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Can I have moderate amounts of alcohol if I take a low dosage of vicodin before sleeping at night (to alleviate tooth pain)?

Can I have moderate amounts of alcohol if I take a low dosage of vicodin before sleeping at night (to alleviate tooth pain)?

Not good idea: Don't drink and drive. Don't drink and take drugs. Don't drink and operate machinery.
It's just not safe as the alcohol and the pain killer alter the combined effect on your body. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I cant sleep at all. Can I take vicodin to help me sleep?

I cant sleep at all. Can I take vicodin to help me sleep?

No. Don't take: Narcotics for sleep. Have you considered Melatonin, Valerian (Valeriana officinalis), California poppy
Eschscholzia californica), Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa), Lemon Balm ( (Melissa officinalis)), passion flower (Passiflora incarnata), Chamomile (Anthemis nobilis), Hops (Humulus lupulus), Lavender (Lavandula officinalis), St. John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum) & are herbs which can aid with sleep ...Read more

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Can I take simply sleep with vicodin?

Can I take simply sleep with vicodin?

No: You should never combine medications that have similar effects. Vicodin can cause respiratory depression. Combine that with a sleeping aid and you have a disaster waiting to happen. Consult with your prescribing physician asap. ...Read more

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Took vicodin for a root canal, just a 5mg, I forgot and then took 50mg of benedry. I'm going to sleep will I be ok?

Took vicodin for a root canal, just a 5mg, I forgot and then took 50mg of benedry. I'm going to sleep will I be ok?

Vicodin/benadryl: Should not be a problem. 5 mg of Vicodin (hydrocodone) is a low dose especially as a one time medication. The benadryl (diphenhydramine) will likely make you sleepy but there should NOT be a problem this one time. By all means you should NOT consume any alcoholic beverages tonight. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vicodin 12hrs after taking tramadol? I have been on tramadol for a chronic issue. I was just recently in an auto accident and hurt my neck. It is the worst at night trying to sleep. So the same dr prescribed me to take a vicodin before

Is it safe to take vicodin 12hrs after taking tramadol? I have been on tramadol for a chronic issue. I was just recently in an auto accident and hurt my neck. It is the worst at night trying to sleep. So the same dr prescribed me to take a vicodin before

Yes, it's OK: Tramadol would be out of your system in about 8 hours and if the Vicodin is taken at bedtime the only potential issue is sleepiness. Which would help you to deal with the night pain. So go ahead, especially if your doc prescribed them both and recommended both, and if you occasionally need both to control the pain. ...Read more

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I'm a Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) usr and have trouble sleeping to help sleep I take 3.75-5 mg of vicodin. I usually do this twice a week, maybe less. How bad is this?

Real dangerous: You are setting yourself up for addiction (loss of control over drug use).
Talk to the doctor who prescribes the Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) about your sleep problems. Adjusting the way you take it may solve the problem, or another safer agent can be used yo help you sleep. ...Read more

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I took half of a 5-325 norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) on Friday night to sleep. Will the 2.5 mg be out of my system by Sunday afternoon?

I took half of a 5-325 norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) on Friday night to sleep. Will the 2.5 mg be out of my system by Sunday afternoon?

Wrong forum: Asking a physician to help you beat a drug testing process is extremely inappropriate. You are asking us to break the very core of our ethical boundaries. Not one of us interested in assisting you stay in the disease of addiction. We are very happy to help you find a solution to getting and staying clean. ...Read more

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What to do if I have difficulty sleeping on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

What to do if I have difficulty sleeping on norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Change meds: Some pain medications may cause a slight excitement - making it difficult to sleep. See your doc about switching meds. ...Read more

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My right side is hurting where my gallbladder used to be. The er dr gave me norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5mg sharp pains. Should I take before pain gets severe. Cant sleep.

