131 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Sep 17, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It grieves me v. much to hear all the negative press and judgementalism about Vicodin users. Of all the treatments I have tried, 1/2 a tab of Vicodin, taken about 4 times a day has been the absolute best treatment, with virtually zero side effects, and allows me to think clearly, and accomplish my studies as a full-time student, as well as work fulltime. Right now, I have had the ability to obtain this drug curtailed by the doubts of my physicians and worries that I am going to abuse it. I suppose this comes from real reports of so many other abusers. However, during the rare times when my pain level is very low, I feel no need to take it and do not take it. So that is my side of the story. If I did not use Vicodin, the most effective agent that allows me the freedom to be the most active in society, I would have spent many more days home from work in bed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 11 helpful marks

Jan 22, 2009 (Started Jan 22, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: If taking this med for a long period of time and even though the med was never abused, it is living hell getting off of it. Please do it slowly and not cold turkey. I only take it now when I have an extremely high level of pain that the Tramadol does not get rid of.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 500 mg-10 mg/15 mL Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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