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Hydrocodone Bitartrate Oral Solution?
I know this is going to sound awful but I figured I should try anyway.

Just recently I was released from the hospital after a surgery. I as given prescriptions for Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Oral solution and Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen pills but, while taking the dosage prescribed (for the oral solution), we were unable to manage my pain. I later called my doctor who simply told me "take more". My family has a history of having weak livers so the thought of taking such a large amount of Acetaminophen made me uncomfortable.

Anyway, I contacted my doctor who said I would be fine but I was still uncomfortable. While doing my own little research, I found that I could safely extract the hydrocodone from the pills (which honestly led to my boyfriend wondering if I was using it for more then just my pain) but I was unable to find if I could extract it from the oral solution....

My question is.. is there any way to extract the hydrocodone from the oral solution? Would the cold water extraction work?
  ok ill let u know
bear cub
what is the difference between these two Vicodin pills?
1. pill says "VICODIN" on it
hydrocodone/acecetaminophen 5/500
2. pill says M 357 on it
hydrocodone bitartrate/acetaminophen 5/500

so what i want to know is what's the difference between hydrocodone bitartrate and hydrocodone
  no difference, diff manufacturers
Greg F
how much hydrocodne is in the liquid elixer Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen?
how much hydrocodne is in the liquid elixer Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen? and how much acetaminophen? is it 2.5 in 5ml?

thanks in adbance
Amy S
I have a big bottle of Hydrocodone Bitartrate/Acetaminophen LIQUID, can I get drink it safely?
I have a lot of experience with taking regular hydrocodone tabs but I have never had it in an oral solution before. It is 7.5mg/500mg per 15ml.

How do I do it?
is hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen the same as vicodin?
i found this pill that says m365 on it and it's white and so i googled it said it was hydrocodone and then i was seeing the word vicodin so is it the same thing?
Overdosing On Hydrocodone?
I just caught my boyfriend cheating on me. He's upset about it so he just took 6 pills of HYDROCODONE BITARTRATE & ACETAMINOPHEN tablets. The label says 5mg/500mg.

Should I take him to the doctor? Will
he overdose???
Well... after this incident the dumb a** got hungry and went to Souplantation and pigged out. He was fine. He's not a big guy at all so i wonder why nothing bad happened to him.
Honey Girl
  that wont overdose him. He'll probably get a great buzz if he doesnt get sick and throw up, more than likely he will get a buzz.
I'd make sure he doesnt take anything else. I think he is also doing this so you will stay with him and forget it was his fault that he cheated on you.
Dont be fooled.
He will probably do it again.
Is Acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate 750 mg / 7.5, vicodin?
I usually take the 5-500 what the difference besides mg? Is it pretty much the same as vicoin? I
Aranda L
  Yes... It is like taking 1.5 of your other pills.
What is the difference between Vicodin 7.5 750 and hydrocodone acetaminophen HP 10/660?
My Dr. changed my medication from Hydrocodone 7.5 750 to Hydrocodone Acetaminophen HP 10 660. What is the difference, if any, and how will the new med benefit me. What would be stronger than the Hydrocodone Acetaminophen HP 10 660, if that does not help? I am in alot of pain. Thanks
  The first number in either of the meds 7.5/750 and 10/660 is the miligrams of hydrocodone in the medication. The second number is the miligrams of acetaminophen. Vicodin and hydrocodone are the same drug, hydrocodone is just the generic name whereas Vicodin is the trade name. The med he changed you to has more of the narcotic, and less of the acetaminophin. As far as needing something stronger goes, that would be up to your doc. There are stronger drugs like oxycontin and hydromorphone, but I would hope you don't need those. Take care.
What will happen when i take all these drugs at the same time?
i am about to take all of these:
Acetaminophen-hydrocodone bitartrate 10 MG
Lorazepam 2 MG
and maybe a little alcohol will be added to this mix.
all i want is to be incapacitated...
oh, and i have to take my antidepressant too...
Wellbutrin XL 150 MG
the beans
acetaminophen hydrocodone bitartrate stronger than Cyclobenzaprine?
which is stronger is it safe to take them together?
  Cyclobenzaprine is a muscle relaxant, Vicodin (acetaminophen hydrocodone bitartrate) is a pain killer. both these drugs do two different things, and whether or not you can take them together depends on your heals. I suggest you speak with the doctor who prescribed these to you prior to combining them.
Let It Be Known
question about acetaminophen and hydrocodone bitartrate?
if i take two of these pills: ( ) will i get high? or will i get really sick/die? also, i got drunk a few nights ago. idk if that has anything to do with it but i know that alcohol can cause problems when combined with this kind of drug.

what is the difference between hydrocodone and APAP hydrocodone bitartrate. thanks.?
What is better, Vicodin with a higher amount of Acetaminophen or less?
Is higher the Acetaminophen mg mean more aspirin? I went from 7.5/500mg to 7.5/750mg. And I think the other works better. Which is better? If the Acetaminophen is less is the Hydrocodone more or stronger?
  First of all acetaminophen is not aspirin, it is acetaminophen, which is tylenol. Acetaminophen is added to opiate pain killers because acetaminophen keeps the opiate working longer. In theory, more acetaminophen should keep the pain killer working longer.
Norco (Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen)?
Has the drug Norco ever been used to treat anxiety or depression or both? If so, is it still used to treat either depression or anxiety?
  I know that there has been research into the antidepressant properties of opioids, and recently, the focus has been on Suboxone (buprernorphine/naloxone). However, don't get your hopes up, the stigma surrounding the "addictive" nature of opioids will never go away-everybody is so stuck on that, and so brainwashed and misinformed about the nature of addiction, etc, the majority of the medical community seems to view it as a waste of time to further look into the possibilities. Norco would not be a good choice though, it has acetaminophen in it, and long term everyday use causes too many health risks-thats why they are looking into Suboxone; I think a lot of the research is happening in the UK. You should really look it up in online medical journals, its very interesting.
Pink Snuggie
Is there anyway to chemically remove the Acetaminophen from Vicodin ES to make pure Hydrocodone?
Is there anyway to chemically remove the Acetaminophen from Vicodin ES to make pure Hydrocodone? Perhaps a coffee filter and some common household items?
  I wouldn't think so but if you can do it send me some!
I am taking hydrocodone bitartrate 10mg/325mg and was wondering if that is a high dose?
The reason why I am asking is because I have chonic pain and it does not seem to work. what would be the difference between 10mg/325 and the 10/750?
  The Hydrocodone that you are taking is not a high dose. There is a 750 that you can take if your Dr. allows it or he may tell you to try taking two of the 350mg tablets. If the medication isn't working for your pain you should call him/her and let them know that it isn't taking care of the problem. You shouldn't have to be in pain and maybe he can prescribe a stronger dose or even the extra strength Vicodin (Hydrocodone(generic for Vicodin) worked in a pharmacy for 6 yrs. filling scripts. Good luck to you , I hope that you feel better and call your Dr.
what's the difference between oxycodone hydrochloride and oxycodone with acetaminophen?
And what does acetaminophen do when mixed with oxycodone or hydrocodone?
  Oxycodone hydrochloride - The narcotic pain reliever is mixed with aspirin

