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Long term tramadol use?

Long term tramadol use?

Tramadol: Any medication used long term is not a good idea especially if its used for pain. There are issues of tolerance and possible dependence with tramadol when used long term. I would strongly caution against use long term. ...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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Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?

Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?

Deadly serious: Death from overdose (intentional or unintentional). Infection from sharing needles. Legal consequences and potential violence. Mutual support helps. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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How serious long term is opiate abuse?

How serious long term is  opiate abuse?

Serious as Death: Its extremely serious. Prescription narcotic abuse kills more people that heroin/cocaine abuse. Narcotics are meant to be short term use. Are there some rare exceptions? Of course. Patients with metastatic cancer or burn patients are examples. But even there, it requires an expert touch to avoid doing more harm than good. ...Read more

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How long is withdrawl off long term use of benzopines?

How long is withdrawl off long term use of benzopines?

Benzodiazepines?: Maybe you meant to type "benzodiazepines" rather than "benzopines"? If so, the answer depends on which specific medication you mean. Different ones have different half-lives -- some quite long, and others much shorter. If you wonder about a specific medication, please ask again and we'll try to respond helpfully. ...Read more

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How long does tylenol (acetaminophen) effects last?

How long does tylenol (acetaminophen) effects last?

Standard dose 4-6 hr: Not to be taken more than 4-5 daily, and less if a liver problem ...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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Long term effects of ecstasy abuse?

Long term effects of ecstasy abuse?

See below: Depression, emotinal instability, stroke and intellectual impairment. ...Read more

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What are short term and long term side effects of advil (ibuprofen)?

What are short term and long term side effects of advil (ibuprofen)?

NSAID side effects.: Nsaids like Ibuprofen have some unfortunate side effects that make them a poor choice for many people in pain and most people with pain after sports activities. They cause injury to stomach, kidneys, prevent your body from rebuilding cartilage in your joints from every day wear and tear, and stop your body from healing an acute injury like a tendon injury or an ankle sprain. ...Read more

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Is cyclobenzaprine safe for long term use?

Is cyclobenzaprine safe for long term use?

No. : Muscle relaxer should not prolonged use. If may induce you feel general weakness, fatigue and depress. Usually, this kind medication should not use more than 1 week, i believe. ...Read more

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Does visine have long term consequences?

Does visine have long term consequences?

Yes: Visine temporarily blanches the blood vessels on the white of the eye by constricting them. The effect lasts about 15-30 minutes at first, but with prolonged use it wears off faster. People then have to use the drops more frequently. Overuse can irritate the eye, does not treat the actual cause of the redness, and if too much of the chemical is absorbed into the body it may raise blood pressure. ...Read more

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Will long term opiate use weaken bones?

Will long term opiate use weaken bones?

Yes It Can: The natural production of hormones like testosterone is suppressed when someone is taking chemicals like morphine on a routinely resulting in hypogonadism which can weaken the bones. Also chronic opioid use can weaken the bones is by directly interfering with bone production. The cells that make bone, the osteoblasts, do not work very well when someone is using opioids routinely. ...Read more

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Will methylphenidate cause long term problems?

Will methylphenidate cause long term problems?

Ritalin (methylphenidate): It can cause heart, liver and lung problems if used over a long term.It can also cause weight loss as well as nausea. ...Read more

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Does long term methadone use affect your liver?

Does long term methadone use affect your liver?

Probably not: Liver dysfunction is not listed as a serious or less serious effect of Methadone use. One should always be careful with long term use of medications and have routine follow up and lab studies. Many medications used with Methadone certainly could cause liver dysfunction. Methadone is a very serious medication. Take its use and follow up very seriously. ...Read more

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Long term insomnia solutions?

Long term insomnia solutions?

Sleep hygiene: Sleep hygiene, less stress, exercise, not eating heavily at night, not using substances of abus..Tapering off anti-anxiety agents (mostly the benzodiazepines) that could cause gaba receptors to be activated in the daytime.. ...Read more

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How long will oxycontin withdrawal last?

How long will oxycontin withdrawal last?

Days: Depending on the route of use, withdrawal could start anywhere between 8 to 24 hours after last use, usually peaking 48-72 hours then subsiding, however even weeks after some symptoms remain, poor sleep, poor appetite, low energy and mood and if addicted strong cravings. If addicted to it relapse remains very high even after the acute detox process. Seek a professionls help. Meds are available. ...Read more

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Long term effects of curcumin?

Long term effects of curcumin?

Years of use: Turmeric has been used traditionally for a very long time as a food coloring and spice, and for a number of disorders, it us used medicinally and preventatively in some cultures. Long term: possible indigestion, nausea, diarrhea, may cause liver problems, might cause ulcers if you take too much. It can also increase bleeding, so don't use before surgery. It may interact with a number of meds. ...Read more

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How long does methadone withdrawal last?

How long does methadone withdrawal last?

See below: Methadone withdrawal may not peak for 7-10 days and may last for several weeks. In general, at pharmacologically equivalent dosages, studies have shown Methadone to produce a withdrawal syndrome that is less intense but longer lasting than that of heroin. However most people who have experienced both tend to rate the Methadone withdrawal as more severe. ...Read more

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How long does opiate withdrawl last?

How long does opiate withdrawl last?

1-2 weeks: generally speaking. Can be longer if you are weaning off slowly. ...Read more

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For how long does hydrocodone/acetaminophen last?

For how long does hydrocodone/acetaminophen last?

Last??: For pain, the useful period is generally 3-4 hours. If you mean how long does it stay in the body, it is rapidly metabolized and is only in the bloodstream in that form for a couple hours, is metabolized to Codeine and morphine, and those metabolites can last a day or two and be detected in urine, but they are not producing much activity, same with the tylenol (acetaminophen) in it. ...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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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

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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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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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Is long-term oxycodone (opana) use safer than long-term vicodin or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) use, since the former contains no acetaminophen which harms the liver?

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Is long-term oxycodone (opana) use safer than long-term vicodin or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) use, since the former contains no acetaminophen which harms the liver?

Possibly: Most medications are processed through your liver. Normally, a healthy liver will easily process and eliminate acetaminophen. However, if the liver is abnormal or exposed to excess amounts of acetaminophen, then severe harm could result. Remember that all opioids (opana, vicodin, etc) must be taken carefully under your physician's guidance. ...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 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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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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How long does hydrocodone stay in your body?

How long does hydrocodone stay in your body?

Why ask?: Are you trying to hide the illegal use of hydrocodone? With updated technology a urine drug screen can detect hydrocodone or its metabolites for many days. ...Read more

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How long does hydrocodone stay in your system?

varies: Typically metabolites of hydrocodone are present in urine from 3-7 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take for hydrocodone to leave your body?

How long does it take for hydrocodone to leave your body?

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

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How long could hydrocodone take to get out of your system ?

How long could hydrocodone take to get out of your system ?

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

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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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Please explain how long does hydrocodone stay in your system?

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