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Long Term Effects Of Hydrocodone
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 was wondering what are the long term-effects of taking hydrocodone (lorcet) + acetaminophen daily?
It depends: Lorcet 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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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, 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
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
It's the tylenol: Hydrocodone is usually dispensed in pills that also include tylenol (or acetaminophen). It's the tylenol component that is damaging to the liver. An otherwise healthy person should consume less than 3, 000-4, 000 milligrams of tylenol in a given 24 hour period. If you have liver disease, you should avoid tylenol products. Oxycodone is a comparable narcotic that is available without tylenol. ...Read more
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