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Vicodin And Diabetes
Lower right side back pain. Hard to move. Very painful 3 days now. Been using ive flexerill n vicodin no help. Pain does not radiate down?
SEE YOUR DOCTOR: Your medications indicate that you have very many complex medical conditions - hypertension, diabetes, probable rheumatoid arthritis, depression and severe coronary disease. Your pain needs to be evaluated by your physician in the context of all your other problems. I understand you want relief, but it is ultimately more important to find a cause and treat it directly, and not mask the symptoms. ...Read more
Presistent increased frequency of emptying bladder, urinating, as a symptom of a disease state. 2 types: Mellitus (high blood glucose) & Insipidus (inadequate anti-diuretic hormone). In Diabetes mellitus, the far more common, glucose concentrations are ↑ed due to combination of 8 organ system changes referred to as the "ominous octet" & aggravated by intake of sugars (simple & complex ...Read more
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
Several hours: The half life of the drug is around 4 hours. This is the time it takes most peoples body to eliminate half of the drug. Four half lives are required for a drug to not be effective in someone system. For most people, therefore, 16 hours is about the time it would be in your system. It might show up in the urine for longer than this, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acetaminophen: The answer is really based on the amount of Acetaminophen in the vicodin. The first number 5, 7.5&10 is the hydrocodone in mg's. The second number is the Acetaminophen (apap or tylenol) 300, 325, 500 or 750 mg. So, the answer is not more than 3000 mg of the Acetaminophen per day. The prescription written by your doctor should have a quantity limit, but may nor. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Acetaminophen is: the determining factor, most of the time.Each Vicodin pill has either 325 or 500 mg of acetaminaphen.More than 4 g per day may cause acute liver failure & death.On the other hand, if your system is not used to the hydrocodone component, starting w/ too much Vicodin can cause problems like somnolence, seizures, respiratory depression & death.Follow dr's prescription & NO MORE. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My little sister just admitted 2 me that she takes 15-500mg vicodin@a time! she gets a script for 160 of them monthly.I'm scared for her what do I do?
It depends: Addiction is a disease characterized by craving, thinking about med all the time, overusing (taking more than prescribed) and results in harm to the person (dui, loss of job, family, etc). Risk of addiction is based on genetic and environmental factors. Some people get addicted easily, some never do. Lortab is one of the most abused drugs on the market but most people don't develop an addiction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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