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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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