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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Overview)

Hydrocodone|acetaminophen is a narcotic combination for pain which is a kind of pain medication.


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What are hydrocodone and acetaminophen used for?

What are hydrocodone and acetaminophen used for?

Pain Relief: Hydrocodone is an opioid (narcotic) pain relieving medication that requires a physician's prescription. Acetaminophen is a non-narcotic pain reliever that is available other the counter as "tylenol". These medications are combined together in many analgesic medications, such as vicodin. The combination is thought to increase the medication's effectiveness while reducing side effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Overview)

Hydrocodone|acetaminophen is a narcotic combination for pain which is a kind of pain medication.


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Why was I prescribed lortab (hydrocodone-acetaminophen) after getting my gallbladder removed?

Why was I prescribed lortab (hydrocodone-acetaminophen) after getting my gallbladder removed?

For pain: Lortab is a common for pain. After your laparoscopic or open gallbladder removal your surgeon wanted to give you the option for pain control. If you are not experiencing pain you don't have to take it. The pain score of 1 is no pain and 10 is the highest you imagine, then try to stay at 4 or less. ...Read more

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How effective is hydrocodone bit/acetaminophen?

How effective is hydrocodone bit/acetaminophen?

Effective for what?: And in what dose? All opioids are effective for pain, although there are some kinds of pain that they don't work as well for (like nerve irritation pain or neuropathy). For moderate pain, usual doses of hydrocodone are 5-15 mg every 3-4 hours, usually in a pill together with 325 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) per pill. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take acetaminophen/hydrocodone if I'm breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take acetaminophen/hydrocodone if I'm breastfeeding?

Yes: It is one of the most commonly prescribed medications after a c-section or vaginal delivery. It is okay to take while breastfeeding, but as always, don't use any medications you don't need to take. On the other side, if you are hurting a lot without it, take it so that you can take care of your baby. ...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 effective is hydrocodone bit/acetaminophen?

Effective for what?: And in what dose? All opioids are effective for pain, although there are some kinds of pain that they don't work as well for (like nerve irritation pain or neuropathy). For moderate pain, usual doses of hydrocodone are 5-15 mg every 3-4 hours, usually in a pill together with 325 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) per pill. ...Read more

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In what way can I extract hydrocodone from acetaminophen?

In what way can I extract hydrocodone from acetaminophen?

You can't and: You shouldn't. If you have addiction issues, please see someone to get help. If you want hydrocodone to treat legitimate pain but do not want the acetaminophen, then please see a physician for an appropriate prescription. ...Read more

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What are hydrocodone and acetaminophen used for?

Pain Relief: Hydrocodone is an opioid (narcotic) pain relieving medication that requires a physician's prescription. Acetaminophen is a non-narcotic pain reliever that is available other the counter as "tylenol". These medications are combined together in many analgesic medications, such as vicodin. The combination is thought to increase the medication's effectiveness while reducing side effects. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would happen if you snorted norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Don't: I don't suggest snorting anything. If it has come to this I would suggest you see your physician immediately. ...Read more

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What happens if I took three norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) of 5/325 would I die?

Ill advised: You would not likely die, assuming you are a normal size adult. However it is ill-advised to take prescription medications exceeding doses prescribed by your physician. ...Read more

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Is suboxin safer then norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) while pregnant?

Is suboxin safer then norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) while pregnant?

No: Suboxone is classified as category c by the fda. It has caused defects in animal studies but has not been adequately studied in humans. Hydrocodone also carries a c classification. Use of either is only indicated if the benefits outweigh the risks. Your obstetrician will advise you. ...Read more

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Are there long term-effects from taking hydrocodone (lorcet) + acetaminophen?

Are there long term-effects from taking hydrocodone (lorcet) + acetaminophen?

Long-term effects: Long-term utilization of opioids (narcotics) could possibly lead to the development of tolerance and also carries the risk of addiction. As such, prolonged use should only be utilized under the close supervision of your physician or specialized pain practitioner. Long-term, higher doses of Acetaminophen (4gms/day) risk potential hepatic (liver) damage. ...Read more

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What are the long term-effects of taking hydrocodone (lorcet) + acetaminophen daily?

Poisoning: Excess Acetaminophen can kill your liver and the Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can get you addicted and lose its effectiveness making you take a worthless medication. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the long term-effects of taking hydrocodone (lorcet) + acetaminophen daily?

It depends: Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) contains acetaminophen. I would discuss with the doctor who gave you the medicine about your daily total dose of Acetaminophen and your liver function. I would also tell you, there is not a reason for you to take Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) long term. It is a short acting medicine used for a short time. Problems that aren't going away anytime soon, need a long acting medicine, not a short acting one. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone or zydone (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) ok to use?

Hydrocodone or zydone (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) ok to use?

Depends!: Ok to use for what purpose? Zydone (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a brand of generic hydrocodone plus Acetaminophen (tylenol). In other words, it's used for to control pain that isn't relieved by non-narcotic means. Hydrocodone is an addicting opioid, similar to but less powerful than oxycodone & morphine. ...Read more

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What dosages is lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) available in?

What dosages is lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) available in?

Only one: True Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is only available in 10mg Hydrocodone and 650mg acetaminophen. ...Read more

Hydrocodone (Definition)

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


Dr. Alvin Stein
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Acetaminophen (Definition)

Acetaminophen (tylenol) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory which is a ...Read more