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Is vicodin an appropriate medication for medium-severe sciatic pain?

Is vicodin an appropriate medication for medium-severe sciatic pain?

Short-term...: Vicodin is a combination of a narcotic and acetaminophen, and can be helpful for significant acute pain. One disadvantage is the combination- there is a limit to the dose that can be given, as higher levels of Acetaminophen are toxic. In general, narcotics like vicodin are not a good idea for chronic, non-cancer pain due to problems with physical dependence and addiction. ...Read more

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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

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Will takin vicodin while on medication for a bacterial infection lesson the effects of my antibacterial medicine?

Will takin vicodin while on medication for a bacterial infection lesson the effects of my antibacterial medicine?

No drug interactions: However, only your doctor can determine is this is safe based upon your past health medical history and current medications list. ...Read more

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Is hydrocodone/ apap the same medication as vicodin?

Is hydrocodone/ apap the same medication as vicodin?

Hydrocodone/APAP: Hydrocodone/apap is a common opioid. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain. There are many brand names for it. (hycet, liquicet, lorcet, lortab, maxidone, norco, vicodin, xodol, zydone (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). ..). ...Read more

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Which medication is a step lower than vicodin?

Which medication is a step lower than vicodin?

Codeine: Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Codeine is step lower, but the real question is the reason for taking any of this type of medication.

What is the cause of the pain. Resolve the case and do not just toke pain medication. ...Read more

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What are some medications can I take to ease the symptoms of vicodin withdrawal?

Treat symptoms: Depends on how many vicodin- if mild, treat it like a mild flu - tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen for pain, pepto bismol can help diarrhea and stomach cramping, sedating antihistamines (like benadryl) can help sleep. In more severe cases, it can make you very sick, with vomiting, diarrhea, dehydration, severe muscle pains and can last for several days, milder symptoms for weeks - for these, get medical help. ...Read more

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Is there another pain medication that's as strong as vicodin but won't make me nauseated?

Is there another pain medication that's as strong as vicodin but won't make me nauseated?

No direct answer: I am sure that with as many agents on the market today for pain control, something can be found to control your particular pain without causing nausea. ...Read more

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Which pain medications work better: mepergan, percocet, vicodin?

Which is best: The one that works. There is no such thing as a best drug, the one that takes care of your pain and has the least side effects (for you) is the best. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter pain medication can I take after having a laparoscopy? Vicodin makes me feel sick so I want to take an alternative.

What over-the-counter pain medication can I take after having a laparoscopy? Vicodin makes me feel sick so I want to take an alternative.

Two Options: 1-acetaminophen (aka tylenol) 2-nsaids (ibuprofen, naprosyn, (naproxen) advil, motrin, aleve). Most people find the nsaids more beneficial--in fact, I advise my patients to take them "around-the-clock" for the first few days. Although these are "over the counter", there are restrictions to using them--make sure it's ok with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Why does oxycodone make me so sick? I'd love to know, I have tried other medications such as Vicodin and Tramadol that don't work and don't make me sick

Several causes: It depends on dose, idiosyncratic (personal) response to opioids and type of opioid used. At your age, I'm more concerned as to identifying better strategies to treat your pain than using opioids. Please consult a board certified neurologist. ...Read more

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A lot of stress BP tests rate me as extreme stress amount. Could the reading be off due to medications I take? Baclofen, vicodin and atarax (hydroxyzine)

A lot of stress BP tests rate me as extreme stress amount. Could the reading be off due to medications I take? Baclofen, vicodin and atarax (hydroxyzine)

Doubt it: None of the medications you take directly increase your blood pressure. Of course all medication are metabolized in liver and excreted in kidney so if you have medical issues with your kidneys then you have to have a discussion with your doctor who can give you specific information good luck. ...Read more

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Taking Ms Contin (morphine) for chronic pain. I'm allergic to it. Can you suggest an alternative pain medication other than oxy, perc, vicodin?

Taking Ms Contin (morphine) for chronic pain. I'm allergic to it. Can you suggest an alternative pain medication other than oxy, perc, vicodin?

Herbs: Medicinal cannabis if it is legal in your state is an alternative to narcotic pain medications. Also eating a more alkaline diet my help. Acupuncture. Deep meditation. There are various herbs but this is not my specialty. Recommend following up with a pain management specialist and/or homeopathic specialist. There are also doctors of natural medicine possibly in your area. ...Read more

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Three years post RNY gastric bypass. It seems like no medication is helping me for pain. Tylenol, flexeral, tramodol, vicodin. All tried with no relie?

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Three years post RNY gastric bypass. It seems like no medication is helping me for pain. Tylenol, flexeral, tramodol, vicodin. All tried with no relie?

