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Doctor insights on: Hydrocodone And Metabolite

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How long does hydrocodone stay in your body?

How long does hydrocodone stay in your body?

Why ask?: Are you trying to hide the illegal use of hydrocodone? With updated technology a urine drug screen can detect hydrocodone or its metabolites for many days. ...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


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I was just prescribed with hydrocodone for pain in my ear, and i'm unsure about what it will do to me. How will it exactly affect me?

I was just prescribed with hydrocodone for pain in my ear, and i'm unsure about what it will do to me. How will it exactly affect me?

In general less pain: Hydrocodone will provide modest relief of mild-moderate pain, and usually doesn't cause many other issues. It can be constipating, and some people get nausea with it. If taken in large enough doses for long enough, it can cause physical dependency. Your doctor should try to discover the cause of the pain, and to treat that directly. ...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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Can you tell me is hydrocodone a form of heroin?

Can you tell me is hydrocodone a form of heroin?

They are cousins: Heroin is a semi-synthetic derivative of morphine, specifically 1, 6 dihydromorphine, which is broken down to morphine and codeine. Hydrocodone is a different semi-synthetic, but is broken down into the same metabolites, Codeine and morphine. They differ in how quickly they get into the brain (heroin very fast, hydrocodone slow), oral use (heroin not absorbed) and side effects- hydrocodone more. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hydrocodone dependence and long term use?

Too broad a ?: Hydrocodone, found in Vicodin and other meds, will produce the same kind of dependency as any opioid. However, since it is combined with tylenol, (acetaminophen) the usual maximal dose is about 8 pills a day, which results in a relatively moderate physical dependency. It does need to be tapered after long-term use, because sudden cessation will produce opioid withdrawal symptoms. Side effects- edema,constipation ...Read more

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Purpose of blue specs in hydrocodone, acetaminophen 7.5?

To identify them: Many manufacturers choose to make their pills uniquely shaped or colored to help with identification. Obviously, confusing one medication for another could lead to dangerous mistakes. If nothing else it's a safeguard to protect patients from taking the wrong medication. ...Read more

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Would hydrocodone pills work for coughing?

Would hydrocodone pills work for coughing?

Narcotics....: Narcotics, like hydrocodone, can suppress coughing by decreasing the reflex at the brain level. But, a cough is there for a reason: to rid the lungs of potentially harmful bacteria, viruses, pollen, etc. The treatment for a cough is to treat the reason the cough is there, not to simply suppress it. Suppressing a cough can actually be harmful. See a doctor for treatment for any prolonged cough! ...Read more

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I was prescribed 10/325 mg of hydrocodone today and wanted to know if it was safe to take two of them at once?

How did your doctor: Prescribe them. I am certain that it was to take one tablet every 4-6 hours as needed. That is what is safe. More is not. ...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