired meds is their unreliable level of potency. It is unlikely that it would be excessively strong if in pill form, though I've seen that problem in liquids. It would be prudent to ask your pcp for an update if needed & drop the expired med by a pharmacy where they can dispose of it safely (& thru state & fed regs). ...Read more
Yes....: This is a prescription medicine and will have a pharmacy label on it. On the pharmacy label, it will have the expiration date. It is usually around 1 year from the date it was prescribed. If your medicine has expired, and you have continued symptoms, see your doctor for a new prescription. ...Read more
Yes: I would assume that it expires after the expiration date just to be safe. Keeping it cold may prolong the activity but I would err on the side of safety. Once it expires it doesn't help much anyway. Get some new medication. ...Read more
Vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) has been expired since 04 i just had dental surgery could I take it?
Yes: Any controlled substance, in this case a narcotic, also known as an opiate or more simply a pain med can become addictive and cause you to develop a tolerance and when not available cause a withdrawal. The best thing to do is only use pain meds when you have pain and try to use the least amount and pain meds that do not have narcotics, if possible. ...Read more
If you're asking :
Whether it's possible to take too much, the answer is a big yes.
Always take medications as prescribed by your physician. Every medication has a potentially lethal dose. Hydrocodone is a narcotic which means it slows breathing and heart rate. Too much, especially if you mix it with alcohol, could slow both so much that you would die. ...Read more
Withdrawal: Go see a physician to better answer this question. The causes tgat illicit end the use must first be addressed. ...Read more
Fake? who knows?!:
Pill imprint m367 has been identified as acetaminophen/hydrocodone 325 mg / 10 mg.
The fake pill can contain anything from sugar (not harmful) to very harmful and life-threatening substances. Do not buy from unregulated third world countries pharmacies. They say we are from canada but who knows?! ...Read more
Stimulates receptors: There are chemicals in our body that are similar to all "opiates" and there are receptors in our brain that recognize the presence of these chemicals. When either natural "neurotransmitters" or drugs like hydrocodone are present these receptors cause a decreased awareness of the sensation of pain being sent by nerves which are present specifically to signal pain / injury. ...Read more
Hard to say: Because this is often an "idiosyncratic" reaction to opioids — one with great individual variation, which may be genetic in nature. Opioids cause release of histamine in most people, but it is usually mild; however, in some it is more severe and causes itching, and even hives, flushing and GI problems. Oxycodone does this less, as do some synthetic drugs like fentanyl. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Opiates: Contact your local pharmacist for local prices. ...Read more
Yes but it depends..: It depends on how much and how long u have been using this drug but in anyone there is a dose that is patient-specific that can be fatal especially if it is mixed with other drugs that also cause respiratory depression such as alcohol, tranquilizers to mention only 2. ...Read more