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Is One Year Exiraion To Long Or Hydrocodone
If hydrocodone 10/325 is taken long term say a year at about 2 pills per day will 11 days after taking the last pill be enough to pass a 10 panel test?
See below: If you took the medication on a physician's orders you will have no problem with any blood test. This is not a forum to learn how to fool a drug screen. ...Read more
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
I havetook hydrocodone everyday for five years, anywhere from one to five, today is my fifth day of NOT taking, drug test tom will I pass?
Can long term use of hydrocodone or coming off of it too quickly result in the onset of acute pancreatitis? Because of cervical injury, I was prescribed hyrocodone for pain. This was about 12 years ago. Usually took about 10 to 12 pills per day. I came
Pancreatitis: No, however I recommend you to see a pain doctor to monitor your use of pain medications. ...Read more
How long is it supposed to it take for one to develop a dependency on oxycodone and/or hydrocodone?
Been taking 10/325 hydrocodone for almost 4 years for chronic back pain. What is an appropriate titration schedule after being on it for that long?
At this stage of: Your treatment, you could continue with it if it remains effective for you utilizing not more than a total of 6 per day at intervals of 4-6 hours. If you want to stop, you can slowly taper your dose such as by reducing by one pill per week until you are off the medication minimizing any withdrawal symptoms. This should be discussed with your prescribing physician. ...Read more
I have been taking 3 norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) a day for 2 years 10/325 how long until the withdrawals are gone?
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen): Withdrawal usually lasts from 3-5 days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Been on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for 4 years 10/325, up to 8 per day. Is a one week titration schedule too fast?
My liver enzymes & alkaline phosphates are very high in liver & bones & at one time for 5 years took 60 lorcets (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) a day. What could be wrong with me?
What do you suggest if my liver enzymes & alkaline phosphates are very high in liver & bones & at one time for 5 years took 60 lorcets (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) a day. What's wrong?
Using 10mg. Hydrocodone from a car accident a year ago. On and! Is this a common side effect using / daily basis 10mg hydro?
I suffer with chronic pain, and I take hydrocodone in order to function. I want to have a baby next year, so what should I do?
Pain & Pregnancy: Chronic pain requires long term management and should include non-pharmacologic treatment as part of the plan. A switch to these methods is a wise decision. Weaning off opioid medication should only be done under medical supervision and should also be your goal before conceiving. Opioids do affect the newborn and can impact breathing and/or involve withdrawal symptoms if not properly managed. ...Read more
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
I've been on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10/325 for over a year and just had surgery to relieve the pain. Is it okay if I stop?
Wean Off Opiates: Since you've been on the pain meds for such a long time, I recommend that you slowly wean off the meds over a 2-3 week period at least. If you are taking more than 3 tablets daily it may take longer to wean off. The reason is that you are dependent on the medications and abruptly stopping will result in a withdrawal syndrome. To avoid or reduce these symptoms I would recommend the slow wean. ...Read more
Why has it been so difficult for me to get my norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) filled since the change oregon made reguarding its class and regulation last year?
DEA Hydrocodone Law: 10/6/14 was the last day that medical providers could call in any version of hydrocodone based scripts like your Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). Because scripts like yours can only be written, this has changed who will write for this type of medicine anymore. It has forced some admin changes within medical offices. Some have stopped writing for it b/c these scripts are considered to be a headache to deal with now. ...Read more
When will a doctor suggest looking into surgery for sciatia pain? Have been on prednisone and hydrocodone off and on since january of this year for sciatia pain. Painkillers and steroids are not working this time around and have been taking the prednisone
Given Your Pain: I would suggest seeing a pain/spine specialist to evaluate you further to evaluate what level and what can be done to treat you. There are interventional treatments besides medications and surgeries that might reduce or eliminate the pain altogether. If you've already done this then maybe surgery is the right option for you. ...Read more
Can norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) stop working after a year? I take it for ra/ severe back pain/sciatica but my dr won't change it I wake up stiff and in tons of pain
Yes: Everyone becomes tolerant to opiate pain medications if used chronically. We worry about this all the time, however ask your doctor to switch your medicine to another medication to see if this works. If not, ask for a pain management referral. However you should be aware that this will happen again no matter what opiate you use. Sometimes having a pain medication holiday can be helpful. ...Read more
Sufferfrom worst migraines ever about a year now. Tried diff prescrip meds none work. Curr on topomax and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen).Legs\feet going numb. Inthe worst pain ever?
Spine Pain Options: This chronic pain in the distribution as you suggested is the result of an irritated nerve or facet joints or other injury typically in the lumbar spine (low back) which are caused by herniated disks, spinal stenosis or degenerative disc disease, etc requiring further evaluation by a spine specialist and may be candidate for facet injections/radiofrequency ablation and epidural steroid injection. ...Read more
It depends: With long term exposure to the drug, a person develops a tolerance to the drug effects. This means that to get the same effect, the person must take more medication once tolerance begins. In persons with no tolerance, 2 pills might be too much. In a tolerant individual, 8 pills may not be enough. I no recommend taking more than 8 pills per day at max. ...Read more
Upper limit is four: In order to stay at the 2 grams/day of tylenol (acetaminophen) now recommended for people taking this chronically. The old recommendation of 4 grams/day would leave you at 8 tabs. The fda is requiring all companies making tylenol (acetaminophen)-containing combinations in the future to not have more than 325 mg in each pill, in which case 6 tabs a day would be safest. Zohydro-hydrocodone w/o tylenol (acetaminophen) will soon be available. ...Read more
Three to four days: Hydrocodone depends on metabolism by the liver to be broken down to hydromorphone. The cyp 450 pathway in the liver is the enzymatic pathway followed. The half life is 3 to 4 ours and it is excreted in the urine by the kidneys. It is not totally our of the body for three to four days. ...Read more
It depends on type:
Oxycodone comes in two varieties. Immediate release (ir) and controlled release (cr).
Some companies mix oxycodone (usually the ir variety) with Acetaminophen and give it names such as percocet, endocet, tylox (oxycodone and acetaminophen).
The ir is taken once per 4 -6 hours and can stay in your system for about a day but may be detected up to 72 hr later
cr is taken every 12 hours and can stay in your system 3 -4 days. ...Read more
Hydrocodone: In general, do not recommend taking medications after their expiration date. ...Read more
Unreliable potency: The primary problem of expired meds is their unreliable level of potency. It is unlikely that it would be excessively strong if in pill form, though I've seen that problem in liquids. It would be prudent to ask your pcp for an update if needed & drop the expired med by a pharmacy where they can dispose of it safely (& thru state & fed regs). ...Read more
4-6 hours: The half life of the drug is normally 3.8-6 hours, which means the effect of the drug lasts generally that long. It can be longer in people with kidney dysfunction or liver dysfunction as it is metabolized in the liver and excreted by the kidney unit the urine. There is individual variation but the effect lasts 4- 6 hours. ...Read more
Yes: It should not still be present.Get a more detailed answer ›
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