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I have a severe tooth abscess and the pain is far past unbearable. I'm taking 10-325 hydrocod/apap every 2 hours and 800 mg ibuprofen 4 times a day. ?

I have a severe tooth abscess and the pain is far past unbearable. I'm taking 10-325 hydrocod/apap every 2 hours and 800 mg ibuprofen 4 times a day. ?

Tooth abscess: When is your appointment with your dentist to have that tooth treated? I think you should be seen ASAP as an emergency. Pills will not resolve your problem, and they don't seem to be doing much for you now, anyway. No need to suffer, just have it treated. ...Read more

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What does hydro co/apap 7.5-325 mean?

What does hydro co/apap 7.5-325 mean?

A pain reliever: Hydro co/apap is a common pain reliever consisting of hydrocodone (7.5milligrams) and Acetaminophen (325 mg). Hydrocodone is a prescription narcotic and Acetaminophen (apap) is an over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). They work in combination to relieve pain. ...Read more

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What is propoxyphene-n/apap used for?

What is propoxyphene-n/apap used for?

Narcotic Pain Killer: Generally for mild to moderate pain not controlled with other non-narcotic modalities. It is habit-forming and as such is a controlled substance under the DEA schedule III drugs. ...Read more

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What is propoxyphene-n/apap used for?

What is propoxyphene-n/apap used for?

Treat pain: but propoxyphene (or Darvon) is no longer available in the US. This product, which is chemically quite close to methadone, was felt by many authorities to be an expensive and potentially dangerous placebo, and many studies of darvon failed to show any real analgesic effect outside of the apap (tylenol) part. The n is the salt form -napsylate (instead of hydrochloride). Was taken off market in 90s ...Read more

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How many apap codeine pills can you take without overdose?

How many apap codeine pills can you take without overdose?

Depends...: Individual sensitivities vary, with rare cases of overdose from just two pills. Never take more than prescribed. ...Read more

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5 gram of apap (paracetemol) in less than 24 hours? How dangerous?

5 gram of apap (paracetemol) in less than 24 hours? How dangerous?

Don't do it again: You took this in divided doses, i trust. This is a bit higher than the "safe dose" of no more than a gram every 4-6 hours, maximum 3 or 4 grams daily depending whose recommendation you read. You also know that 6 grams all at once can make you quite sick, and 10 grams or more at once can kill you. Do be careful and thanks for writing. ...Read more

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Will hydroco/apap 5-500 may me sleepy?

Will hydroco/apap 5-500 may me sleepy?

Yes!: Yes it can. It can also make you dizzy and impair your motor control. Always take the lowest dose effective for your pain. Never take when you will need to drive or operate machinery ...Read more

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My mom took 3.5 hydroco/apap pills. Will she be okay?

My mom took 3.5 hydroco/apap pills. Will she be okay?

Acetaminophen: Hi. Acetaminophen (aka Tylenol) can become toxic in doses exceeding 4 grams in a 24-hour period. 3.5 pills (even strongest Acetaminophen dose of 500 mg/pill) will not exceed the safe Acetaminophen dose. Warn her of the Acetaminophen risk. If pain is severe, her doctor can write her for a narcotic that does not contain acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to overdose on hydrocodone or apap?

Is it possible for me to overdose on hydrocodone or apap?

Yes: Hydrocodone is a narcotic and can stop respiration(breathing) if you take enough. How much is different for every person and whether they are tolerant to narcotics from long usage. APAP is Tylenol (acetaminophen)-overdose is the leading cause for needing liver transplant in USA today. We are very, very careful about APAP dose these days. Don't take it if you have liver disease already. ...Read more