Oxycodone Acetaminophen - The narcotic pain reliever is mixed with Acetaminophen
Acetaminophen relieves pain by elevating the threshold to sensing pain. It reduces fever through its action on the heat-regulating center of the brain. The combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen or hydrocodone acetaminophen achieves greater pain relief than either taken separately
I just got my wisdom teeth taken out and was prescribed hydrocodone bitartrate & apap?
When i got home i drank some milk and took the first pill, it says take every four hours so after that I took another and within minutes I threw it all up, including the pill. I fell asleep after that then had some jello. I then proceeded to vomit again. Is it the anesthesia that's had a bad effect? Or is this just normal?
My oral surgeon prescribed me 2 different pain killers. One is Talwin NX Taeb?
the other is Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone 10-500. Which of the 2 is the strongest? I want to make sure I chose the right one and they didn't explain the difference.
  The Acetaminophen/Hydrocodone is a Lortab it is the strongest..Take that BUT take it like the bottle says!! They very addicting...I have seen it first hand! Hope you feel better!
What is the difference between Codeine Sulfate, Codeine, and Hydrocodone?
I have chronic cough and muscle stiffness and pain often. I have been prescribed everything from Tylenol 3 (30mg Codeine and Tylenol) to Hydrocodone 10mg/1000mg.

I've noticed that codeine seems quite weaker than Hydrocodone. If I take 2 hydrocodones, the same feeling takes 3-4 codeine tablets to acheive the desired feeling.

Recently, someone told me I should try Codeine Sulfate (60MG), they are small white tablets and contain no Tylenol, Asprin, or Ibuprofen. If I take 2 of these, will they be more similar to Hydrocodone or the Tylenol 3's?

What is the difference between Codeine Sulfate, Codeine, and Hydrocodone?
Repkying to first answer someone left.

Tylenol 3's and 4's are the combination of codeine with acetemetophin.

Hydrocodones (Vicodin, Lortab...etc) is the combination of Hydrocodone with acetemetophin.

Vicodin 5/500 is 5mg hydrocodone/500mg acetemetohin.

Tylenol 3's are 30mg Codeine / 300mg Acetemetophin.

Hydrocodone must be a different form of codeine that is stronger. MY main question is....What is the difference between Hydrocodone and Codeine? And where does codeine sulfate fit in the mix.

I do like your answer, it just lacks the main information I need.
  I'm not familiar with codeine sulfate vs. codeine.

I know that hydrocodone is a combination of codeine plus an NSAID. I think it's acetaminophen.

Hydrocodone will be more powerful than codeine alone, because the 2 drugs combined provide a stronger effect than either would separately. You can get the same thing from taking codeine and tylenol pills separately, 10 mg and 1000mg respectively. It's the same thing.
Iori in Danger
What does the HP in Vicodin HP stand for?
I don't need an lesson in vicodin and hydrocodone. I know all about it. I'm just curious as to what it stands for. I know ES is extra strength but i'm not sure about HP. Maybe high performance? Does anybody KNOW?
Sal*UK - it's HP not HB
and i asked what the initials HP stand for not what vicodin is made of
Tulla - actually
vicodin HP is 10mg hydrocodone with 660 mg of acetaminophin
vicodin ES is 7.5 mg hydrocodone with 750mg acetaminophin
vicodin is 5 mg hydrocodone with 500 mg acetaminophin.
  As the es stands for extra strength, the HP stands for high potency. Hope this helps.
Shaun T
about oxycodone and acetaminophen?
So, Im taking oxycodone for back pain and am concerned about the acetaminophen, as it supposedly causes liver damage. Ive heard of soaking them in water then filter it to remove the acetaminophen. Does anyone know if this actually works? Thank You.
angela g
  This is not a useful method for pain control. This is an addict's method. If you are taking 12x325 or 8x500 or whatever adding up to 4000mg a day over time, max safe dose, liver damage is unlikely in the absence of alcohol. If you need more than that or are on for years, your doc can prescribe pure opioid.
can you take diphenhydramine hydrochloride with hydrocodone?
I tore a ligament in my knee its very painful and i have to sleep with this huge leg brace that goes from my thigh to my ankle. The doc prescribed me Hydrocodone. Im having trouble sleeping so i got some advil pm. can i take the hydrocodone and the advil pm together? the advil pm has ibuprofen and diphenhydramine hydrochloride (which is the sleep aid). I know you can take ibuprofen with hydrocodone just not sure about the other drug...... Please advise!!
Margo L
  a doctor oncetold me to take a benadryl for the itching my pain killers were causing..
why do they tell u not to mix night quil liquid with another medication that contains acetaminophen??? will it cause overdose if i took 5 tablespoons of the liquid with only 1 500mg tablet of acetaminophen?
  5 tablespoons of Nyquil seems like a heck of a lot.
Yes, that's why they tell you that. Acetaminophen, when used correctly, is great for pain and fever. But in higher than recommended doses, it can cause liver damage. That's why they tell you not to mix medications. In the dose you just described, you were probably close to exceeding the maximum recommended daily dose of it.
Smiley Sue
Out of codeine and dextropropoxyphene, which is the strongest pain reliever?
Particularliy in combination with acetaminophen (Paracetamol, Tylenol) as follows:
500mg acetaminophen and 8mg codeine phosphate
325mg acetaminophen and 50mg dextropropoxyphene napsylate

500mg acetaminophen and 8mg codeine phosphate


325mg acetaminophen and 50mg dextropropoxyphene napsylate

Your question is which is stronger- well the Darvocet is.

But the real question should be- what is more effective for pain.

That answer is- It depends on the type of pain and severity.

Darvocet is stronger.
You've got a friend
Liquid Hydramine and Hydrocodone mixed?
Hey guys. This is the second time I've mixed 5 pink colored vics with some hydramine ( little). WHat are the interaction of these two drugs mixed together? My guess is the hydramine potenates the hydrocodone and makes it last longer because thats what it seems to do. I'd like a good answer from some1 more experianced then me, please.
wow thanks man
no its a new kind of vic. I kno because i searched it, and i got it from my medicine cabinet lol. It says hydrocodone right on it.
Andrew Wa
  I did a little bit of research on this for you.

It doesn't appear that either drug causes the other to remain in the system longer. Hydrocodone undergoes complex metabolism by several enzyme groups, so it's unlikely that diphenhydramine would slow its metabolism.

I think the experience you're having is only the additive sedating effect of the two drugs. Both individually tend to make you sleepy - together even more so.

If you're looking to potentiate the analgesic effect of the hydrocodone, combine it with a double dose of cough syrup - maybe 50-60mg of dextromethorphan. This strategy has been clinically demonstrated to reduce tolerance to opioids and increase their analgesic effect.
What is the difference in Hycodan and Tussionex?
I know they both have hydrocodone in them, but which one is better? does one have more hydrocodone than the other?
  Hycodan has an ingredient that dries you out realy bad if taken at recreational doses, tussinex has an antihistamine that stops the itching and the hydrocodone is extended release, 12 hours. Tussinex is WAY better.
Jon B
How does acetaminophen reduce fever, and is it bad to use when trying to get over a virus?
I've been sick for about a day now and I have to be somewhere very important tomorrow. Is acetaminophen slowing my healing process?
Storman Norman
  Acetaminophen is an analgesic so there is no way it can affect your healing process. The main mechanism of action of paracetamol is considered to be the inhibition of cyclooxygenase (COX), recent findings suggest that it is highly selective for COX-2. Cyclooxygenase (COX) is an enzyme that is responsible for formation of important biological mediators called prostanoids, including prostaglandins, prostacyclin and thromboxane. Pharmacological inhibition of COX can provide relief from the symptoms of inflammation and pain.

If you have more questions, u can post them in:
ahmad h
How can I extract the acetaminophen from my lortab elixir?
I have lortab elixir for surgery and have to take a large does for the pain but thats too much tylenol. Is it possible to extract the tylenol from the hydrocodone? I know people do it with pills but wasn't sure if its possible with the elixir. Thanks for your help! And quit telling me to get a different medicine. If you dont know how to do the extraction method then dont freakin reply! I'm looking for a straight answer not some BS!
  It's not impossible to extract the Tylenol. You can find instructions on Erowid for cold water extraction. But it's not smart, and nobody does it unless they're tryign to get high. Ask your doctor for somethign without Tylenol.
Mandy VZ
Acetaminophen has been linked to Respiratory Disease and Lung Function capacity reduction?
"Oxidative stress may increase the risk of asthma, contribute to asthma progression, and decrease lung function. Previous research suggests that use of acetaminophen, which is hypothesized to reduce antioxidant capacity in the lung, is associated with an increased risk of asthma. We hypothesized that acetaminophen use may also be associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and decreased lung function".

Could High Acetaminophen use be linked to Sleep Apnea as well?
Black Sheep 1
  The study you cited (McKeever, Am. J Resp Crit Care, 2005) is a population-based study examining the effect of chronic, daily use of pain relievers on lung function. Of the 3 types studied (aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen), the rates were 8%, 4%, and 2% respectively among daily users. Most people use pain relievers for temporary relief. If they suffer from chronic pain, they should seek medical attention.

Sleep apnea is a disorder where patients breath inadequately or stop breathing during sleep. The most common cause is obstructive sleep apnea, where the soft tissue in the mouth/neck collapse and impair airflow. The most common cause is due to obesity, though there are non-obese patients with this disorder.

Presently, there are no studies that definitely link acetaminophen use with obstructive sleep apnea.
Dr. C
Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen to Fentanyl, good idea?
I have 2 herniated disks in my spine which contributes to 24/7 pain and I am hesitant about having surgery on my spine at the moment. I am a bariatric patient so when I take a medicine it does not stay in my system as long as a non-bariatric patient, it cuts off about 2 hours sooner. At first I was put on Vicodin 5/500 (1-2 tabs every 4-6 hours) for the first month and I had to take more of the 5/500 tabs for it alleviate the pain and have a theraputic effect on me. I was then moved up to Vicodin 7.5/750 (1-2 tablets every 4-6 hours) and it didn't do much for me so my doctor put me on Norco 10/325 tabs (1-2 tabs every 4 hours) it helped but then eventually it stopped working and now I am taking 8+ Norcos in a 24 hour period. My doctor has prescribed Fentanyl 25 MCG/HR and I hear that it is about as strong as morphine and it leaves you feeling drowsy, etc. My question is will I be able to do things like go to school, etc. once I start taking Fentanyl? Since I take 80+mgs of hydrocodone a day should I wait until the vicodin is out of my system before I start using the patch or will I be okay to start it immeadiately? I am really nervous about taking it but it's been almost a month since I have been able to sleep in my own bed. Thanks for the help ahead of time.
  I have fibromyalgia and had a very bad flare up with it about three weeks ago. I was taking tramadol with hydrocodone for the break through pain but there was never a time that I was not without pain. I always hurt but just not as much. I never realized how much I did hurt until my doctor decided to try me on the duragesic (fentanyl)patch. I use to have to wake up thirty minutes prior to even trying to walk in the morning and take my medication. I don't have to do that now. I have a steady stream of medication going through my body and I don't have any adverse reactions. Tramadol made me hyper and there was no way I could take them after 6pm at night if I wanted to sleep. If the pain got bad during the night then I would take a hydrocodone. But then one night my legs hurt so bad it truly felt like my stomach muscles did when i was having contractions during childbirth. I was crying they hurt so bad. The very next day I saw my physician and she started me on the fentanyl patch. I can not believe how much better I feel and no I do not feel drugged out. I can actually function like a normal human being, I can wash the clothes and clean the house and walk around the block. Things that some people take for granted but if you suffer from a severe case of fibromyalgia these are some of the things that you can't do if you have an advanced case. I would recommend you try them at least. What do you have to lose. And no I did not wait until my other medication was out of my system. That makes no difference. Alot of doctors that I have worked with sometimes give patients hydrocodone or morphine for breakthrough pain when the patient is using the patch. (mostly cancer patients). I wish you luck. Trust me, life is far too short to live it hurting the way I did. I wasted so many years thinking I was tough and I could beat this disease. I couldn't beat it but I can sure knock those symptoms out.
Can you take acetaminophen and naproxen sodium at the same time?
Can you take acetaminophen and naproxen sodium for pain at the same time.? My father takes 8 acetaminophen tablets a day for arthritis and had a fall. Can he take naproxen sodium also?
  Yes you can take those meds together, they are from completely different families of drugs. Although I would not recommend continuing either of them for a long period of time. Long term use of acetaminophen can cause liver damage, but not addictive. Naproxen is an anti inflammatory which will help your father with any pain or swelling he may have right after his fall, it to is not a narcotic or additive but it can damage the lining in the stomach causing pain with possible GI bleed if used long term.
How bad is it to take acetaminophen and ibuprophrin at the same time?
Have a bad cold and taking sinus med for congestion, pain and runny nose. Has acetaminophen in it but not enough, headach still there. Have Ibuprophrin avail also but don't want to OD or anything.
chris f
  Its really fine. In fact, you can take 3 ibuprofen with one extra strength Tylenol, or Medication containing it. Only do this for a very short amount of time, as it can cause liver damage. It has a non narcotic effect on the pain,and I use it very often with hydrocodone with Tylenol.
Robin B
How much acetaminophen is needed to cause liver damage?
I'm currently taking Darvocet and each pill has 650mg of acetaminophen in it. I was told to take up to 3 per day, but that seems like a lot to me. Also, does anyone know anything about the other ingredient in Darvocet? I know it's sort of like codiene, but how so?
christina f
  Darvocet N-100 is Propoxyphene with Tylenol. The maximum amount of Tylenol and adult can take in a 24 hour period is 4 Gm or 4000 milligrams. More than that is believed to cause liver damage. Propoxyphene is the narcotic pain reliever in the drug it is probably the lowest on the scale for pain relief.
Is it safe to mix Carisoprodol with Hydrocodone?
The Carisoprodol is a muscle relaxer I think, and it says to take one every night before bed. And then the hydrocodone is take 1 to 2 tablets every 4 to 6 hours as needed. They were both prescribed by different doctors..can I take them both together?
Oh I just read on the carisoprodol container that it's substituted for Soma. I don't know if that helps, I've never heard of either one of them lol.
Brooke A
  Yes, I used to take both for TMJ symptoms. Taken together they will caused marked drowsiness, but since the SOma is at bedtime anyway, it shouldn't be a problem for you.
Mandy VZ
I think i'm getting a cold. My throat has been hurting for two days, and i just woke up with a small ear ache. All I have to take for it is the Truly(i dont know if you guys have that brand in the states) Brand Acetaminophen.
Will it work?
and its extra strength, how many should i take?
  Acetaminophen (it is for minor pain and fever) is Tylenol (actually Tylenol is acetaminophen,but anyway) if you are older than 12 years take every 4 hours as thing you should know is acetaminophen can cause liver damage if you take too no take more than 2 every 4-6 hours...Feel Better
Which is the stronger medication...Hydrocodone with APAP or Combunox?
In SEVERE pain and this is what we have in the house until I can get to the doctor tomorrow. I have taken a hydrocodone with APAP, but now I itch all over (not severe, just irritating).
Lauren L
  Combunox is Ibuprofen with oxycodone. The answer depends upon YOUR response to each of the four components. Either one might work better for you. Opioids cause the release of histamine and itching.
can u take oxazepam to help hydrocodone withdrawl?
i had oxazepam before for sleeping and hydrocodone after my knee surgery, now its done and my knees better but my dependence on it isnt. and i was wondering if it would help the stress/withdrawl that im feeling :( so yea.. thanks
Aria K
took codiene about 5 hours ago would it be ok to take half a 5mg hydrocodone?
took liquid codeine phosohate 10mg with brompheniramine maleate 2.0mg about 5 hours abo is it safe to take half a 5mg hydrocodone
  Yes, that would be fine but nothing more. Wait until tomorrow morning to take any more. Make sure, however, you're drinking fluids while the medication is in your system. Take care!
Is it safe to take acetaminophen while taking Mobic?
I take the Mobic for a bad knee, but acetaminophen helps me sleep better.
  Absolutely NO!

It is not safe taking NSAID's (Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) when taking acetaminophen. You need to choose one type or the other but not both or take the chance of killing your liver.

Is it safe to take the generic for Claritin D and take two Pain Reliever Pills?
Is that too much acetaminophen or is it ok? Does Claritin D have acetaminophen
lip balm junkie
  The Claritin D and generics for it have the antihistamine and a decongestant. There is not any acetominophen in either the Claritin D or the generic, so you may take a pain reliever or two. When you are taking acetominophen, though, be very careful to keep your '24 hour intake' of it to below 1000 mg. per day. If you take acetominophen, you'll need to take more in four hours to keep the 'pain' away, so add up the milligrams of the pills you are taking. You may want to take another 'pain killer' that also relieves inflammation. Most people take ibuprofem, which can be 'piggy-backed' with the acetominophen for greater pain relief. If you are 'sick' for more than five days with this 'self treatment' you will need to see a doctor, because of the possibility of needing other treatment for you to get better, and to also keep from 'overdosing' on basically 'good drugs' accidentally.
Kris L
Hydrocodone or Zydone? Please Answer!?
I am a 37 yr old woman whom just had back surgery. My doctor is waiting for my reply about what pain med I would like to use. I need personal experiences and thoughts about these two. Hydrocodone or Zydone. Which is stronger and more effective... etc....

No website links please, I've already looked. I just need personal insight.
  I've had less nausea with oxycodone than hydrocodone, and oxy is more potent. Go for that. Trust me. Or darvon, if he'll give it.
Does the Acetaminophen in percocet reduce the effect of the ocycodone or increase it?
My doctor gave me 7.5/500 oxycodone/acetaminophen.

How is this compared to the 7.5/325?

I'm guessing the increased milligrams of tylenol subdue the "drunken" feeling of the Oxycodone, because I can't really notice any difference?

Or, am I wrong?
  Acetaminophen theoretically increases the amount of analgesia (pain relief) obtained from opioids (like oxycodone) but if there is an increase, its marginal.

They also put acetaminophen and other drugs in with opioid medications to deter abuse- too much acetaminophen will make you sick and kill your liver (FDA allows 4 grams or 8 500mg pills or 12 325mg pills in a 24 hour period).

The acetaminophen should not have any effect on the sedation or intoxication from oxycodone so 7.5mg w/, w/o or w/ more acetaminophen should all feel the same.
Bradley R
ms contin / hydrocodone 10mg / fentanyl 50/hr?
in order which is strongest to weakest,
in order which gives a high feeling to which does not
which order in cost also
thanks much
also how does ms contin compare to hydrocodone?
  Fentanyl is by far the most potent drug.

Duragesic (Fentanyl transdermal system) is for severe pain, typically uncontrolled by other drugs. 50 mcg/hr is strong. Fentanyl 50 mcg/hr is equal to 135-224 mg of Morphine. Only opioid tolerant patients can use Duragesic because it is so potent.

Hydrocodone and Morphine (MS Contin) are basically equally as potent. 1 mg of hydrocodone = 1 mg of morphine. But morphine probably has a little edge over hydrocodone in terms of pain relief.

All three drugs come in a generic form. But fentanyl will be most expensive, then MS Contin, and then hydrocodone. Some pharmacies may be a little different.

As for which drug has a bigger high... Well it is a very individual thing and not a good way to measure which drug works best.
Acetaminophen, Aspirin, and Anticonvulsants?
I take 450mg of Trileptal daily.
I was reading up on anticonvulsants and acetaminophen and how they can cause liver problems. Can a serious dose of Excedrin (250mg acetaminophen, 250mg aspirin, 65mg caffeine), more specifically 8 Excedrin taken at one time, interact with my Trileptal? Aside from the expected side effects, nausea, hyper-activity, and possibly racing heart, will I have any liver problems? Any long term liver problems? Or should I get my ass to the nearest hospital?
  Drugs usually have two names, the generic and the brand

This information is from the drug interaction site of which
I placed the link below:
Interact of OXCARBAZEPINE (in Trileptal, Trileptal Suspension) may interact with ACETAMINOPHEN (in Excedrin Extra Strength)
Oxcarbazepine may increase the rate at which acetaminophen is broken down by the liver. This may result in less effective pain relief due to the diminished amount of acetaminophen. In addition, the increased amount of metabolite (break-down product) may increase the risk of liver damage. Ask your healthcare provider about these drugs and this potential interaction "as soon as possible".

All medications, whether over the counter..herbs.. herbal teas..or medications prescribed by other doctors should
be checked out first with the doctor you are seeing for
this condition and prescribed this drug for you.

Here is the site I got this information from, so you can
check in the future about whether a drug may interact
with any other medications you have:,4109,,00.html

The liver is a very quiet organ when it comes to a problem
with it. It may show no signs or symptoms that there is
anything wrong with it until the cells die and it cannot
perform the functions it once did to keep the body healthy
and alive. Many people are walking around not knowing
they have damage to their livers until a doctor may
discover it when they are trying to find answers for other
medical problems. I definitely would arrange for a
doctor appointment and tell the doctor about it. It is better
to have a few blood labs drawn than to risk facing having
to have a transplant.
How serious this may be depends on your own body
chemistry, the action of the drugs in your body, and how
often and how much you took of these drugs.

There are two types of blood tests the doctor can do:
one will show if there is damage to the liver, known as
the liver enzymes and the other will show if the liver is
functioning well, known as the liver function tests.
He may even feel to see if your liver has enlarged any and
may do an ultrasound to see if it has developed inflammation.
The inflammation has to be controlled by drugs so the
liver will heal, if can lead to permanent damage and
death of the cells.

Overdosing on just tylenol is very easy to do as many
combination drugs have tylenol in them. Doctors don't
always have the time to explain to patients what drugs
may interact, that is why pharmacies give a paper to
read with your medication when you get it. If you are
not sure about a drug interaction, you can always call
your local pharmacy and ask the pharmacist about it.
Don't be afraid to do this...they have all the information
right there with the drugs they need to tell you this from.

You have definitely taken too much of this medication
at one need to decide whether you should
get in contact with the doctor office now or later...I
cannot make this decision for you.

I hope this information is of some help to you.
Is it okay if I take this these pills?
I had 5 teeth pulled and my dentist only prescribed 16 Tylenol 3's and I've taken them all. It is night time and I am in pain all the way to my ear now. Is it okay if I took Propoxyphene napsylate, Acetaminophen or acetaminophen and oxycodone? I happen to have some lying around from someone else. Please tell me which pills I should take if I can. Please I'm in pain!!!
  Have the bottle from the Tylenol 3's, and call the pharmacy where you got them. I'm praying they're open 24/7. If they are, tell them what you're going through, and they will guide you.
If that pharmacy is closed, call a 24-hour pharmacy. Look in the Yellow Pages under "Pharmacies." Talk to the pharmacist, and tell him/her exactly what you're going through. They are so smart. Let them guide you. I'm so sorry for you. Pain is the worst. Good luck, hon. :) Do you have any Nyquil in the house to knock you out? That might be the best solution.
Is oxycodone bad for your liver w/out the acetaminophen?
I have oxycodone hydrochloride (oxycontin) and there isn't any acetaminophen in it so is it bad for your liver still since I know acetaminophen is, but not sure about the oxycodone alone.
  Oxycodone is not bad for your liver at all, in fact, you always want to make sure you get pure oxycodone instead of an oxycodone / acetaminophen pill. The vast majority of people finally know that acetaminophen damages the liver badly, but they don't know that pills with acetaminophen will also cause damage to the body if they're taken on an empty stomach. You should always eat a cookie or 2, or something of that size, before taking acetaminophen and other types of pills. However, oxycodone can be safely ingested on an empty stomach.

Also, just for further information: oxycontin is not exactly the same as oxycodone. Oxycontin is extended-release oxycodone. Compared with oxycodone, oxycontin is formulated differently and it always has some type of coating that is required to ensure the oxycodone is released over an extended period of time.
Hydrocodone for a cough?
My friend called me on Friday and sounded terrible due to a severe cough/fever. He told me he had just taken hydrocodone and was going to go to bed. I know that it is an antitussive (as well as being used to control pain) but I also know that it can be addictive. He also suffers from back pain - but tells me he only uses meds once a week when the pain becomes unbearable - just so he can sleep. He seems to be using it responsibly. Should I be concerned?
  It is very addictive, but if he is just using it once a week then he is probably ok. Just keep an eye on him and his usage. I have used it alot as I have had spinal fusion and I have had issues with being dependent on it. You are being a good friend - he is lucky to have you!
What happens if i take 1000mg of acetaminophen and 2600mg of ibuprofen and benylin all at once?i need to know!?
i took 1000mg of acetaminophen and 2600mg of ibuprofen and took benylin all at once and i dunno whats going to happen! will i die????
i took 1000mg of acetaminophen and 2600mg of ibuprofen and took benylin all at once and i dunno whats going to happen! will i die????

and also i might need to mention i dunno but i have migrain disorder and i have gastochrondritus . and , i did that because i was mad and thought i might die in my sleep to make me happy but now im scared and have a sharp pain in the middle of my tummy
Celeste F
  call the Triage nurse @ your local hospital. They will tell you whether or not you need to come in and have your stomach pumped. Like one person said it is not that good to take so much ibuprofen all at once. Benylin I am not sure what it is, but you don't specific how my you took of that. I can't imagine why you would do such a thing or what you were trying to prove, but I would certainly either call the ER and talk to the Triage Nurse or the Poison Control line NOW!! Good Luck. I hope all turns out well.
Hycodan question?
Have these cough pills that are hycodan "substituded for hydrocodone/homatropine. Hydrocodone is in loratabs i know. So do these cough pills contain any recreational value?
  No, the homatropine is an additive to discourage this. Would make a person feel anxious, causing the heart to race, and a panic feeling in general. They use Atropine for this as well.

List of side effects of Atropine
snorting drugs . i need lots of information ?
i need to know EVerything about snorting acetaminophen/codeine phosphate . can u die ? . whats the side effects ? please please please tell me as soon as posssible. i heard that it does something to ur llungs like every other drug but is it okay to just do it once ?
its not for pain i need i want to do it for fun . but i need to know if its really bad for me . i just wanna do it just once . so will i die ? please no stupid mean comments , im dead serious . Acetaminophen/ codeine phosphate
Nicole M
  sometimes just once will kill some people.
flying saucers
Is Norco (10 Hydrocodone 3.25 ac) available in Germany the way it is in the US?
I currently attend pain management in the US and take Hydrocodone (Norco 10.0) and Duragesic 100 mcg. I'm taking a job in Germany and will bring my med records with me to show to a german doc. I know codeine is available, but that's not what I need. Does anyone know if Norco (and duragesic if possible) is available in Germany? If so, what is it called and is it the exact same as in the us?

Jason S
  Duragesic, is avalible in Germany as Durogesic
and Norco could not find online
since Hydrocodone has been aval here in the us since
the 80's , they must have the same medication there.
maybe an online pharmacy in germany could get you
the answer you want
germany is very advanced not like going to a third world country.
and enjoy your new job and country.
Sertraline and Hydrocodone and love to eat a grapefruit for breakfast?
I am also taking Crestor, Protonix, Folic Acid, Cyclobenzaprine, Sulfasalazine, Remicade , Furosemide, Klor-Con, Carbidopa-Levodopa and Methotrexate along with the Sertraline and Hydrocodone. Will eating grapefruit for breakfast every day cause me any serious issues? If so, please let me know what kind of issues and which meds would be involved. Thank you.
  The chemical composition in the grapefruit will increase the effect and pain killing properties of the Hydrocodone. I learned this from a drug counselor, but I have no idea if the grapefruit has any other effects on your other meds. You may want to consult a pharmacist because he could quickly and accurately find out if there may be any negative or life threatening side effects with a few quick clicks of his computer. Good luck! P.S. I love grapefruit, yum!
Connie D
Why is Naprosyn wrote on narcotic prescription pads?
I fractured my ankle the other day and the doctor prescribed hydrocodone and naprosyn. I know the hydrocodone is a narcotic and suppose to be wrote on the green pads, but the naprosyn was as well. Just wondering why.
what are the dangers in oral ingestion of 30 pills of oxycodone/acetaminophen 5-325M?
Last night, over the course of about 4 hours, I swallowed about 30 pills of oxycodone/acetaminophen 5-325M. I slept fine and feel fine today. What should I be concerned about? This was not a suicide attempt.
  Go to the ER... NOW... please go soon... Liver damage, kidney damage, lasting affects on your body that could be fatal.

