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What amount vicodin should I take?

What amount vicodin should I take?

What does it say: on your prescription? And, if you DON'T have a prescription, then the proper amount would be none. The therapeutic dose of hydrocodone is between 5 and 15 mg, usually combined with 325 mg of Acetaminophen (tylenol) in each tablet. A typical tablet contains 7.5 mg of hydrocodone, and 1-2 is the usual dose, depending on severity of pain and the level of tolerance of the individual. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

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What to do if I did about 3 vicodins this past friday,and I fo see my dr monday,and I know I will be drug tested, will they?

Yes: hydrocodone persists in urine for 2-4 days, and the odds are good that you will test positive. I would suggest that you think more about the fact that you are using drugs, which I presume are unprescribed, even when you know you are subject to testing. This indicates a very likely drug problem, which you should be worrying about a lot more than getting caught at it. ...Read more

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Would my dr continue to prescribe vicodin for back pain if so bad for me?

Depends: Vicodin is a poor drug for back pain management and should ideally be replaced with a better drug or strategy. You should try consulting a pain management center for the right guidance. ...Read more

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Prescribed vicodin es(7.5/500) and vicodin (10/325), can I take them together?

NO!: I doubt one physician prescribed both to you. They are the same medication in different strengths. Do not take them together as you may overdose. ...Read more

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As someone who regularly uses vicodin for back pain, will tramadol have the same effect?

Maybe : You would know only once you try it. I have used tramadol with much better success compared to vicodin, so i think it is a good move. ...Read more

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I take vicodin 7.5 for two years. They are not helping like they used to. Would skipping a day every now and then help with their effectiveness?

Not for long term: Vicodin, because it is short acting and has Tylenol (acetaminophen) in it, is not for regular or long term use. It is not in any way appropriate pain management for chronic pain. Perhaps it is time for getting clean and getting your true health condition off of it evaluated. ...Read more

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What is more effective: vicodin with a higher or lower amount of acetaminophen?

What is more effective: vicodin with a higher or lower amount of acetaminophen?

Higher: All things being equal, the higher amount of Acetaminophen will be more effect. It is safe as long as the patient does not have liver disease. ...Read more

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Does avinza (morphine) work better than vicodin does?

Maybe....: Though they are both narcotic pain medications, Avinza (morphine) is thought to be "better" than vicodin generally because it lasts all day vs vicodin, which will only last for 2 -6 hours. ...Read more

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My Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) decreases effectiveness of vicodin been on both for awhile vicodin works when i don't take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but i need both. What should I do?

My Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) decreases effectiveness of vicodin been on both for awhile vicodin works when i don't take Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) but i need both. What should I do?

See below: I have no concern about overdose. But is interesting that the opioids work less on adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine). It makes one wonder exactly weekday kind of relief you are trying to get from the opioid. I suspect it is more than simply relief of pain. ...Read more

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How long does it take to kick a vicodin addiction?

How long does it take to kick a vicodin addiction?

One day at a time: Withdrawal from vicodin may take days to weeks or months depending on whether a detoxification protocol is used. Recovery from addiction is a life long process. ...Read more

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