Chlecystectomy AND p: When was the cholecystectomy performed? Days, months, was it done using endoscopic techniques?
If is one month ago by now should not hurt.
Is the pain deep inside or towards the muscle? .
In any way you will require a CT and rule out a residual hernia, or a common hepatic duct stenosis.
You should have a CMP, look at the total bilirubin and alkaline phosphatese. ...Read more

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I take Ativan 2 mg to help me sleep. Have been experiencing severe back pain and would like to take 10 mg of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). Is it safe to take together?

I take Ativan 2 mg to help me sleep. Have been experiencing severe back pain and would like to take 10 mg of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen). Is it safe to take together?

Not safe.: Using Lorazepam that is ativan together with Hydrocodone that is norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) may increase side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and difficulty concentrating. Some people may also experience some impairment in thinking and judgment. You should tell your doctor about all other medications you use and get approval of your doctor. ...Read more

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I have SLE, Fibro, RLS. I Take MANY meds including Morph Sulf ER 30 mg - Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 30mg b4 bed. I still cry out and moan in my sleep. Any suggestions?

I have SLE, Fibro, RLS. I Take MANY meds including Morph Sulf ER 30 mg - Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 30mg b4 bed. I still cry out and moan in my sleep. Any suggestions?

No: There isno way anyone can suggest anything without a more thorough knowledge of your issues. I am not a proponent of treating these issues with multiple narcotics. ...Read more

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Took 3 ibuprofins today (9am, 2pm, 7pm). Is it safe to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) before I sleep. My jaw really hurts due to wisdom teeth extractions.

Took 3 ibuprofins today (9am, 2pm, 7pm). Is it safe to take norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) before I sleep. My jaw really hurts due to wisdom teeth extractions.

Take as directed: Ibuprofen tablets are usually 200 mg - and you should check that. A typical dose is 200, 400, or 600 mg at one time, and I can not tell from your question whether you took "3 ibuprofins" each time, or "1" each time. In any case, Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) should not be a problem in addition to the ibuprofen, if it was prescribed by your dentist / oral surgeon. Ice helps too! ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms withdrawls of vicodins?

Withdrawal: Early symptoms : first 24 hours :
muscle aches
restlessness
anxiety
lacrimation (eyes tearing up)
runny nose
excessive sweating
inability to sleep
yawning very often
later symptoms :
diarrhea
abdominal cramping
goose bumps on the skin
nausea and vomiting
dilated pupils. ...Read more

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Why is vicodin so bad?

It depends: Your question is somewhat vague. All medications when appropriately prescribed for its indication and taken as directed by a physician should not be a problem. Vicodin is hydrocodone and Acetaminophen and is indicated for moderate to severe pain. The issue is the misuse/abuse of the medication. It has the potential for physical dependence, cause respiratory depression when taken in excess & death. ...Read more

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What is the lowest dose of vicodin?

2.5/325: The lowest manufactured dose in the us is 2.5 milligrams of hydrocodone + 325 mg of milligrams (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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I am trying to get a script for my Vicodin.?

In person evaluation: If you need a prescription for an opioid like Vicodin, you need to seek an inperson evaluation for appropriateness. An online physician source isn't a feasible, or appropriate, mechanism for something like this. I do wish you the best of luck though and hope your issue can be addressed sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What should I do regarding my husbands vicodin?

Don't know what you: Mean. Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...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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Can I take vicodin before surgery?

Possibly: It may be acceptable to take vicodin before surgery, but this should only be done in consultation with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take apex and vicodin?

Apex and vicodin: The only reference to apex I could find was that it is a medication syringe. Vicodin is designed as a tablet to be swallowed whole. It should not be crushed, or tampered with in any way. This is responsible use of medications. As a rule vicodin has to be swallowed whole and taken according to the md's strict instructions. ...Read more

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Ok to take vicodin n nyquil together?

Vicodin + NyQuil: Do not take both of these drugs together. Nyquil has a significant amount of alcohol. This combination would be the same as taking vicodin with an alcohol beverage. This combination will have an additive depressive effect on your body systems and could very well have serious adverse consequences. ...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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Is it easy to get addicted to vicodin?

Is it easy to get addicted to vicodin?

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 more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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