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Is it safe to drive after taking medicine that contains hydrocodone?

Is it safe to drive after taking medicine that contains hydrocodone?

No: I tell my patients to "not drive or operate heavy machinery" after taking any sedating medications. Many people have gotten duis with no alcohol in the system if they are visibly impaired from even prescribed 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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Alredy taking hydrocodone/acetametaphin. Have fever almost 2 days. Safe to take tylonal that contains acetametaphin also?

Alredy taking hydrocodone/acetametaphin. Have fever almost 2 days. Safe to take tylonal that contains acetametaphin also?

No need: If a patient is taking an analgesic combination that contains Acetaminophen and an opioid (hydrocodone + acetaminophe n= vicodin), the amount of daily Acetaminophen taken can be a more critical factor than the amount of opioid. You can take these medications safely by carefully reading the directions and by understanding what drugs are in the products you take. Get some antipyretic otc. Be well. ...Read more

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Allergic to sulfa drugs and amoxicillin.. Is it safe for me to take hydrocodone, what to do?

Allergic to sulfa drugs and amoxicillin.. Is it safe for me to take hydrocodone, what to do?

They are unrelated .: So hydrocodone should not cross react with sulfa or penicillin allergies. However, hydrocodone is safe only if you take as little as possible, only when absolutely necessary, and only when not going to drive. ...Read more

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Is long-term oxycodone (opana) use safer than long-term vicodin or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) use, since the former contains no acetaminophen which harms the liver?

Is long-term oxycodone (opana) use safer than long-term vicodin or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) use, since the former contains no acetaminophen which harms the liver?

Possibly: Most medications are processed through your liver. Normally, a healthy liver will easily process and eliminate acetaminophen. However, if the liver is abnormal or exposed to excess amounts of acetaminophen, then severe harm could result. Remember that all opioids (opana, vicodin, etc) must be taken carefully under your physician's guidance. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and soma? What are the interactions between these two drugs. I got prescription from dentist for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and use Soma for my back. Safe?

Is it safe to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and soma? What are the interactions between these two drugs. I got prescription from dentist for norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and use Soma for my back. Safe?

Not necessarily: Soma is a very poor muscle relaxant meant for short term use only. It's metabolites are barbiturates , which cause sedation as well as withdrawal. Combine the sedative effects from Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) with the Soma and it may cause increased sedation which could have serious side effects. You should alert you pcp that you are taking these two drugs prescribed by two different providers. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take a hydrocodone after taking methocarbamol?

Is it safe to take a hydrocodone after taking methocarbamol?

Generally yes: These medications take together can potentiate side effects. Sedation would be the most common side effect when taking these together. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have sex while also taking large amounts of hydrocodone?

It is safe: It is safe to have sex while taking large amounts of hydrocodone although narcotics have been shown to cause decreased libido and erectile dysfunction. Opioids such as hydrocodone when used chronically have been shown to alter sex hormone levels in men such as decrease testosterone which requires supplementation. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to eat grapefruits while i'm taking sertraline and hydrocodone?

Is it safe for me to eat grapefruits while i'm taking sertraline and hydrocodone?

No: Grapefruit and grapefruit juice may decrease your body's processing of sertraline and hydrocodone. This means their levels could build up in your body and intensify side effects. Do not combine these medications with grapefruit. Other citrus fruits appear to be safe, though. http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=14760. ...Read more

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Do you think it could be safe to take recently expired hydrocodone syrup?

Probably: The expiration date means that you still have 95% potency. But the decay curve after that is unpredictable. A few days probably doesn't matte;, a few months and i say no go. ...Read more

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On hydrocodone 5/500 for 7 years before asking for dose increase. Is hydrocodone 5/325 a weaker medicine?

Theorectically: The problem is the 500/325 refers to the pill's content of acetaminophen which has increasingly been associated with liver damage. A stronger dosage would still potentially decrease the acetaminophen but increase the hydrocodone to 7.5 or 10 mg. ...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