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Help, I can't sleep after taking hydrocodone?

Help, I can't sleep after taking hydrocodone?

Effects Vary: Narcotics have a different effect for different people. Some people will get sleepy from the medication, others get hyper. It sounds like this may not be the best medication for you to be on. Talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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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 had rotator cuff surgery about 2 weeks ago.I was given hydrocodone/acetaminophen 7.5-325 for pain but i havent been sleeping well.so is it safe to t?

I had rotator cuff surgery about 2 weeks ago.I was given hydrocodone/acetaminophen 7.5-325 for pain but i havent been sleeping well.so is it safe to t?

Yes. Many times --: -narcotics will cause this. Pick up a book & read, U will get over this side effect & B able 2 sleep. If not switch 2 a different med. Consult Ur surgeon. ...Read more

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I took half of a 5-325 norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) on Friday night to sleep. Will the 2.5 mg be out of my system by Sunday afternoon?

I took half of a 5-325 norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) on Friday night to sleep. Will the 2.5 mg be out of my system by Sunday afternoon?

Wrong forum: Asking a physician to help you beat a drug testing process is extremely inappropriate. You are asking us to break the very core of our ethical boundaries. Not one of us interested in assisting you stay in the disease of addiction. We are very happy to help you find a solution to getting and staying clean. ...Read more

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What to do if I have difficulty sleeping on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

What to do if I have difficulty sleeping on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Change meds: Some pain medications may cause a slight excitement - making it difficult to sleep. See your doc about switching meds. ...Read more

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My right side is hurting where my gallbladder used to be. the er dr gave me norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5mg sharp pains. should i take before pain gets severe. cant sleep.

My right side is hurting where my gallbladder used to be. the er dr gave me norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5mg sharp pains. should i take before pain gets severe. cant sleep.

Chlecystectomy AND p: When was the cholecystectomy performed? days, months, was it done using endoscopic techniques? If is one month ago by now should not hurt. Is the pain deep inside or towards the muscle?. In any way you will require a CT and rule out a residual hernia, or a common hepatic duct stenosis. You should have a CMP, look at the total bilirubin and alkaline phosphatese. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hydrocodone-acetaminophen for a sore throat from mono? The sore throat makes it near impossible to eat and sleep.

Is it safe to take hydrocodone-acetaminophen for a sore throat from mono? The sore throat makes it near impossible to eat and sleep.

? Won't help: Steroids would better suit this condition and help the soreness, ask your doctor about it, meanwhile, use salt water gargles and non-steroidal pain killers as ibuprofen OTC, read the labels carefully, wish you a speedy recovery ...Read more

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I take Ativan 2 mg to help me sleep. Have been experiencing severe back pain and would like to take 10 mg of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). Is it safe to take together?

I take Ativan 2 mg to help me sleep. Have been experiencing severe back pain and would like to take 10 mg of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen).  Is it safe to take together?

Not safe.: Using Lorazepam that is ativan together with Hydrocodone that is norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. You should tell your doctor about all other medications you use and get approval of your doctor. ...Read more

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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more