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Hydrocodone (Overview)

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 binding to opioid receptors.


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What is hydrocodone-tylenol500 tab in dosage of liquid form amount?

What is hydrocodone-tylenol500 tab in dosage of liquid form amount?

Depends: There are various doses avalible. Would need to see the bottle you have to make the conversion. ...Read more

Hydrocodone (Overview)

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 binding to opioid receptors.


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What exactly does hydrocodone feel like, is it best to take it with another pain killer like advil (ibuprofen)?

What exactly does hydrocodone feel like, is it best to take it with another pain killer like advil (ibuprofen)?

Hydrocodone: Each person feels different from taking hydrocodone. Some feel sedated, some euphoric or energetic and se feel nothing. There is no need to take it with additional pain killers. Most hydrocodone comes with either tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: hydrocodone?

Please describe the medication: hydrocodone?

Narcotic: 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 binding to opioid receptors. ...Read more

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Friend was prescribed hydrocodone bitrate 1mg/mlother ingredients other than hydrocodone, what to do?

Don't understand?: As far as I know, the lowest hydrocodone dose in oral meds is 5 mg. If it was prescribed for an appropriate reason, he should take it as prescribed and not overuse it. If there are pills left over, he should discard them safely afterwards. I don't know what your question is. What do you have to do with a friend getting a prescription, and what exactly are you asking? ...Read more

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Can you use hydrocodone homatropine syrup anymore?

As Cough Remedy: Should not be used continuously. Homatropine is a drying agent and discourages abuse. ...Read more

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I have been taking methadone for probably 4 yrs now about 140 mg daily. I used methadone to get off hydrocodone. What options do ihave to stop methado?

I have been taking methadone for probably 4 yrs now about 140 mg daily. I used methadone to get off hydrocodone. What options do ihave to stop methado?

Work w/addiction doc: Find an addiction specalist close to you & work w/him/her to get you off Methadone w/o getting you hooked on something else. Actually, who ever is prescribing your Methadone can work w/you by writing smaller & smaller doses each time. You're the deciding factor behind quitting. You can beat this. Good luck! And if you don't have insurance, go search online for free care (or check out my site). ...Read more

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Which is most effective; hydrocodone, fentanyl, oxycodone, or methadone?

Which is most effective; hydrocodone, fentanyl, oxycodone, or methadone?

No such thing: It is not what is most effective, it is what is best for you. I am sure your doctor will choose the safest type of opioid to treat your pain and see how you respond. If you do not respond, then he/she may try a different opioid. The most important thing is to find out what is causing a pain bad enough to require and opioid. ...Read more

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Migraines for the past 3days. Otc meds will not work. Taking hydrocodone syrup, is that making it worse? What's gong on? What can I do?

You should: See your doctor and get an accurate diagnosis. If, in fact, you are having migraines, there are better medications available for you. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hydrocodone pills a few months past the expiration date?

Not recommended: All medications should be properly discarded after their expiration date. The safety of the medication after the expiration date will be effected by the temperature at which it has been stored, its exposure to light, and its exposure to moisture. The history of these factors is sometimes not known and therefore it is best to properly discard after the expiration date. ...Read more

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Can you safely take hydrocodone/acetaminophen with naproxen?

Can you safely take hydrocodone/acetaminophen with naproxen?

Yes: There is no problem mixing them as long as you take them as prescribed and have no underlying contraindications to them. ...Read more

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How dangerous is it to take 7 hydrocodones?

At once? Dangerous!: Do not take any narcotics except as prescribed by md. And only take them as prescribed by md. 7 hydrocodones at once can be dangerous. Always check with your md! ...Read more

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What can I do about possible side effect of hydrocodone?

What can I do about possible side effect of hydrocodone?

Hydrocodone: Shallow breathing, slow heartbeat;
feeling light-headed, fainting;
confusion, fear, unusual thoughts or behavior;
seizure
problems with urination; or
nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice
anxiety, dizziness, drowsiness;
mild nausea, vomiting, upset stomach, constipation;
headache, mood changes;
blurred vision;
ringing in your ears. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of hydrocodone?

Several: Hydrocone produces tolerance (the need for greater doses to achieve the same effects). They decrease your pain tolerance (opioid induced hyperalgesia). They lead to constipation, and reduced testosterone levels.

