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Hydrocodone 75 750
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
When discharged for e.Coli 8 days ago, dr gave me 50 pills of hydrocodone/ acetaminophen 7.5/750 to take every 4hours. Isn't 4500/day way too high?
Yes: I will avoid more than 4 gr a day. If you don't have pain don't use it. Check with your doctor for alternatives. Depending if its a chronic pain or a new onset of pain. Alternatives are aleve (naproxen) 200mg twice a day, tramadol, and others available. Consult your physician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Could taking two acetaminophen / hydrocodone 750 mg / 7.5 mg lead to shallow breathing and shortness of breath?
Yes: The short answer is yes. Hydro codone is an opioid and one of the significant and serious side effects of this class of medications is respiratory depression. It is vitally important to take all prescription medications only as prescribed by your doctor. If you experience a side effect such as you described, you need to discuss this with your doctor and may need the dosages adjusted. ...Read more
Maybe: Taking tylenol (acetaminophen) or Codeine more frequently than suggested can cause nausea, lightheadness, possibly liver issues and many other problems. If you have other medical problems or take other medications the complications could be increased. Try to minimize over medication when possible. ...Read more
As prescribed : Any narcotics should be taken as prescribed by md. ...Read more