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Doctor insights on: Hydrocodone Medication

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Does hydrocodone medication affect an 80 years old hear voices?

Does hydrocodone medication affect an 80 years old hear voices?

It can.: The elderly are very sensitive to the effects of psychoactive medications. ...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 have a kidney infection and the doctor just switched me from tylenol (acetaminophen) with codine to hydrocodone. Which medication is stronger?

I have a kidney infection and the doctor just switched me from tylenol (acetaminophen) with codine to hydrocodone. Which medication is stronger?

Hydrocodone: Is more potent, in that 7.5 mg of hydrocodone is the equivalent of 30 mg of codeine. More importantly, hydrocodone is better absorbed, gets into the brain faster, so it provides more pain relief sooner, and has fewer side effects (itching, flushing, nausea, hives, diarrhea) than codeine. ...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 medication (hydrocodone, ibuprofen and penicillin be passed to me through semen and affect my birth control?

Can medication (hydrocodone, ibuprofen and penicillin be passed to me through semen and affect my birth control?

Birth control: This is more than unlikely. Although I always say that nothing is impossible this comes very close. Would not worry about this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to mix hydrocodone with other pain medications?

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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Is hydrocodone/ apap the same medication as vicodin?

Is hydrocodone/ apap the same medication as vicodin?

Hydrocodone/APAP: Hydrocodone/apap is a common opioid. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. There are many brand names for it. (hycet, liquicet, lorcet, lortab, maxidone, norco, vicodin, xodol, zydone (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). ..). ...Read more

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I took the cough medication Hycodan (hydrocodone) at around 7pm. Its 10:30pm, would it be ok to take nyquil?

I took the cough medication Hycodan (hydrocodone) at around 7pm. Its 10:30pm, would it be ok to take nyquil?

Cough control: Hycodan (hydrocodone) can give excellent relief of cough. Unfortunately, if you are coughing again a lot after 3-4 hours, I would say the Hycodan (hydrocodone) levels are not sufficient to relieve the cough by itself. Hopefully, taking the NyQuil at that point will hopefully give you additive benefit. I would not typically take both meds together. If your cough is increasing/getting worse, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is a stronger pain medication zefron or hydrocodone?

What is a stronger pain medication zefron or hydrocodone?

Zofran (ondansetron)?: I'm assuming you mean zofran (ondansetron) which is actually an anti-nausea medicine. These pain pills can cause nausea and vomiting as a side effect. Talk about it with your doctor. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medications are the same as hydrocodone apap 650mg.?

Over the counter hyd: There are no over the counter medications that are the same as hydrocodone. ...Read more

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Can I request a specific medication, such as hydrocodone, from a doctor?

Can I request a specific medication, such as hydrocodone, from a doctor?

No: Narcotics are controlled substance and need hand written prescriptions which we are not able to provide. Anyone on narcotics needs to be followed closely by their physicians and monitored. ...Read more

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What would be the best pain medication other the hydrocodone to take for back pain.

What would be the best pain medication other the hydrocodone to take for back pain.

Back pain: In my opinion, pain medications at this early age are not the answer. Please get proper evaluation by a physician to find out any treatable cause. Most back pain can be successfully managed without drugs. I am sure you may not like this answer, but that is an honest answer. Stay fit and active. Swimming is best. Good luck... ...Read more

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What is a good medication for pain from arthritis when hydrocodone and percocet do not work?

What is a good medication for pain from arthritis when hydrocodone and percocet do not work?

Arthritis pain: You have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis? For oa-use pain patch, joint injection, pt, acupuncture ; joint replacement by orthopedist, if pain is debilitating. For ra, see rheumatologist for steroids, Methotrexate ; disease modifying agents. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can I take hydrocodone and a non-drowsy allergy medication?

Can I take hydrocodone and a non-drowsy allergy medication?

Yes: Should be ok at normal doses of hydrocodone (5-15 mg per dose, 3-4 times a day). At VERY high doses (more than 120 mg per day), there is a slight risk of heart arrhythmia along with things like ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) or psuedoephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) due to an additive effect. ...Read more

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Ideas? What medication has a normal dose of hydrocodone but a very low dose of acetaminophen?

Ideas? What medication has a normal dose of hydrocodone but a very low dose of acetaminophen?

All of them will: The fda has just required all companies making combination products to stop putting any more than 325 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen) into these products. In addition, a single-drug pill with extended release hydrocodone was approved by the fda, but is not on the market. It does not have a formulation that deters abuse, and many of us are very concerned about a product with lots of hydrocodone (possibly 30 mg). ...Read more

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Are there vitamins that can be taken to help hydrocodone withdrawal or and other kind of OTC medication?

Are there vitamins that can be taken to help hydrocodone withdrawal or and other kind of OTC medication?

Treat symptoms: Depends on how many vicodin- if mild, treat it like a mild flu - tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain, pepto bismol can help diarrhea and stomach cramping, sedating antihistamines (like benadryl) can help sleep. In more severe cases, it can make you very sick, with vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, severe muscle pains and can last for several days, milder symptoms for weeks - for these, get medical help. ...Read more

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I have severe migraines &doctor has try me on several medication &add ons but ER gave me hydrocodone for other reason had extra it help discuss w doc?

I have severe migraines &doctor has try me on several medication &add ons but ER gave me hydrocodone for other reason had extra it help discuss w doc?

Yes, please discuss: In general, opioids (and even tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin and NSAIDs) are not the preferred drugs for migraine, because they can lead to rebound headache, and ultimately, when taken often enough, can lead to chronic daily headache instead of episodic migraine. Preventive medications (beta blockers, caclium channel blockers, topirimate) and migraine-specific drugs (Zomig etc) are preferred over opiates. ...Read more

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My mother had an endoscopic examination at 1:00 this afternoon. There was nothing removed for biopsy. Is it alright for her to take her usual pain medication at this time? Hydrocodone 7.5

My mother had an endoscopic examination at 1:00 this afternoon. There was nothing removed for biopsy. Is it alright for her to take her usual pain medication at this time? Hydrocodone 7.5

Pain medication: Most endoscopies are done under IV propofol. An anesthetic that is safe and short acting. If this was used she should be able to take her pain medication. However, if other longer acting sedatives, such as Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and versed, were used you may have to be more careful, especially late in the evening. Ultimately if she has taken pain medication for a while she should be ok. Use good judgement. ...Read more

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Can pain medications such as hydrocodone/nsaids and/or multi vitamins cause foamy bubbly urine. I have it about 80% of the time.

Can pain medications such as hydrocodone/nsaids and/or multi vitamins cause foamy bubbly urine. I have it about 80% of the time.

Not that I know of: Foamy or bubbly urine is not abnormal, and depends to some extent on the force of your stream and distance to the toilet water. There is some association with higher urine protein levels and more foamy urine, so it may be worthwhile to just have a urinalysis looking for protein. If you are diabetic or hypertensive, might ask your doctor to check urine microglobulin. I wouldn't lose sleep over it. ...Read more

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When I asked dr. To compare percocet 7.75/325 to norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) his response was "they are different medications. That is not a comparison, is it?

When I asked dr. To compare percocet 7.75/325 to norco, (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) his response was "they are different medications. That is not a comparison, is it?

They are!: But I suspect you wanted more than that! Percocet is oxycodone and Acetaminophen and Norco is hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Both are narcotic pain medications but Percocet requires a written prescription and cannot be "called in" to a pharmacy, whereas Norco can be e-scribed or called in. Either can be abused. ...Read more