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Is it safe to take hydrocodone pills a few months past the expiration date?

Is it safe to take hydrocodone pills a few months past the expiration date?

Not recommended: All medications should be properly discarded after their expiration date. The safety of the medication after the expiration date will be effected by the temperature at which it has been stored, its exposure to light, and its exposure to moisture. The history of these factors is sometimes not known and therefore it is best to properly discard after the expiration date. ...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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What will happen if I take hydrocodone/acetaminophon 5 that is past its expiration date?

Reduced effect: Taking expired medication may result in reduction of the intended effect of the medication. It also depends on how far past the expiration date the medication is. Most likely, the only thing that would happen is that you may feel it is not as effective at reducing your pain as it was with prior administration. ...Read more

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I have 2 prescriptions for hydrocodone, if i took 2 earlier (500 mg), is it safe to take two 325 mg pills?

Depends on the time: If you took two 500 mg tablets, then you need to wait at least 4-6 hours before taking anymore, regardless what strength the other ones are. Also, you should watch the amount of Acetaminophen (that's the 500 mg or 325 mg you're talking about) you take, as you do not want to exceed 4000 mg in a 24-hour period. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take two 7.5/325 hydrocodone, i was prescribed these and one pill isnt helping with the pain. I had all four of my wisdom teeth pulled ?

Is it safe to take two 7.5/325 hydrocodone, i was prescribed these and one pill isnt helping with the pain. I had all four of my wisdom teeth pulled ?

Post op pain: It is important to follow the directions on the bottle. Do not just take another hydrocodone. You should call the extracting dentist about your pain and the dentist will determine the best course of treatment. Even though this is the weekend you can call today. ...Read more

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I took 5ml of hydrocodone cough syrup three hours ago is it safe for me to take a Benadryl pink pill?

I took 5ml of hydrocodone cough syrup three hours ago is it safe for me to take a Benadryl pink pill?

Mostly.: There is likely some anti-histamine in the cough syrup. That and not the narcotic is probably the bigger risk. And that isn't a big risk. Furthermore, the peak effect of the hydrocodone was by 3 hrs and by now it is wearing off. But if there was anti-histamine in the cough syrup it is still there (but not at peak). These are safe with a wide range of safe doses. ...Read more

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Hello I am in severe tooth pain and found 16 year old hydrocodone apap. Have no health insurance. Safe to take two pills? They don't smell at all

Hello I am in severe tooth pain and found 16 year old hydrocodone apap. Have no health insurance. Safe to take two pills?
They don't smell at all

Seek treatment: All the pain meds in the world will not solve your dental issues, even medications that are fresh and not expired. Insurance or not, you need to see a dentist. Try Stony Brook University for less expensive care. ...Read more

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How long is hydrocodone good for after its expiration date?

Hydrocodone: In general, do not recommend taking medications after their expiration date. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hydrocodone 325mg when I have a cold will it be ok if i take hydrocodone if I am in pain even though I have a cold

You should be OK.: The cold should not affect the safety of taking the medication. However, you must be careful about taking cold medicines with the pain medication. Your pharmacist will be able to provide guidance. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hydrocodone 10/325 2 tabs and 800mg ibuprofen together?

Is it safe to take  hydrocodone 10/325 2 tabs and 800mg ibuprofen together?

Probably: That is a lot of strong pain medicine . it really should be used for a short time , best for a week to less than 12 weeks. for acute pain. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hydrocodone to reduce the pain and tenderness of mono?

Is it safe to take hydrocodone to reduce the pain and tenderness of mono?

Yes: Yes it will. However, take sparingly as most hydrocodone preparations are combined with Acetaminophen which can "stress" the liver. Liver inflammation is present in mononucleosis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hydrocodone while pregnant?

Is it safe to take hydrocodone while pregnant?

Up to Your OB: and you. There is a risk to your baby, but to determine if that risk is small or large should be based on your discussion with OB. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hydrocodone after a dental surgery when pregnant?

Check with your OB: There is a varying degree of opinions among ob-gyn docs regarding medications their patients are allowed to take following any type of surgery, including dental. You should direct the question to your ob-gyn for an answer regarding the hydrocodone, as well as any other other precautions your dentist should observe in your treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hydrocodone and hydroxyzine HCl together medically? What would be effective dosages for treating severe pain and anxiety? Thanks.

Is it safe to take hydrocodone and hydroxyzine HCl together medically? What would be effective dosages for treating severe pain and anxiety? Thanks.

Pain and Anxiety : Why are you taking these medications ? What is the nature of your pain ? We some times use Hydrocodone and hydroxy zone to make the Hydrocodone more effective . The dose of Hydrocodone depends on your size and severity of your pain . This is best left to the prescribing doctor who knows the nature of your pain . Hydroxyzine is not really a good drug for anxiety because of its sedation side effect ...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