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What amount vicodin should I take?

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

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Hydrocodone And Acetaminophen (Definition)

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What does vicodin do to the body? What should you do if you overdose?

What does vicodin do to the body? What should you do if you overdose?

Call 911/narcan: Vicodin contains the opiate hydrocodone and tylenol (acetaminophen). opiates bind the Mu pain receptor. Major concern with overdose is that breathing can stop. If OD suspected, call 911 immediately. Some states are passing laws to have Narcan available which competes with opiates at the receptor to help reverse the effect (would put person in near immediate opiate withdrawal though but better than death) ...Read more

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What's stronger Vicodin or tramadol?

Depends: What pain are you being treated for?
Avoid narcotics. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a vicodin high like and long does it stay in your system?

Anyone know what is a vicodin high like and long does it stay in your system?

High: Don't know but I do know that if you have renal impairment, diabetic, hypertensive, or dehydrated and any renal abnormality, you will have it in your system longer, and it's effects will be more powerful. ...Read more

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Unbearable tooth pain in every tooth. Been to dentists but can't afford what needs done. Vicodin doesn't ease the pain at all. What do I do?

Unbearable tooth pain in every tooth. Been to dentists but can't afford what needs done. Vicodin doesn't ease the pain at all. What do I do?

No choice: You can't fix this yourself--it's not a diy project. There's no otc that will "cure" you. You need professional help. Talk to the dentist about a payment plan. ...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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What is more effective: vicodin with a higher or lower amount of acetaminophen?

What is more effective: vicodin with a higher or lower amount of acetaminophen?

Higher: All things being equal, the higher amount of Acetaminophen will be more effect. It is safe as long as the patient does not have liver disease. ...Read more

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What to do when vicodin doesn't stop tooth pain?

What to do when vicodin doesn't stop tooth pain?

Fix the problem: Firstly, take an anti inflammatory like Ibuprofen rather then vicodin. If that doesn't work, vicodin will be more effective. Second, get the tooth checked out. If you don't take care of the problem, it will not go away. The longer you wait the more uncomfortable and stressed you will become and the situation will get worse rather then better. Good luck. ...Read more

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What happens if prescribed vicodin, will doctors test for suboxone, and/or will it show up in a urine test?

Depends: On whether they are testing for it. Some test kits that doctors use test for all commonly used opioids (like methadone, demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) buprenorphine - the opiate in suboxone) and others do not. But if you are saying you are on suboxone, it is because you are an opiate abuser. If that is the case, you should NOT be using vicodin, and you are playing games with your treatment. Get serious and STOP! ...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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What are the tests for vicodin overdose?

What are the tests for vicodin overdose?

No test: Overdose symptoms can be attributed to both the hydrocodone and Acetaminophen components of vicodin. Excess hydrocodone can cause a slowed heart rate, low blood pressure, difficult breathing, cold and clammy skin, extreme drowsiness which can progress to coma, cardiac arrest and death. Excess Acetaminophen can cause dark urine, yellowing of the skin and whites of the eyes, low blood sugar. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the difference between vicodin and levorphanol?

Old vs new: Vicodin is a newer drug, Levorphanol older drug. Vicodin has shorter action, Levorphanol has longer action. All narcotics should be taken as prescribed by md. ...Read more

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What are the differences between vicodin and percocet?

Vicodin v percocet: They are different molecules. Generally speaking oxycodone seems to be a more potent opioid than hydrocodone and therefore stronger. ...Read more

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What are the signs of vicodin addiction?

What are the signs of vicodin addiction?

Addiction?: True addiction is the psychological need for the effects that a drug does for you. If you "need" it because the pain is not controlled without it, is not an addiction. It is a medical need for the clinical benefits of an agent. Diabetics are not "addicted" to Insulin but they "need" it to control their medical problem. If you feel that you "need" the med for anything other than for pain, seek tx. ...Read more

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What are the effects of vicodin and drinking alcohol?

Alcohol/Vicodin: Excess sedation, confusion, stomach upset, depending on amount consumed. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vicodin overdose?

See MD: Treatment is off the symptoms includidng nausea, vomiting, sedation, respiratory collapse and circulatory failure. ...Read more

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I've been taking a lot of vicodin. What are the symptoms of vicodin addiction?

Withdrawal: If someone takes any opiate regularly, whether hydrocodone (the opiate in vicodin) or heroin, they will eventually become dependent on the medication, if they are taking enough of it long enough. The symptoms are those of withdrawal, which feels like having the flu -muscle aches, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hot and cold chills, sweating and others. If you are concerned, get help. ...Read more

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What iss generally considered better, vicodin with a higher amount of acetaminophen or less?

What iss generally considered better, vicodin with a higher amount of acetaminophen or less?

Low: Vicodin (hydrocodone) is a narcotoc (opioid)
which can cause constipation, nausea, impaired memory, and hypersensitivity to pain with long-term use. It has also been associated with hearing loss.
The tylenol (acetaminophen) (acetominophen) dose should be as low as possible. Try to stay below 2000mg per day of acetominophen. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having surgery... The me wants to put my on IR Nucynta (tapentadol) instead of Vicodin. How would it compare to Vicodin? What would be an equivalent dose

About equal: The dosing of IR Nucynta (tapentadol) and hydrocodone (the narcotic in Vicodin) are pretty equivalent. No table I could find shows direct comparison of Vicodin to Nucynta (tapentadol). But 4mg morphine=12mg Hydrocodone. 4mg morphine=10mg Nucynta (tapentadol). So pretty comparable. Hope this helps. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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What is the treatment for vicodin addiction?

What is the treatment for vicodin addiction?

Several options: One can we transitioned to Suboxone which is fda approved for opioid addiction. Yoo can simply be weaned off the medication or stop it "cold turkey". In any case I suggest you get into a 12 step program and/or see an addiction specialist. ...Read more

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I need help...... Mentally. I can't find any antidepressant that works for me. The only time I feel "okay" is when I take a vicodin. What can I do?

I need help...... Mentally. I can't find any antidepressant that works for me. The only time I feel "okay" is when I take a vicodin. What can I do?

See below: There is likely at least 25% of the population with insufficient response to traditional anti-depressants. Some of these patients respond to opioids. I suspect their depression is caused by an endorphin imbalance whether acquired by drugs or there innately. Opioids may be the only drugs which will help. ...Read more

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I can't poop after quitting vicodin, what should I do?

I can't poop after quitting vicodin, what should I do?

Unusual: Most people get constipated from hydrocodone itself, and often get diarrhea when stopping. I recommend my patients start with something mild like a stool softener (dulcolax tabs - colace or surfak) one tab twice a day, then use a mild laxative like milk of magnesia 2 tblsp at night. If that doesn't work, senna-based laxatives, magnesium citrate or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) would be next best step. ...Read more

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What is it like taking vicodin for the first time after wisdom teeth procedure?

See label: With your prescription read the info about vicodin. Side affects will be listed and explained. Euphoria, dizziness, nausea are just some.
Being knowledgeable allows you to know what to expect. ...Read more

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What happens if you mix vicodin, ambien, (zolpidem) Zanaflex and clorazepate together?

Sedation: It is likely that this combination will cause sedation depending upon the dosages. ...Read more

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Hi, I had "spider veins" appear on my chest after what appeared to be taking vicodin (was the last medication I took) so wondering what it could be?

Hi, I had "spider veins" appear on my chest after what appeared to be taking vicodin (was the last medication I took) so wondering what it could be?

Spider veins chest: Spider veins on chest are NOT related to taking Vicodin. See a vein specialist or dermatologist for the spider veins. Seek an ABVLM certified vein specialist. ...Read more