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Doctor insights on: Expired Hydrocodone

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Do you think it could be safe to take recently expired hydrocodone syrup?

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 (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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Is expired hydrocodone apap syrup safe?

Expired meds: Expired meds, including hydrocodone, still have potency, but perhaps not as much as the fresh medication. There is no danger in taking them, with rare exceptions. ...Read more

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What would happen if I took an expired hydrocodone-acetaminophen?

What would happen if I took an expired hydrocodone-acetaminophen?

Not much: Any medication that has expired may not be as effective as it should be therefore not having desired effect. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take expired hydrocodone-ibuprofen?

Is it okay to take expired hydrocodone-ibuprofen?

Not recommended: This would not be recommended as there would be a decrease in effectiveness. ...Read more

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Is it a problem to take hydrocodone that is 3 years expired?

Is it a problem to take hydrocodone that is 3 years expired?

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

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Could hydrocodone cough syrup expire?

Could hydrocodone cough syrup expire?

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

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Does hydrocodone cough syrup expire if you keep it in the fridge?

Does hydrocodone cough syrup expire if you keep it in the fridge?

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

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Vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) has been expired since 04 i just had dental surgery could I take it?

Vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) has been expired since 04 i just had dental surgery could I take it?

Yes, but why?: If the medication is expired, it will not be as effective and isn't a good idea. If you are having pain from surgery, I would suggest you contact your doctor so you may obtain a current prescription. Keep smiling. ...Read more

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Is it OK to take sam-e with hydrocodone?

Is it OK to take sam-e with hydrocodone?

No interaction: To my knowledge there is no interaction between these two-reference Epocrates ...Read more

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Hydrocodone make me mess up?

Hydrocodone make me mess up?

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

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What's problem with hydrocodone?

Can be addictive: It is an opiate and like all other opiates, hydrocodone has the potential to cause addiction. It is one of the most abused drugs in the world-- it is the active ingredient in vicodin and lotab. ...Read more

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Can I take too much hydrocodone?

Can I take too much hydrocodone?

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

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How can you get off hydrocodone?

Withdrawal: Go see a physician to better answer this question. The causes tgat illicit end the use must first be addressed. ...Read more

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Can I take two 5-500 hydrocodone?

Can I take two 5-500 hydrocodone?

It depends: You can safely take up to 3000mg of Acetaminophen per day. That would mean 6 hydrocodone/acetaminophen 5/500 tablets per day total, 1 every 4 hours, or 2 every 8 hours. But no more than 2 at once. ...Read more

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Would hydrocodone take away pain?

Be careful: Hydrocodone would work for many kinds of pain, it is an addictive medication and should be taken only under the direction and supervision of your physician. ...Read more

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What is in fake hydrocodone m367?

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

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How much hydrocodone is too much?

How much hydrocodone is too much?

Varies: Any amount in excess of that required to reduce pain to an acceptable level or which produces unacceptable side effects is too much. ...Read more

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Would hydrocodone make me "loopy"?

Yes: It certainly can. Be cautious with any opioid as the entire class can cause some form of sedation or cognitive change. ...Read more

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Why does hydrocodone ease my pain?

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

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Why does hydrocodone make me itch?

Why does hydrocodone make me itch?

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

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How harmful is hydrocodone for you?

It is not if used: Correctly and for the appropriate pain and at appropriate levels. It is a fairly "clean" medication to treat pain if used correctly and for short term. Over long term, the addiction potential is strong. ...Read more

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Is it true that hydrocodone illegal?

Need a prescription: It is illegal to obtain hydro condone without a prescription. There are many legitimate and legal indications however. ...Read more

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How can I withdraw from hydrocodone?

Yes: Hydrocodone is an opioid — therefore you can have withdrawal symptoms if you have taken regularly and then stop abruptly. ...Read more

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Will I die taking hydrocodone pill?

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

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Can i accidentally od on hydrocodone?

YES!: Especially if you mix it with alcohol or other sedatives. If you are thinking about suicide, call the crisis call center at 1-800-273-8255 or text ctl to 741741. You can also call 911. Please do this now. ...Read more

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Could you mix tramado and hydrocodone?

Could you mix tramado and hydrocodone?

Dangerous practice: Opiate medications mixed together increase the risk of opiate overdose, which may be fatal. ...Read more