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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

Hydrocodone|acetaminophen is a narcotic combination for pain which is a ...Read more


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Can you tell me is hydrocodone bad for the kidneys?

Can you tell me is hydrocodone bad for the kidneys?

Kidney: No. Hydrocodone isn't bad for the kidney it, if your kidneys don't function properly, hydrocodone will remain in the body. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, how bad is pure tobacco for you?

Can you tell me, how bad is pure tobacco for you?

Very bad: It is not "impurities" in tobacco, or additives or anything else that does most of the damage - it is the tobacco. Doesn't matter if they call it "pure" or "organic" or whatever. It contains nicotine which helps you get addicted to smoking, and the smoke contains "tars" - toxic hydrocarbons, carbon monxide, formaldehyde and other poisonous substances that cause cancer, heart disease ; other ills. ...Read more

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How can I knowi if splenda is really bad for you?

How can I knowi if splenda is really bad for you?

Stop using: The internet to get your medical advice.All of the currently available sugar substitutes are safe, but then small amounts of sugar are fairly safe as well. ...Read more

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How harmful is hydrocodone for you?

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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How is nyquil bad for your body?

How is nyquil bad for your body?

Nyquil: Nyquil is an OTC product first manufactured by P&G in 1966. It is intended to treat symptoms of the common cold. There are many forms of Nyquil . Some may contain sedating antihistamines, hypnotics or alcohol. If taken as directed by your physician , at night and at the correct dosage it should be allright. Sleepiness , hyperactivitiy and transient increase in Blood pressure can occur. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is hydrocodone as bad as oxycodone?

Simmilar : They are both narcotics and share the same set of risks and benefits as well as potential for abuse. ...Read more

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Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Why exactly is alcohol bad for you?

Chronic Heavy Drinking: can lead to: Anemia, Cancer, Heart disease, poor circulation, liver disease, neuropathy, Dementia, Depression, Seizures, Gout, High Blood Pressure, Hig Blood Sugar, Impaired Immune system, pancreatitis, gastritis, among others. Need I say more? ...Read more

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What is a good medication for pain from arthritis when hydrocodone and percocet do not work?

What is a good medication for pain from arthritis when hydrocodone and percocet do not work?

Arthritis pain: You have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis? For oa-use pain patch, joint injection, pt, acupuncture ; joint replacement by orthopedist, if pain is debilitating. For ra, see rheumatologist for steroids, Methotrexate ; disease modifying agents. Thanks. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have one vicodin and 4 beers?

Is it possible for me to have one vicodin and 4 beers?

Vicodin and beer: I'm sorry to say that we know so little about you it's impossible to say how you would react. In general doctors are not in the position to comment on the mixture of social and or illegal drugs. That would mean whether they are illegally or even legally obtained or used . Our job is to comment on the therapeutic use of drugs. Both vicodin and beer are legal you might ask the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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How do I find out how much daily aspirin is bad for you?

How do I find out how much daily aspirin is bad for you?

Depends: Depending on the genetic make up of a person and other existing diseases even so called baby Aspirin can be bad for you. Please consult your doctor if you intend to take aspirin. ...Read more

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How bad is coffee really for you?

How bad is coffee really for you?

Controversial: Opinions & research on coffee seem to change often: one week it's bad for you; then some benefit from it is found. Caffeine is a stimulant; so can interrupt sleep patterns; also acts like diuretic; too much can overstimulate the heart & nervous system; can exacerbate reflux as can acids in coffee. General recommendation is no more than 2 cups a day, preferably in the morning. But that may changeā€¦. ...Read more

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If vicodin isn't good enough for me what should I use?

If vicodin isn't good enough for me what should I use?

Opiates: I take it that you're talking about pain control. Pain control is an art made more difficult by the limited choices we have. With great attention to detail you can find an answer working closely with your physician. Opiates can be rotated. That said one should not rule out any other modality such as physical therapy ; exercise. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is hydrocodone as bad as heroin?

Can you tell me is hydrocodone as bad as heroin?