But addiction is a disease. Alcohol doesn't cause addiction. Cigarettes don't. Either. Most people who take narcotics do not become addicts. ...Read more

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Can I take hydrocodone and nyquil at the same time?

Must be cautious: Opioids all can interact with the medications in nyquill, which include an antihistamine, decongestant and cough suppressant. In appropriate prescribed doses there should not be major problems, but some people experience greatly increased dizziness, lightheadedness and even sedation with these combinations. The person to talk to is the prescribing physician or your pharmacist. Don't drive on combo. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about drug interactions of oxycodone/hydrocodone?

Very few: In terms of increasing or reducing the levels/ effectiveness of other drugs, these opioids have few if any drug interactions. However, for any other drug which can be a central nervous system depressant, like alcohol, sedatives, tranquillizers, antihistamines and many other drugs, the combination can cause increased potential for respiratory depression, fainting, sedation, accidents, falling. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix hydrocodone with other pain medications?

No: Unless you are under the direction of a pain management physician and the meds are under an active prescription. Do not self medicate and seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What should someone do if overdosed on hydrocodone?

What do you mean?: True overdose, causing life-threatening symptoms of respiratory depression, low blood oxygenation, etc. Is a medical emergency and the patient should be taken care of in the er. Call 911. A "relative overdosage" causing nausea, dizziness, sleepiness, etc. Will probably pass on its own if you were not able to obtain medical care. ...Read more

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I feel like I took too much hydrocodone please help?

Call 911 if you: Believe you have taken an overdose of medication. ...Read more

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How many milligrams are in hydrocodone 7.5-325, 5-325, and 5-500?

Hydrocodone/Apap: The first number is the amount of hydrocodone in each tablet, so 7.5 mg, 5 mg, and 5 mg, and the second number is the amount of Acetaminophen (tylenol) in each tablet, so 325 mg or 500 mg. ...Read more

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Which is better for neck pain relief after a car accident - naproxen or hydrocodone?

Which is better for neck pain relief after a car accident - naproxen or hydrocodone?

Both can help: These medications are in 2 different classes. Naproxen is an NSAID and hydrocodone is an opioid and probably also has tylenol. If you don't have major kidney disease or stomach ulcers, Naproxen should be the safer of the 2. If inadequate, hydrocodone can be added until no longer needed. Use all meds as directed and carefully note all sources of acetaminophen/tylenol-3000mg/day max! ...Read more

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Is it OK to take sam-e with hydrocodone?

No interaction: To my knowledge there is no interaction between these two-reference Epocrates ...Read more

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Hydrocodone make me mess up?

Yes: Any controlled substance, in this case a narcotic, also known as an opiate or more simply a pain med can become addictive and cause you to develop a tolerance and when not available cause a withdrawal. The best thing to do is only use pain meds when you have pain and try to use the least amount and pain meds that do not have narcotics, if possible. ...Read more

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What's problem with hydrocodone?

Can be addictive: It is an opiate and like all other opiates, hydrocodone has the potential to cause addiction. It is one of the most abused drugs in the world-- it is the active ingredient in vicodin and lotab. ...Read more

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Can I take too much hydrocodone?

Can I take too much hydrocodone?

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

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How can you get off hydrocodone?

Withdrawal: Go see a physician to better answer this question. The causes tgat illicit end the use must first be addressed. ...Read more

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Can I take two 5-500 hydrocodone?

It depends: You can safely take up to 3000mg of Acetaminophen per day. That would mean 6 hydrocodone/acetaminophen 5/500 tablets per day total, 1 every 4 hours, or 2 every 8 hours. But no more than 2 at once. ...Read more

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Would hydrocodone take away pain?

Be careful: Hydrocodone would work for many kinds of pain, it is an addictive medication and should be taken only under the direction and supervision of your physician. ...Read more

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What is in fake hydrocodone m367?

Fake? Who knows?!: Pill imprint m367 has been identified as acetaminophen/hydrocodone 325 mg / 10 mg.
The fake pill can contain anything from sugar (not harmful) to very harmful and life-threatening substances. Do not buy from unregulated third world countries pharmacies. They say we are from canada but who knows?! ...Read more

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How much hydrocodone is too much?

Varies: Any amount in excess of that required to reduce pain to an acceptable level or which produces unacceptable side effects is too much. ...Read more