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Herbal Alternatives Hydrocodone
I’m having an eeg done I have epilepsy, should I stop taking Sudafed, hydrocodone, & herbal supplements? Will they cause false positives on eeg?
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
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
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
If allergic to oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, & butrans & nucynta (tapentadol) do not work for pain, what alternatives are there? Demerol? Dillaudid?
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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