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Why is vicodin so bad?

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

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

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


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How long will the vicodin last?

How long will the vicodin last?

About 4 to 6 hours: It takes about 1 to 2 hours to feel the full, pain-killing effect of Vicodin after taking it, and its pain-killing action typically lasts around 4 to 6 hours. If your question is about how long the drug is *detectable* in the body (e.g., on drug tests), the answer is longer - ask again and specify that. ...Read more

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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 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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Best way to get off vicodin naturally?

Seek help: Try a supervised, slow progressive taper.
Consider starting attending a gender specific 12 step group.
Seek an experienced addiction medicine md or therapist. ...Read more

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Where can I buy vicodin online safely?

You cannot: Vicodin is a controlled medication only able to be obtained with a doctor's prescription, and any on-line ordering venues are illegal. ...Read more

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How can I get vicodin out of my system?

You can't: If you are being tested, then you will be experiencing the consequences of your drug use. That is what is supposed to happen when you do things that are harmful to you. Someone helping you avoid those consequences is actually doing you harm, no matter what you may be thinking right now. Use this as an opportunity to look hard at your drug use and what it is possibly doing to your life. ...Read more

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How many vicodin in one day is too many?

How many vicodin in one day is too many?

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 more

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How does it take for vicodin to kick in?

30 minutes: You should start to feel the effects of the medication within a half and hour, . ...Read more

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How many vicodin can you take in one day?

As prescribed: Always take your opioids (like vicodin) as prescribed. Usually no more than 4 times a day. ...Read more

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How long does vicodin stay in ones system?

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 more

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Can u take vicodin and meloxican together?

Yes.: If you can take either medication individually, you are safe to take these medications concommitantly, within their respective prescribed directions. Hope that helps. Cheers. ...Read more

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Is it bad if I take two vicodin every night?

Vicodin: Is it prescribed?, for how long?, what for? . Please clarify with the prescribing doc. First. ...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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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 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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If vicodin isn't strong enough, what can I use?

Ask UR Doctor: Best one to answer a question like this is your Doctor, so please contact him/her
good luck and feel better ...Read more

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How much time will vicodin stay in your system?

What is real?: If you are asking how long does hydrocodone stays in the bloodstream and brain and gives pain relief, it is 2-4 hours. If you are asking how long after you use a hydrocodone tablet (vicodin is hydrocodone and tylenol) can it be detected with drug testing, that can be from 1-2 days after a single use, and 2-4 days after regular use, depending on the sensitivity of the test. ...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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What tips do you have to ween myself off of vicodin?

Talk to doctor: One option is to decrease by half a pill every few days until off the medication. Another option, if you are addicted, is to start suboxone.
The answer depends in part why you are taking it, if you are taking it as directed, and if it is prescribed to you. ...Read more