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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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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 (Norco/Vicodin) while you are exclusively breastfeeding?

Maybe: You must realize that what ever the mother ingests there is some passing to the breastmilk. They would certainly be a small amount of opioid medication passed on to the baby. In general this is safe however over long periods of time it would be possible for the child to perhaps be somewhat opioid tolerant and therefore there's always the possibility of opioid withdrawal. I would ask your obstetrician their opinion. ...Read more

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