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Hydrocodone 5 325
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
No: The difference is that 2 of the 5/325 mg tabs would give you 650 mg of Acetaminophen (same as tylenol), whereas the 10/325 mg would only be 325 mg. The latest warnings indicate that you want to take the lowest dose of Acetaminophen possible, so my suggestion would be to take one of the 10/325 mg tabs instead of 2 of the 5/325 mg tabs. ...Read more
On hydrocodone 5/500 for 7 years before asking for dose increase. Is hydrocodone 5/325 a weaker medicine?
Can you tell me if on hydrocodone 5/500 for 7 years before asking for dose increase. Is the hydrocodone 5/325 weaker med?
Less tylenol (acetaminophen): Because of an increased prevalence of tylenol overdoses and numbers of people with tylenol-induced liver problems, the FDA ruled that no acetaminophen-containing combination can have more than 325 mg. Pills with more than 325 mg will not be available in the near future. Talk to your doctor about your tylenol dose - it should not be more than 2000 mg a day in general. Opioids should never be only RX ...Read more
No: It has a little more tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) but the main ingredient, hydrocodone, is still 5 mg. The FDA has ruled that no opiate combination pill should contain more than 325 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) because along with prescription opiate epidemic and addiction to opiates has come excessive amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) ingestion with many cases of liver damage and even death. ...Read more
Ativan (lorazepam)?: Yes it is safe, and sometimes the pain threshold to pain is increased with this combination, for a better outcome. ...Read more
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Just took 1 hydrocodone 5/325 and my face turned bright red and my skin is burning. Why I this happening what should I do???
I took hydrocodone 5-325 a few hours ago. About 10 minutes ago I took 5000 mg of Tylenol, do I need to go to the er?
No: While your total dose definitely exceeds the daily recommendations of no more than 3000 mg a day, a one time, one day dose of 5325mg is not going to cause liver failure in a healthy adult. However, if you took that large dose with the intention of harming yourself, then an ER visit is definitely in order. ...Read more
I couldn't remember if I took my Hydrocodone 5/325 so I took another one, is it going to hurt me?? I have chronic back pain
Be careful: Just this one time you should be okay. I worry that you do not have a good system in place to monitor your medicines. You can use the small pill boxes and load medicines on daily or weekly basis. You could have a schedule written down and mark off medicines as you take them bgood luck! Be safe!!! ...Read more
I take hydrocodone 5-325 daily for chronic neck pain and migraines. How many per day can I take before it will hurt my organs?
Difficult to say: In general opioids are very safe long term. Perhaps even more dangerous is the tylenol (acetaminophen) often associated with the opioids - in your case the 325mg. Please be sure to keep total daily dosage under 4000mg, long term I would suggest less than 2000mg. Finally have your doc check liver and kidney function every 6months while on these meds. ...Read more
I just found out I am pregnant today, so I am 4 weeks. I was prescribed hydrocodone 5/325 5x a day for back pain. I am worried I have harmed my baby?
Take hydrocodone 5/325 and I take Ambien (zolpidem) every night. Hydro doesn't help me fall asleep so I need the ambien (zolpidem). Is it ok to take it?
Hydrocodone: Is a narcotic pain medication and in conjunction with Ambien (zolpidem) can cause fatal drug-drug reactions. H-C is NOT a sleeping pill and it seems that you are also on medication for depression and anxiety (Lexapro). You are gambling with your life. Please get counseling and medication adjustments and evaluation. ...Read more
I took Naproxen at 11:00 pm last night and have since taken two doses of Methocarbamol 750. Can I safely take one Hydrocodone 5-325?
I was prescribed Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 for tooth pain, I have never taken it before but have taken hydrocodone 5/325, what is the difference between them?
Can I take hydrocodone with clarithromycin? I’m on h pylori regimen for the past week. I also take hydrocodone 5/325 once every couple of weeks for some minor arthritis pain. Is okay to take them about 6 hours apart one time?
Yes: It is safe if taken as you describe. ...Read more
My doctor recently switched me over to Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 from Hydrocodone 5-325. I told them my pain was getting worse. So I'm confused why they switched me, since Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not as effective as the Hydrocodone?
I understand your concern.
Inform your doctor about location, intensity, frequency and duration of pain, what activities and work are affected by the pain, names, dose and duration of medications taken, side effects, use of alcohol and drugs;
Discuss reasons for switch, lab tests, X-rays consultations needed for diagnosis;
Pain Management Program including Medication, Therapy and N.A. Meetings. ...Read more
My legs are exceptionally jumpy after micro d; can I take hydrocodone 5/325 even after 600 mg ibuprofen, 300 mg gabapentin and soma (carisoprodol)?
Care with narcotics: If your surgeon prescribed each of these medications for this situation then you are likely to be alright. The reality is, however, that "jumpy" legs are not necessarily going to be helped by a narcotic. That sounds more like a mild radiculopathic or neuropathic process. Gabapentin likely more effective--consider 1 extra gabapentin. Minimize Soma (carisoprodol) as sometimes problems--especially chronic use. ...Read more
If someone were to take around 7 hydrocodone 7.5/325 a day for about 5 months. What would the withdrawl symptoms be like and how long?
The strength of a medication is relative to the person taking it.
For some this medication will be a very strong medication.
For others who may have a history of taking alcohol or other similar medications it may be a weak medication.
It also depends on whether other medications are also prescribed with it and the nature of the pain that is being treated. ...Read more
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I had surgery I was perscribed hydrocodone apap 5-325 or something like that. Is that considered a high dose?
Yes: That is a pretty standard dose for most postoperative pain. ...Read more
I accidentally took 2 hydrocodone acetaminophen 5-325 about an hour ago. Is anything bad going to happen to me?
Not to worry: You may experience some drowsiness. Some people are actually prescribed the amount that you took. Let your doctor know what happened and try to find a way to keep track of when you take your medicine. You may want to write down the time and date and keep a log of when the med is taken like the nurses do in the hospital. Best wishes and be safe! ...Read more