Relativity: " bad" is a relative term. Are you asking about addiction, purity, side effects, potency, social stigma ? Heroin is the basis of all opiates. If heroin is manufactured under pharmacological quality controls, then there is no issue of purity. In terms of other characteristics, that depends on the user's physiology. ...Read more

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What is amphetamine and what is dextroamphetamine? Also for pill(973) how much is a normal doce and how much would it take to get high?

What is amphetamine and what is dextroamphetamine? Also for pill(973) how much is a normal doce and how much would it take to get high?

Get help now: From your question about how much it would take to "get high" from a particular pill, it appears you have substance abuse problems. I suggest getting help from your physician about this, before it gets worse. ...Read more

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How bad is coke zero for you?

How bad is coke zero for you?

Not good: It is sweetened with aspartame and acesulfame K. Regularly drinking soda has been linked to Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease, Diabetes, heart disease & metabolic syndrome. Other possible risks include: increased weight, decreased bone mineral density (BMD) obesity, erosion of tooth enamel, mineral depletion & dehydration. If it contains artificial sweeteners & is used daily, this is linked to a ...Read more

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How bad is sorbitol for you?

How bad is sorbitol for you?

No: Some will accelerate the GI tract motility causing diarrhea, but most sugar-alcohols are great diabetic substitute sweetener. They are less sweet than sugar, and artificial sweeteners are much sweeter. They do stimulate insulin, but less than glucose. ...Read more

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What can I do for a percocet addiction?

What can I do for a percocet addiction?

See a doctor: Precocet withdrawal can be dangerous and you should slowly decrease dosages under the supervision of a doctor. Once you've been successfully weaned off of the drug, i highly recommend substance abuse treatment and/or na groups to help maintain sobriety if the addiction has been present for any length of time. Your doctor should help guide you on inpatient vs outpatient treatment choices. ...Read more

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Why is vicodin so bad?

Why is vicodin so bad?

It depends: Your question is somewhat vague. All medications when appropriately prescribed for its indication and taken as directed by a physician should not be a problem. Vicodin is hydrocodone and Acetaminophen and is indicated for moderate to severe pain. The issue is the misuse/abuse of the medication. It has the potential for physical dependence, cause respiratory depression when taken in excess & death. ...Read more

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Is it bad if i take two vicodin every night?

Vicodin: Is it prescribed?, for how long?, what for?. Please clarify with the prescribing doc. First. ...Read more

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Could it be bad for you to take left over vicodin pills after their needed use is expired?

Perhaps: The fact that you are taking old vicodin tells me you may be taking it for another problem that you have not seen you pcp about. Best to check with your doctor if you are having difficulties. The expire date does not necessarily mean the drug is unsafe, but it may lose potency. ...Read more

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How can giving vicodin to an alcoholic be bad?

How can giving vicodin to an alcoholic be bad?

Cross addiction: For persons with addiction to one substance the risk for addiction to any other addictive substance is much greater. , they both act in the same part of the brain where addictions lie. Nothing is 100% however i've seen multiple times, getting addicted to both, some alcoholics start a med like vicodin, then they stop alcohol as the vicodin use grows, all seems great at first, until it isnt. ...Read more

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I just took vicodin and had beer earlier. Is this bad?

Bad idea: Mixing opiods with other medications or alcohol has additive potentially harmful sedating effects. If you took one vicodin and drank one beer, probably not much of an issue, but don't make this a habit. ...Read more

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The bottom of my chin hurts really bad!will vicodin help?

See doctor: Vicodin may help, but i would see a doctor before "just taking it". If there is an infection vicodin will help the pain but will do nothing for the cause. ...Read more

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I am having real bad withdrawal from vicodin and klopin. I decided to quite cold turkey. What to do?

Get help: You will probably need medical assistance. Depending on how long, and how much Klonopin (clonazepam) toy take, you risk having a seizure. Get supervision! ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it bad to take 15-20 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) tonight if i took 50 mg of vicodin yesterday?

Can you tell me is it bad to take 15-20 mg of Ambien (zolpidem) tonight if i took 50 mg of vicodin yesterday?

