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Are there long term-effects from taking hydrocodone (lorcet) + acetaminophen?

Are there long term-effects from taking hydrocodone (lorcet) + acetaminophen?

Long-term effects: Long-term utilization of opioids (narcotics) could possibly lead to the development of tolerance and also carries the risk of addiction. As such, prolonged use should only be utilized under the close supervision of your physician or specialized pain practitioner. Long-term, higher doses of Acetaminophen (4gms/day) risk potential hepatic (liver) damage. ...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 are the long term-effects of taking hydrocodone (lorcet) + acetaminophen daily?

What are the  long term-effects of taking hydrocodone (lorcet) + acetaminophen daily?

Poisoning: Excess Acetaminophen can kill your liver and the Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) can get you addicted and lose its effectiveness making you take a worthless medication. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the long term-effects of taking hydrocodone (lorcet) + acetaminophen daily?

I was wondering what are the long term-effects of taking hydrocodone (lorcet) + acetaminophen daily?

It depends: Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) contains acetaminophen. I would discuss with the doctor who gave you the medicine about your daily total dose of Acetaminophen and your liver function. I would also tell you, there is not a reason for you to take Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) long term. It is a short acting medicine used for a short time. Problems that aren't going away anytime soon, need a long acting medicine, not a short acting one. ...Read more

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Can you please lay out the long term negative effects of hydrocodone?

Can you please lay out the  long term negative effects of hydrocodone?

Many: Loss of bone density, hormonal changes such as fatigue, loss of libido, immune suppression, dependence, possibility of addiction to name a few of the more common ones, list is extensive, need routine monitoring, can be safe if used as directed and in the course of a multi-modal program which emphasizes restoration of function and not just pain control. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about hydrocodone dependence and long term use?

Can you tell me about hydrocodone dependence and long term use?

Too broad a ?: Hydrocodone, found in Vicodin and other meds, will produce the same kind of dependency as any opioid. However, since it is combined with tylenol, (acetaminophen) the usual maximal dose is about 8 pills a day, which results in a relatively moderate physical dependency. It does need to be tapered after long-term use, because sudden cessation will produce opioid withdrawal symptoms. Side effects- edema,constipation ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can hydrocodone produce an allergic reaction after long term use?

Can hydrocodone produce an allergic reaction after long term use?

Hydrocodone: It can at anytime cause an allergic reaction as it destabilizes the mast cells and causes hives and rashes and itching. It holds true of all opoid drugs. ...Read more

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Is long term use of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) safe?

Is long term use of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) safe?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) safety: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is essentially hydrocodone with Acetaminophen (tylenol). Yes, it is safe for long-term use, but the adverse aspect of this is narcotic tolerance, and a need for higher doses. So the safest thing to do is to use this medication for the shortest duration tolerable. ...Read more

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