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Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
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Vicodin Detox (Overview)

Vicodin is a pain medication that combines acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Detoxification in this context can either refer to relieving withdrawal symptoms in individuals dependent on Vicodin or to correcting an overdose of the medication.


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What are some tips to going through vicodin detox?

What are some tips to going through vicodin detox?

Suboxone: Suboxone works well with therapy. A physician must have a special dea license to prescribe suboxone. I have this license. My office number is (239) 498-5760. You must be off of vicodin for 18-20 hours before beginning this treatment program. ...Read more

Dr. Carlos Satulovsky
9 doctors shared insights

Vicodin Detox (Overview)

Vicodin is a pain medication that combines acetaminophen and hydrocodone. Detoxification in this context can either refer to relieving withdrawal symptoms in individuals dependent on Vicodin or to correcting an overdose of the medication.


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How long does it take to detox from vicodin?

Depends: Each person is different. Depending on the treatment, it can be weeks to months. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to detox from vicodin at home without withdrawls?

Seek medical help: There are symptomatic meds that can help.
If this is a long term problem, see a certified, experienced buprenorphine(suboxone) provider. ...Read more

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Hernia surgery under general anesthesia schd in 10 days. Heavy drinker and rec. Drug user. Have used Coke, crystal, Vicodin in last 20 days. Is a 10-day detox likely sufficient to mitigate risk assuming no other health factors. Can't disclose to Dr.

Hernia surgery under general anesthesia schd in 10 days. Heavy drinker and rec. Drug user. Have used Coke, crystal, Vicodin in last 20 days. Is a 10-day detox likely sufficient to mitigate risk assuming no other health factors. Can't disclose to Dr.

Ideally 2 weeks : Ideally you should be clean 2 weeks before general anesthesia The risk is you have a cardiac arrhythmia and die on the table. It is never a good idea to hide your drug use from your physicians because the drugs in your system interfere with the drugs and treatments he/she provides. They may drug test you before the surgery and if positive cancel the surgery. But it's better than dying ...Read more

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What can you do to detox off of vicidon?

What can you do to detox off of vicidon?

Seek medical support: Your doctor or specialist maybe able to help, other medication can be of assistance, what's important to also know is are your addicted to it or have you been on it a while and just physically dependent on it? The treatment would depend on this. Regardless it is a much more managable task when you seek professional help and support. ...Read more

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Iam on three dtugs which one is the easest to detox first gababintin benzos norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Iam on three dtugs which one is the easest to detox first gababintin benzos norcos (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Mind over Matter: First of all if you are not abusing the medicines; you are not addicted to them. If you are taking them for certain medical problems, see which one is helping you the least and causing more side effects and Tapper it off first under MEDICAL SUPERVISION and than go to the next one if medically appropriate. ...Read more

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What's the best way to detox and get off of drugs? I've wended inpatient 2 times and been sent ers to hospitals atleast 11 times and I almost took over my life. I was on soma, xanax, vicoden, adderall. I went in a coma and my parent called 911, I woke up the

What's the best way to detox and get off of drugs? I've wended inpatient 2 times and been sent ers to hospitals atleast 11 times and I almost took over my life. I was on soma, xanax, vicoden, adderall. I went in a coma and my parent called 911, I woke up the

Detox?: Detox is only the first step, and it seems you've already been through this at least twice. You seem to have some very persistent addictions, and may or may not be staying involved with outpatient recovery programs after discharge. This is the hardest part -- but also the most ongoing thing that will save your life. The big question is: are you willing to stop using? If so, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the max vicodin dosage?

What is the max vicodin dosage?

Why?: Why do you need the max vicodin dosage? Why do you need any vicodin.

Find a doctor that can find out your problem rather that throw more pain med after a symptom without correcting the underlying problem./. ...Read more

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Hw much vicodin is safe to take?

The amount that: Your doctor prescribes. The FDA now has ordered that medication combinations containing acetaminophen not have more than 325 mg per tablet. Generally, one to two tablets three to four times a day is safe for a limited time. Using for longer periods of time or in higher doses can be dangerous and lead to physical dependency, addiction and other problems, including liver problems from the tylenol. ...Read more

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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

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What can I expect it to be like to take vicodin?