Yes it would be bad: and the fact that you are asking that online rather than of the prescriber would lead me to believe that either 1) it is NOT prescribed and/or 2) you do not want the prescriber to know how much you are taking. If you had 8 Vicodin or equivalent you are also pushing the tylenol (acetaminophen) to maximum levels you should be taking. The FDA has made 5 mg the recommended dose of Ambien in women;15-20 TOO MUCH. ...Read more

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Is it bad for my heart to take vicodin and exercise at the same time?

No harm: It isn't harmful to your heart but why are you taking vicodin? It's a narcotic and can be addictive. If you're able to exercise, what kind of pain are you having that requires vicodin? ...Read more

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Would my dr continue to prescribe vicodin for back pain if so bad for me?

Depends: Vicodin is a poor drug for back pain management and should ideally be replaced with a better drug or strategy. You should try consulting a pain management center for the right guidance. ...Read more

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How can I make Vicodin withdrawal easier? I want to quit this drug so bad, but I always get a horrible case of the chills. I'm NOT going to ask my doc

Addictionologist: The symptoms of Vicodin (opioid) withdrawal are pretty severe physically and emotionally. However, they are not life threatening. It is best to do it with a trained addictionologist. It has to be tapered down and certain non-addictive medications need to be used to minimize some of the withdrawal like diarrhea, craps, pain and a sleep disturbance. Good Luck! Most people quit drugs so can you! ...Read more

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Is percocet or vicodin better for bad pelvic pain?

Is percocet or vicodin better for bad pelvic pain?

Depends: Both of these drugs are potent narcotic analgesics and how one reacts depends on frequency of exposure and tolerance. The myth that one is more addictive than the other is a myth - both have habit forming potential. ...Read more

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Taking deplin with cymbalta (duloxetine) and on vicodin is this a bad mix?

Taking deplin with cymbalta (duloxetine) and on vicodin is this a bad mix?

If prescribed, okay: There are no interactions noted between Cymbalta (duloxetine) and vicodin. Deplin is l-methylfolate, a medical food meant to augment your antidepressant (cymbalta) by increasing folate to your nervous system. It is safe to use with these other meds also. ...Read more

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Is it bad to keep switching your pain killers? My doctors keep switching me from Vicodin to Percocet bc one helps vice versa. Could this be deadly?

Is it bad to keep switching your pain killers? My doctors keep switching me from Vicodin to Percocet bc one helps vice versa. Could this be deadly?

Get 2nd opinion: Your doctor is hoping I suspect to improve pain management by rotating the opiates you are taking. Generally a safe thing to try. Often not that helpful and can put extra focus on pills rather than other options often more helpful. You are young and so at extra risk for developing or having an opioid use disorder. You can get informed under handouts at drrotchford.com. ...Read more

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Just got wisdom teeth, have to take 3 vicodin for pain to subside is all the extraction bad for you?

Just got wisdom teeth, have to take 3 vicodin for pain to subside is all the extraction bad for you?

No: Assuming you are relatively healthy, having all your wisdom teeth out at once is not bad for you especially since they are symptomatic. Taking vicodin for long periods of time, on the other hand, can be bad for you. ...Read more

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Should I be worried about the severity of my period cramps? They are so bad to where only a vicodin can control it. The pain wraps around to my back.

Maybe, see your Dr.: Depending on your age and the number of chilren you have, there could be a number of causes. A few causes are: primary dysmenorrhea(painful periods) can often be treated with birth control pills. Endometriosis can be treated with numerous drugs including hormones or a drug called luron. Adenomyosis usually treated with hysterectomy fibroids can be treated with removal, lupron, (leuprolide) or hysterectomyy. ...Read more

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I have pcos and endometriosis an took two vicodin 5/325 mg for bad pain. Now having anxiety is it from vicodin? This never happened before

I have pcos and endometriosis an took two vicodin 5/325 mg for bad pain. Now having anxiety is it from vicodin? This never happened before

Could be : some patients can have anxiety after taking narcotics. This is one explanation although there are many causes of anxiety. Consider starting a better treatment plan for endometriosis been taking narcotics. Also consider seeing your primary care doctor for evaluation of your anxiety ...Read more