8 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen with a burden rating of Very hard to take

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Jan 15, 2014 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tension headache)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Half the dose, only when needed and nothing else has worked. This stuff sucks!

May 30, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tension headache)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I don't know how this treatment got put under the "depression" treatment category. I can't delete that although I would like to. I ONLY use it sparingly for Fibromyalgia and I find even a small dosage causes a headache which rather defeats the purpose. Not as useful as it was before.

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2013 (Started Aug 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Upset stomach, Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 500 mg-2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Too much constipation.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Upset stomach

Oct 10, 2011 (Started Aug 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Upset stomach, Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 500 mg-2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I believe I may have developed a tolerance to Lortab and it does not work as well as it might have in the past. It helps tremendously for pain and I take as few as I am able 1-2 a day typically. Frequency depends on activities. It is helpful when I struggle with diarrhea because it slows my bowel down. I notice no impairment whatsoever and can function fine.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Upset stomach

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 10, 2012 (Started Jul 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 500 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When I started taking this medication as long as I ate with it I experienced no nausea, but a few months later, I experienced nausea/vomiting even after only taking half the prescribed dosage.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 4, 2011 (Started Nov 23, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Whole body ache)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 500 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I manage it only if I can't take the pain... but I'm scared to get addicted to the med. is very devastating dealing with pain and med.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 4, 2009 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Chronic Diarrhea, Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: Constipation, Chronic Diarrhea

Apr 27, 2009 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: not for severe pain more useful as a med for low to moderate pain
Side effects: Constipation, Chronic Diarrhea

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 10 x 325 mg-10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have built a tolerance to them. Even the 10mg.

  • 0 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

Oct 9, 2008 (Started Jun 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Drowsiness, Sleepiness, Lightheadedness, Brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: Brain fog, Lightheadedness, Drowsiness, Sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks
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