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How Can I Reduce My Withdrawal Symptoms When I Stop Taking Hydrocodone
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
Hydrocodone: It differs for different people. Some folks are genetically more susceptible to get opioid addiction than others and it may only take 2-3 weeks for someone whereas in others it may take a few months. If you are having troubles weaning yourself of it, please seek help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: but not likely. After only 2 weeks you should not have any difficulty. ...Read more
What is the best way to wean off of 10mg of hydrocodone a day? I have been on it for about 10 months and do not want to have any withdrawal symptoms
Take fewer per day: You can wean yourself by taking fewer pills per day and see the effect. Talk to your doctor who prescribes these meds. Most doctors would like to see their patients get off these meds... There are alternatives to opioids for pain control. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been taking 5mg norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain for the past month. Still in pain but what is the to help with withdrawal symptoms when pain subsides?
Today finished 7.5/325 hydrocodone every four hours on RX from doctor for 18 days for shoulder pain. Withdrawal symptoms? Any recs to minimize them?
What are some tried and true ways to get off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and how long will the withdrawal symptoms last?
Withdrawl: The best way to get off narcotics short term is to taper or reduce dose slowly over days. The larger the dose and the longer the time taking it will make withdrawal a more difficult task. You may require professional help and treatment of side effects through the weaning process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to wean off of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and to avoid withdrawal symptoms?
Professional help: Seek the help of a physician who knows how to detox people from opiates. A very good alternative is to stop the Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) ( hydrocodone/ apap), and start Suboxone or subatec. These medications block the withdrawal symptoms without giving one a " high". After a period of time, one weans off the soboxone/ subatec. There are other methods, such as methadone, Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) taper, & meds that target withdrawal sx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers