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Please help! what is the max dose of hydrocodone?

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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Because there really is no maximum dose of any opioid, but since all hydrocodone is together with tylenol, there is very much a maximal dose of tylenol (acetaminophen).
Most hydrocodone containing pills have 5-10 mg of drug, together with at least 325 mg of tylenol. If you take 8 a day you are at the maximum amount of tylenol recommended, and beyond 12/day you are above the maximum dose.

In brief: Trick question

Because there really is no maximum dose of any opioid, but since all hydrocodone is together with tylenol, there is very much a maximal dose of tylenol (acetaminophen).
Most hydrocodone containing pills have 5-10 mg of drug, together with at least 325 mg of tylenol. If you take 8 a day you are at the maximum amount of tylenol recommended, and beyond 12/day you are above the maximum dose.
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