Here are some...: The features of pain are not clear enough for deducing its causes. To solve the possible myth of your pain, follow instructions described in How to Handle Sickness on http://formefirst. Com/toptenmythsUTI. Html. Clinically, one has to define if the pain results from the surgical site or adhesion or indigestion. So, get to know its causes first before treatment can be given. Hence, follow suggestions ...Read more

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Can you take 5 mg of Vicodin and 25 mg of Benadryl together? I weigh 113 pounds and I'm a female. I have an ovarian cyst and I hardly ever take pain medications so I'm a little afraid and my allergies are killing me.

Nasal steroid?: Whether you can take these medications depend greatly on their adverse effects. Both Benadryl and Vicodin have sedating effect and Vicodin may cause abdominal upset for some people. However if the pain is bad, you may have little choice. If you are referring to nasal congestion, a nasal steroid will likely work better than an antihistamine. ...Read more

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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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If I'm allergic to vicodin and oxicotton, what other drugs could I be allergic to?

Allergy: It's hard to tell. Try avoiding 'codeines'. However, you should discuss this with pain specialist. ...Read more

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I take vicodin but yet my drug test showed up negative. Why would that happen. For 5 years I took 10 / 325 now I'm slowly cutting?

I take vicodin but yet my drug test showed up negative. Why would that happen. For 5 years I took 10 / 325 now I'm slowly cutting?

Depends on cut off.: An accurate drug test can measure very small concentrations of vicodin (hydrocodone and metabolites), but then there are "cutoff" levels, below which, are considered negative. A very dilute urine sample could also make the drug test negative. ...Read more

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My gf takes vicodin 3x a day they refill every 30 days she has severe pain, they drug tested her it came neg they said leave cuz she is prob sells it?

My gf takes vicodin 3x a day they refill every 30 days she has severe pain, they drug tested her it came neg they said leave cuz she is prob sells it?

False neg.?: Very strange circumstance. Urine drug screen can give false results if some other medications are taken same time, and can be invalidated if agents like detergents or antifungal agents are used. I recommend repeating the test or doing blood test. ...Read more

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Is it a problem to take vicodin with antiviral drugs?

Is it a problem to take vicodin with antiviral drugs?

Taking for what?: You should always be talking to the prescriber, and it depends on what kind of anti-viral drug. Are we talking Acyclovir or valcyclovir for herpes, or drugs for hepatitis c, or for hiv? Different anti-viral drugs have differing drug interactions. In general, hydrocodone does not have many drug interactions. If it is prescribed, talk to prescriber. If you don't have prescription, don't take it! ...Read more

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I used Vicodin about 5 times 2 months ago, will I pass a hair drug test? . My hair is about 1 and a half long. I am relatively fit.

I used Vicodin about 5 times 2 months ago, will I pass a hair drug test? . My hair is about 1 and a half long. I am relatively fit.

Too soon: It's too soon to be certain to pass. It can be up to 90 days for a hair test. Sorry. Here's info: http://www. Passyourdrugtest. Com/timetable. Htm
But, if you have a valid Rx - it's wrong for anyone to hold that against you. Obviously, you know that w/o one you should not take that stuff, right? ...Read more

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Took dot drug test. I take 1 10 mg vicodin at night for chronic hip pain prescribed. Will I pass dot test?

Took dot drug test. I take 1 10 mg vicodin at night for chronic hip pain prescribed. Will I pass dot test?

Don't know: If they are testing you because you were in an accident, they may well include opiates in the test, or if your job involves driving or the need for alertness, they may also include it. In general, they do not test for opiates for employment purposes. In any case, if you have a valid prescription and are taking that as prescribed, it should not be an issue when you eventually get to see a doctor. ...Read more

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How can I make Vicodin withdrawal easier? I want to quit this drug so bad, but I always get a horrible case of the chills. I'm NOT going to ask my doc

Addictionologist: The symptoms of Vicodin (opioid) withdrawal are pretty severe physically and emotionally. However, they are not life threatening. It is best to do it with a trained addictionologist. It has to be tapered down and certain non-addictive medications need to be used to minimize some of the withdrawal like diarrhea, craps, pain and a sleep disturbance. Good Luck! Most people quit drugs so can you! ...Read more

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I take vicodin every day for hip pain my dr did a drug screen on me today (without me knowing) and it came back neg how is that possible?

I take vicodin every day for hip pain my dr did a drug screen on me today (without me knowing) and it came back neg how is that possible?

A lot of variables: Urine drug screens depend upon alot of different variables. How often you are taking the medication. When the last dose of the medication was prior to the test. The dose of the medication. How fast your body metabolizes the medication. What type of test was used, a screening assay or a gc/ms confirmation test. What the lower limit cut of the medication the lab uses can all alter a test. ...Read more