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I’m having an eeg done I have epilepsy, should I stop taking Sudafed, hydrocodone, & herbal supplements? Will they cause false positives on eeg?

I’m having an eeg done I have epilepsy, should I stop taking Sudafed, hydrocodone, & herbal supplements? Will they cause false positives on eeg?

Good question: Speak with your examiner to determine which meds should be continued or stopped. The klonipen and geodon are more significant relating to the EEG ...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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What are some OTC alternatives to hydrocodone and/or homatropine?

What are some OTC alternatives to hydrocodone and/or homatropine?

Cough syrups: Try Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Robitussin or sudafed! all of these contain a different kind of anti-tussive. These are equally effective! Well no otc alternatives for Codeine derivatives. ...Read more

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What is alternative medicine that is stronger than hydrocodone?

What is alternative medicine that is stronger than hydrocodone?

Depends: Depends on source/cause of pain. Strongest narcotic regularly used is probably Fentanyl.Oxycodone & combinations of it like Percodan/Percocet are quite strong but even these aren't as good as simple ibuprofen for some types of pain that are inflammatory. Also, some people just respond better to one med than another. Talk w/your dr. If you need pain relief. ...Read more

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What are any over-the-counter alternatives to hydrocodone and/or homatropine?

What are any over-the-counter alternatives to hydrocodone and/or homatropine?

Any cough medicine: Hydrocodone is a scheduled substance (controlled by dea) just under category of morphine. In other words, it's potent stuff, and addictive, too. We don't allow any equivalent alternatives over-the-counter. Instead, you're limited to much weaker but readily available cough medications, like Guaifenesin & dextromethorphan. ...Read more

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If allergic to oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, & butrans & nucynta (tapentadol) do not work for pain, what alternatives are there? Demerol? Dillaudid?

If allergic to oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, & butrans & nucynta (tapentadol) do not work for pain, what alternatives are there? Demerol? Dillaudid?

May be: You are probably allergic to class of medications called narcotics and Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and Dilaudid are from the same family try non steroidal as Motrin advil or tram afoul ultramodern. ...Read more

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How fast does a tolerance to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 develop? Messed up my back at and tried alternative pain control. But no longer cant. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) not helping.

How fast does a tolerance to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 develop? Messed up my back at and tried alternative pain control. But no longer cant. Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) not helping.

"messed up"?: If you back condition is due to trauma it should improve relatively quickly or needs specific delineation. You also mention another pain condition (migraine), and maybe a third (dry socket); so, your pain biology may be at issue. If so, then your path with opiates may be problematic and you should not continue to take more unless you look carefully at your addictcion potential. ...Read more

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Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10 doesn't help with with my cervical disc disease pain. Is Nucyna a better/safer alternative than oxycodone? Should I ask my dr about this?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10 doesn't help with with my cervical disc disease pain. Is Nucyna a better/safer alternative than oxycodone? Should I ask my dr about this?

Possible. Yes.: You should discuss the whole variety of pain medications and therapies. Acupuncture. Massage. Physical Therapy. Chiropractic. Moist heat.
Tramadol / tapentadol. TCA's, gabapentin / pregabalin. Some of the antidepressants. Muscle relaxants, non steroidals and acetaminophen. AND a large variety of opioids. Don't forget topical meds.... Almost too many options. ...Read more

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What's an alternative to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pancreatitis pain? Prefer something less harsh on liver, but pain control is a must as it is debilitating sometime

What's an alternative to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pancreatitis pain? Prefer something less harsh on liver, but pain control is a must as it is debilitating sometime

Tramadol: Tramadol may be helpful, however check with your other medications as it is know to have interactions with other meds. Otherwise, you could try nsaids, muscle relaxants or even meds like gabapentin/lyrica to help. ...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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I am prescribed to hydrocodone (10's). What happens when you mix alcohol with hydrocodone?

I am prescribed to hydrocodone (10's). What happens when you mix alcohol with hydrocodone?

Do not: Any narcotic should not be mixed with alcohol. Together these can exacerbate or worsen normal faculties and lead to greater impairment in judgement and abilities to function while doing things such as driving and judgement. ...Read more

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What is/are the brand name (s) for hydrocodone?

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Hydrocodone: Some are Vicodin, Norco, Lortabs, Lorcet, Tussionex, Zydone, etc., all in combination with analgesics such as Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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I'm taking 7.5/325 hydrocodone 2every 4-6 hrs but its not helping at all I've got c.R.P.S & its just getting worse. What's the next pain medicne I could take since this isn't working! Thanks?

I'm taking 7.5/325 hydrocodone 2every 4-6 hrs but its not helping at all I've got c.R.P.S & its just getting worse. What's the next pain medicne I could take since this isn't working! Thanks?

See a pain specialis: Complex regional pain syndrome can be tough to treat. Sometimes nerve blocks can help. Just going up on pain pills will not solve the problem long-term. Ask your primary doctor to refer you to an anesthesiologist, a doctor who specializes in pain management. This kind of physician can help manage your pain meds, and see if there is a nerve block that can help you. Good luck! ...Read more

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I accidentally took two hydrocodones. Is this a concern?

Was it prescribed?: If so, the normal dose is 1-2 tablets every 3-4 hours for pain for 5 mg tablets. How did you "accidentally" take them. If you are on large doses of other sedative drugs, or are drinking excessive quantities of alcohol, it could be a problem for you. If it was not prescribed, my concern is that you are opening yourself up to drug abuse and legal issues. Otherwise, not likely to cause problems. ...Read more

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I accidentally took two hydrocodones. What do I do or what should I expect?

Hydrocodone: You would experience higher levels of drowsiness than usual. Be careful driving or doing any work that requires high levels of alertness. The effects should wear off in about 8-12 hours. ...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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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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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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Is hydrocodone the same as hydrocodine?

In a way: Hydrocodine is a misspelling of hydrocodone. Hydrocodone (hydrocodine) is a opioid (narcotic) derived from codeine and thebaine. Hydrocodone (hydrocodine) is indicated for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain and is available in tablets, capsules and liquid forms in combination with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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In what way can I stop taking hydrocodone?

In what way can I stop taking hydrocodone?

Any number of ways: Depends on how much you were taking for how long. Opioid withdrawal, in otherwise healthy people, is usually not associated with the kind of problems you see with alcohol or benzos - seizures, delirum etc., but it can be very painful and unpleasant, and sometimes nausea and diarrhea can be a real problem. Tylenol, (acetaminophen) motrin, pepto bismal, and Clonidine (needs rx) can help. It's better with prof help! ...Read more

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What is the typical dosage of hydrocodone?

5-15 mg: 20 years ago most tablets contained Hydrocodone 5 mg together with 325 mg of acetaminophen. This drug is about 1/3 less potent than oxycodone, the usual dose of which is 5 mg, so companies started coming out with extra-strength versions of 7.5 mg, which would be equivalent. Currently, there are versions with 7.5 and up to 15 mg for immediate use, and up to 60 mg in a time-released once/day pill. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take 6 5/500 mg hydrocodone?

No advisable.: Do you mean taking it all at once? If yes, I would not advise it. You will have taken 30 mg of hydrocodone and 3 gm of tylenol (acetaminophen) all at once if you do it. 30 mg of hydrocodone may be too much for you as a single dose and 3 gm of tylenol (acetaminophen) leaves you with igm of additional tylenol (acetaminophen) before you reach the allowable 4 gm tylenol (acetaminophen) quantity limit/day. Tylenol (acetaminophen) and nsaids have a ceiling effect. ...Read more