Take how much and: For what purpose? If it is prescribed for pain, and you take it as prescribed, all you should feel is a reduction in pain. Some people get nausea and even vomiting with opiates, many get constipation, but generally normal doses for self-limited pain (ankle strain etc.) people don't experience anything outside of pain relief. If you take too much, you can experience resp. Depression and even death. ...Read more

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If vicodin makes me sick, what choices do I have?

Vicodin: Don't take, 30 years old in general should not have problems requiring chronic need for pain killers. ...Read more

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What is the maximum daily dose of vicodin 5/325mg?

Dr Advice: The doctor wrote your prescription for you personally. I would not exceed his recommendations on the rx. If you do not feel it is relieving you pain, then discuss this with him. Do not self adjust. ...Read more

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Vicodin side effects?

Multiple: There are many possible side effects including itching, sleepiness, constipation, dizziness, confusion and urinary retention. ...Read more

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Symptoms of vicodin abuse?

Addiction: Addiction alters one's ability to think clearly, make good choices and use sound judgement. It affects lives negatively usually in the form of time spent obsessing over obtaining the drug, and using the drug. As a result, relationships start suffering due to lack of nurturing and the person may even start missing work. The addict can no longer feel normal without the substance they are abusing. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of vicodin?

Constipation, & more: More serious side effects are tolerance, dependence, and overdose causing respiratory depression (alone, or with other depressants like muscle relaxants, or alcohol). The expected constipation is commonly offset by use of stool softeners. ...Read more

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Could vicodin be making my cheeks bumpy and red?

Yes it is possible: Almost any medication can cause a rash. The details of the bumps (ie type of redness,? Blisters) whether it is itchy, how long after taking the vicodin it appeared etc help determine the diagnosis. It is best to stop the medication and talk to the dr who prescribed the vicodin. ...Read more

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How long is the withdrawl afte stopping vicodin?

Shouln't be long: Shouldn't be long. Unless you take a lot. ...Read more

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I have a vicodin abuse problem, what is going on?

Addiction: A good deal is going on. A very small percentage of people have a genetic propensity to get addicted. Whether that is your case or not your brain has been altered to crave the drug. Then you have emotional changes and attachments to those feelings. It is always needed to treat the physical and the mental aspects. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to have one vicodin and 4 beers?

Vicodin and beer: I'm sorry to say that we know so little about you it's impossible to say how you would react. In general doctors are not in the position to comment on the mixture of social and or illegal drugs. That would mean whether they are illegally or even legally obtained or used. Our job is to comment on the therapeutic use of drugs. Both vicodin and beer are legal you might ask the prescribing physician. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the medical uses for vicodin and is there a physical dependency on it?

I was wondering what are the medical uses for vicodin and is there a physical dependency on it?

Pain Relief: Vicodin is used for pain relief only. If used for a chronic period, usually greater than 2-3 months on a regular basis you will develop a physical dependency on that medication. This means if you discontinue this medication, it will result in a withdrawal syndrome that last for up to 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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If someone took 5 5/325 vicodins and about 10 ritalin, (methylphenidate) what would happen to this goofy person?

If someone took 5 5/325 vicodins and about 10 ritalin, (methylphenidate) what would happen to this goofy person?

Potential Overdose: It takes between 1-4 grams of acetaminophen to overdose. The maximum daily dose for Ritalin (methylphenidate) in adults is 60 mg/day. An overdose of these medications could be fatal. See your PCP for help. ...Read more

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Vicodin itchy side effect?

Itching can occur.: Vicodin is a combination of hydrocodone (an opioid analgesic) and Acetaminophen (tylenol), all opioids can cause itching. It is a side effect and not necessarily associated with an allergic reaction. Since everyone reacts slightly differently to drugs, another opioid analgesic might produce less itching. ...Read more

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Can you take vicodin and subutex?

I would not: I wound not take Vicodin and Subutex together. Subutex is designed to help get off of an addiction ot opiates and Vicodin is an opiate. ...Read more

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How much hydrocodone is in Vicodin?

How much hydrocodone is in Vicodin?

Hydrocodone in Vic: Three strengths: 5mg, 7.5mg, and 10mg
These are bundled with 325mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) ...Read more

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Is hydrocodone the same as vicodin?

Is hydrocodone the same as vicodin?

See below: Hydrocodone/acetaminophen is prescribed for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain. Those are the ingredients in vocodin ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

Hydrocodone|acetaminophen is a narcotic combination for pain which is a ...Read more