You don't need to take ANY more Oxy for a while.
Ashley M
is Naloxone Pentazocine the same as hydrocodone?
Naloxone Pentazocine is a pill i have yet I can't remember if it is the same as Hydrocodone
Phil H
Can someone please help me with a question about Midol and Ibuprofen?
Hi, I use medications with ibuprofen like Motrin and Advil to deal with cramps. However, I have recently noticed that I suffer from quite a bit of bloating also so I'm thinking about switching to Midol which is also supposed to help with bloat and fatigue. One thing I've noticed about Midol is that it does not use ibuprofen for pain relief, it uses something called Acetaminophen. Anyway I usually take 1 or 2 200 mg of ibuprofen to deal with the pain but Midol uses 500 mg of Acetaminophen for each gelcap. Does anyone know if the two drugs have equal pain relieving power? Thanks, your answers are much appreciated.
I did say I'm planning on switching to Midol not taking both and I've gone to but I'm trying to find out if ibuprophen and acetaminophen have equal pain relieving power or do you have to take more or less.
  I take midol because cannot take any ibuprofen or aspirin products and it does have less of the pain reliever than your ibuprofen,but midol has caffeine in it. and in pain relievers the caffeine absorbs the medicine to help it to work faster. you should be able to go to for info on midol and caffeine with pain relievers
What is the difference between codeine and morphine addiction?
If someone is addicted to codeine(hydrocodone etc) and quits cold turkey,
is his/her symptoms the same as someone addicted to roughly the same amount of morphine sulfate?

And,do morphine pills contain codeine as their addictive ingredient,or are hydrocodone and oxycodone very different from morphine sulfate?

Thanks,research purposes.
thank you for your answer
  Codeine is a mild opiate, that breaks down to morphine in the liver. The withdrawals are not as bad as other opiates. Hydrocodone and oxycodone are semi synthetic opiates derived from codeine. They are fairly strong and the addiction potential is much higher than codeine. He withdrawals can be pretty bad. Morphine is the gold standard of hospitals. It's abuse potential is very high, and the addiction potential is also very high. The withdrawals can be very bad. Morphine pills contain morphine sulfate, not codeine or any other opiate. Vicodin contain hydrocodone and acetaminophen, oxycontin contains oxycodone, and a Tylenol series, Tylenol 1, 2, 3, and 4 contain differing amounts of codeine and acetaminophen.
How can I switch back to Vicodin from Mobic?
My doctor prescribed me Hydrocodone (Vicodin) for my back. I have been taking it for a few weeks. I called for a refill and he asked me to come in. Then he prescribed me Mobic. It doesn't work as well as Hydrocodone. What can or should I do to get back on Vicodin?
  You can talk to your doctor, but you might not get very far. Vicodin works wonderfully but is extremely habit forming. (It's from the heroin/morphine family of drugs, a schedule 3 controlled substance. These drugs block the pain receptors so that you literally don't feel pain. That's why they are so popular and easy to abuse.) It's not ment for long term usage - it's for accute pain, or for terminally ill patients.

Mobic is an anti-inflammatory drug, it's much safer to take long term. It's ment to loosen up the muscles and joints and prevent inflammation. It's designed for everyday usage.

Your doctor probably felt that you were past the need for an immediate pain killer - he/she should have discussed this with you, but if you're not in excruciating, horrible pain they did the responsible thing in not giving you more vicodin.

Sorry to not be able to give you an answer you wanted to hear.
Can I take a 10mg hydrocodone 9 hours after taking a 30 mg adderall?
I took 30 mgs of adderall at 11:00 a.m. and am now feeling alot of pain from the come down. I still feel really awake I just feel icky and in pain. Is it safe to take a 10mg hydrocodone at 9:00 p.m? It's been about 9 or 10 hours.
Poll on over-the-counter pain relievers...?
Which OTC pain reliever do you prefer to use or is most effective at decreasing your pain?

a) Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

b) Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, Nuprin)

c) Naproxen (Aleve)

d) Aspirin (Bayer, St. Joseph)

e) Ketoprofen (Orudis KT)

f) Combo pills of acetaminophen and aspirin (like Excedrin)

g) Other - if you choose "Other", please list
Sigh... only two answers so far. I need at least 30 for this to be an even remotely legitimate poll.
Common Sense
  Ibuprofen for sure. For some reason extra strenght tylenol doesnt even work as good as ib does.
bRi!--It's a GIRL 3/4/11
Where to place pain medication patch?
My doctor gave me a patch called butrans for pain. It is similar to fentanyl except it lasts 7 days instead of 3. I can basically put it anywhere on my body I want, I workout a lot so I want to put it somewhere where it wont get easily agitated. Any suggestions? Can't put it on my chest cause thats where the last 2 were and you cant repeat the same spot until the 4th cycle. Also how can I keep it on better when I sweat working out? If it comes off and I reapply it does the medication still work? Thanks!
I have been on literally every medication known to pain management, how I am alive, simply. a miracle. Heres just a list of some of what ive been on, vicodin (hydrocodone) percocet (oxycodone/acetaminophen), oxycodone HCL, Ultram (tramadol), morphine sulfate, morphine sulfate Extended Release, morphine sulfate Controlled release, Fentanyl ( in all forms, patch, lolly pop, candy, etc) subutex, suboxone, Ryzolt, darvol....and more. I was a hugggggge druggy. It started with a real injury and pain and lead to an acting performance/lies that makes charlie sheen look like a wanna-be me. Glad to be off most things now but just starting this Butrans stuff and having trouble keeping it on. Its new to the US market, in Europe its had great success. It is supposidly opiates with the addictive compound removed. So supposidly when they take you off it you dont have withdrawls, cravings, or any side effects. The only problem I heard is it takes time to get use to feeling "normal" again. It does ma
CHerry CHip, hydrocodone is mixed with tylenol. That is why it says 10mg/another #. The second number is the important one, you can take as many pills without overdosing so long as that number stay under 4500mg in one day. Example if you take hydrocodone 10/500mg pills, you can take 9 in one 24hr period. I consider 24hrs as in when you wake up and go to bed. So really sometimes it can be less or more in 24hrs. You dont really overdose until you hit 6000mg but dont test it out. Another thing, make sure if you take any other pills there is no actemetaphen in any of it. <----thats the same as tylenol. Be careful but enjoy! also nyquil has tylenol in it, little do people know that!
Side not CHerry Chip, if you have never taken hydrocone then play it by ear, dont take 9 all at once, take 2-3 and see how it goes from there, I am not a doctor its just my personal experience, 2-3 should know a 116lb person on there ass ( euphoria)

