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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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Can you take hydrocodone with naproxen?

Can you take hydrocodone with naproxen?

Yes, BUT: You should discuss with your dr. to assure continuity of care. The NSAID naprosyn (naproxen) can be used as directed for pain, and hydrocodone, which is a narcotic and has addicting potential, should only be used as needed for breakthrough pain and needs to be followed closely by your treating dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does hydrocodone and naproxen do if mixed?

More pain relief: This is a good combination to try and limit opiate use as long as you have no contraindications to nsaids. ...Read more

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Could you take hydrocodone 5/500 with naprosyn (naproxen)?

Could you take hydrocodone 5/500 with naprosyn (naproxen)?

Opiate and NSAID: Yes. Most of the inflammatory pain syndromes would be treated with hydrocodone as well as NSAID such as ibuprofen or naprosyn (naproxen). However, plesae remember that these medications when taken long term can cause damage to the liver, kidneys and even the heart. For short term they are fine if you dont already have any other medical problems. ...Read more

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Can you take anaprox (naproxen) and hydrocodone tiogetjer?

Can you take anaprox (naproxen) and hydrocodone tiogetjer?

Hydrocodone NSAIDS: It is generally considered to be safe to take hydrocodone with nsaids. In fact if the nsaids can help you take less hydrocodone then it would be safer, provided that you don't have a contraindication to nsaids such as ulcers, bleeding disorders, or renal impairment. However, only take hydrocodone as prescribed by your physician and in the manner in which your physician has asked you to take it. ...Read more

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Can I take a hydrocodone 500mg and naproxen 500mg together?

Can I take a hydrocodone 500mg and naproxen 500mg together?

Why bleeding?: Hydrocodone is an opioid analgesic that ordinarily would be safe to use with a NSAID such as naproxen but I see in your history mention of "bleeding". Although rare, NSAID's might increase the propensity for "bleeding" depending on why you are "bleeding" and where you are "bleeding" from. To be on the safe side you should chat with your MD about whether or not using an NSAID would be safe for you! ...Read more

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Can naproxen sodium be taken with hydrocodone?

Yes: Naproxen or naprosyn (naproxen) is classified as a non steroidal anti inflammatory. It is non narcotic. It may be taken with narcotics, which hydrocodone is. ...Read more

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How should you compare naproxen to hydrocodone for pain relief?

Different: Naproxen is a non steroidal anti inflammatory and analgesic medication. Hydrocodone is a narcotic analgesic with no anti inflammatory qualities. ...Read more

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Will Naproxen slow down someone from having an orgasm like hydrocodone does?

Naproxen: There is no data on this but anything is possible with such a complicated body process. If you observe a difference then perhaps it's true for you. There is certainly no widespread effect that the medical community is aware of and millions of people take this medication. ...Read more

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I took 1 aleve (naproxen) at 5 am and another  at 7 am and am still in pain. Is it safe to take a hydrocodone with what I have already taken?

I took 1 aleve (naproxen) at 5 am and another  at 7 am and am still in pain. Is it safe to take a hydrocodone with what I have already taken?

Yes: Yes it is but I would caution against relying on narcotics for pain control especially at age 36. Determine the cause of the pain first. See a rheumatologist. ...Read more

Naproxen (Definition)

Naproxen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug. It inhibits cyclooxygenase thus reducing ...Read more


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