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My medication hydro codons-acetaminophen 7.5-325 make me irratable. Is there anything I can do to help this?
I have had 5 neck surgeries and I'm on medications for pain like hydro condone and muscle relaxer called flexeril (cyclobenzaprine hcl) how could I get off of these?
Drug tests: Yes. Ask the person who is ordering the test which drugs are being tested for. ...Read more
Beating the System: You really are asking physicians, real physicians, this question. None of us here would, in any way, help keep you addicted and not sober or in recovery. It is not healthy to be using opiates when not medically necessary. It is not healthy to live with the disease of addiction untreated. I, as a physician, would wish for you to be clean and free of this obsession that puts your health at risk. ...Read more
Yes!!!: Hydrocodone is a narcotic painkiller and is related to morphine, heroin and codeine. Very addictive in those using it daily for long periods of time (can happen in a few weeks). However, if you need a strong painkiller after surgery or dental work for a few days it is ok. Often narcotics have several effects: fatigue, confusion, unable to think or drive well, nausea and constipation. ...Read more
I understand your worry about passing Drug Test for Hydrocodone.
I commend you if you ate seeking employment or want to maintain the job.
Hydrocodone stay in the body will depend upon your metabolism, liver functioning and kidney functioning.
Hair Drug Test will show metabolite of Hydrocodone for longer than few weeks.
Your emotional Health and Occupational Health is Precious! See a Psychiatrist. ...Read more
Can you tell me how much time does hydro condene stay in your system if you take a urine drug test for work?
48 hours max: The drug should've cleared your system within 48 hours. ...Read more
I am prescribed hydro-codone and failed a drug test for Codeine. They said "NO" they are not the same thing, you failed for Codeine. Is it true?
Failed a drug test for hydro morphone and morphine. Exactly what drugs cause you to fail for both of those? Any websites to helpme read about these
I took 3 hydro 15 on Saturday family gave them to me for a abscess tooth and will I pass a hair follicle and drug test?
1.Pain killers do not cure infections, only block the signals to your brain.
2. You should never take someone else's prescription medication, and they are violating the law by giving it to you.
3. 3 is a very heavy dose.
4. You need a Dentist, not someone with "spare" pills
5. Sorry about the drug test ...Read more
Are there any known drug interactions between spirulena and thyroxin, apo-hydro, or ramipril? My 62 year old mother wants to start taking spirulina.
None found!: A drug-drug including supplement interaction analysis using all 4 agents given yielded no potential known interactions between spirulina ; the medications. Caution regarding purity and source is always advisable! ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more