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Please help! what is the chemical difference between hydrocodone/apap 5/500 and propoxy-n/apap 100-650 (darvocet) tabs?
A pain reliever: Hydro co/apap is a common pain reliever consisting of hydrocodone (7.5milligrams) and Acetaminophen (325 mg). Hydrocodone is a prescription narcotic and Acetaminophen (apap) is an over the counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). They work in combination to relieve pain. ...Read more
Don't do it again: You took this in divided doses, i trust. This is a bit higher than the "safe dose" of no more than a gram every 4-6 hours, maximum 3 or 4 grams daily depending whose recommendation you read. You also know that 6 grams all at once can make you quite sick, and 10 grams or more at once can kill you. Do be careful and thanks for writing. ...Read more
Treat pain: but propoxyphene (or Darvon) is no longer available in the US. This product, which is chemically quite close to methadone, was felt by many authorities to be an expensive and potentially dangerous placebo, and many studies of darvon failed to show any real analgesic effect outside of the apap (tylenol) part. The n is the salt form -napsylate (instead of hydrochloride). Was taken off market in 90s ...Read more
Acetaminophen: Hi. Acetaminophen (aka Tylenol) can become toxic in doses exceeding 4 grams in a 24-hour period. 3.5 pills (even strongest Acetaminophen dose of 500 mg/pill) will not exceed the safe Acetaminophen dose. Warn her of the Acetaminophen risk. If pain is severe, her doctor can write her for a narcotic that does not contain acetaminophen. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Drug: Yes they are the sameGet a more detailed answer ›
There are many : potential options for non surgical care including modifying life style such as not smoking, staying trim &exercising regularly along with physical therapy or chiropractic, acupuncture, other medications depending on any contraindications: NSAIDs, Lyrica, Neurontin, Cymbalta, Amytriptyline , Tylenol. Sometimes an elastic back support or inversion table help. Pain management options too, ie ESI ...Read more