  I would put it on the lower abdominal area. Just be sure to put it somewhere that your clothes won't interfere The buttocks are supposed to also be a good place. It is best to ask the doctor or the pharmacy to be absolutely sure. I have heard that the chest area is not recommended, but that could have been a different medication.
How would you compare Naproxen to Hydrocodone for pain relief?
I recently had some Hydrocod-APAP 325mgs from my motor vehicle accident, but recently ran out. I found some Naproxen 500mg in my medicine cabinet and wanted to ask experienced people's opinions on how the pain relief feels different.

I understand that Hydrocodone is an opiate analegic and Naproxen is an anti-inflammatory, but I would still like to see how people compare the 2.
edas s
  You can't compare them,, they are different and they effect your body different. One is for pain and the other is for inflammation.
Here is a good link you should check out for Rx info.

And the 325 you are talking about in the hydrocodone is the Tylenol in it not the narcotic. You probably meant 5/325 which is 5 mg. of hydrocodone. I take hydrocodone, just a different strength every day for a spine injury

And I agree with the RN. If the naproxen provides pain relief you will be far better off taking it. Good luck
Any cures for people with Hepatitis C for headaches ?
A friend has Hepatitis C. Her liver is weak due to the Hep C. I looked up a list of things she should be avoiding and taking more of.She's not supposed to take acetaminophen or ibuprofen because it weakens the liver. However, she got a really bad headache today and couldn't take anything to relieve the pain. Any ideas for home remedies to relieve headaches or any other medicines she can take?
Any advice would be appreciated.
  Most books say that the typical approach is low dose acetaminophen (500-1000mg) per day which most texts say isn't too harmful, but that would probably assume you were not in the later stages. I hate to say it but in many cases I see narcotics being used such as a low acetaminophen hydrocodone combo. 10/325 or something like that to minimize the amount of tylenol. I have to say this but, opiate pain medications can be very addictive as I cannot suggest someone resort to that unless they are aware of the potential dangers if they aren't already. Oxycodone is not supposed to be harmful to the liver, or at least not that any research has found yet that I'm aware of. So, that is sometimes used if the dr. feels it is appropriate. I would assume that a plain oxycodone pill minus the tylenol would be the best bet if absolutely necessary. I guess it would all depend on what other health problems you have and what parts of your gastrointestinal system are most sensitive. Even the oxycodone while not particularly harmful to your liver can cause constipation and that probably wouldn't be real helpful if your friends liver is weak. It's really tough to find a pain med that is side-effect free... although exedrin has always worked wonders for me, tylenol and aspirin by themselves do nothing, but small doses of caffeine are added to dilates the blood vessels.

I have been making a list of herbal remedies that are safe and effective, and it seems that she may find an answer there. Ultimately, it is up to her doctor to decide what is best suited for your friends case. Try searching the links below and perhaps you may find some info she can discuss with her doctor there.

There is a link below where you can find a lot of storys from others. The first is a topic on pain meds, and the other is just the entrance to a forum of countless others dealing with this disease.
Bradley F
Mixing naproxen,acetaminophen and fexmid?
I have a lot of muscle pain that flares up occasionally. I had a prescrip for 500 mg of vimovo (naproxen and esomerprazole magnesium) and Fexmid 7.5 mg (cyclobenzaprine). I took the naproxen thinking it was a muscle relaxer and then took two 500 mg of acetaminophen. I checked the internet to make sure that was not a problem and it looks okay. But i would like to take the fexmid (muscle relaxer) but do not want to have an interaction. Anyone know about this? Thanks for your help.
  I do not know what the espo magnesium is but you can take the flexeril (FEXMID) with the acatamenophen and naproxin.
is it safe to take 3 acetaminophen and codeine phosphate?
is it safe to take 3acetaminophen and codeine phosphate?
each tablet contains
acetaminophen USP.......... 300mg
codeine phosphate...... 30mg?

Big NO
That will blow your liver away bud.

Do not do it. Switch to ibuprofen or aspirin. Drink tons and tons of water or juices.
I do not know what your body weight is, but that is enough acetominaphen to really do some damage.
is it safe to take 3 acetaminophen and codeine phosphate?
is it safe to take 3acetaminophen and codeine phosphate?
each tablet contains
acetaminophen USP.......... 300mg
codeine phosphate...... 30mg?
Big NO
That will blow your liver away bud.

Do not do it. Switch to ibuprofen or aspirin. Drink tons and tons of water or juices.
I do not know what your body weight is, but that is enough acetominaphen to really do some damage.
NyQuil or Theraflu for a cold?
I am about to go to bed and was thinking what should I take before I do so? I have body aches, feel clammy and have been tired all day. I also feel very horse I guess would be there term? I guess congested in my chest would better describe it. I want to wake up feeling better =) So Should I take Theraflu for FLU & Sore throat or Vicks NyQuil (nighttime) Multi-sympton Cold/Flue relief.

Theraflu contains Acetaminophen 650 mg Pheniramine maleate 20 mg and Phenylphrine hydrochlodride 10mg

NyQuil contains Acetaminophen 500 mg Dextromethorphan 15 mg and doxylamine succinate 6.25 mg

So which is the better to take?
Whitey's Latina
IMAGE OF YELLOW & WHITE GENERIC SOMA and hydrocodone tablet?
its a round half yellow &half white tablet with "A 138" on the yellow side. is this a generic compound of soma and hydrocodone?
  call your local poison control center for pill identification. I use to work at one and got questions like that all the time.

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