73 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen with a cost of < $25

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Mar 26, 2010 (Started Mar 19, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for joint pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 325 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Side-effects: Severe nausea, muscle aches, foot swelling, vomiting when you don't take it with food and you overheat. When I'm walking around in the shops I tend to overheat. Where I live in the summer it get's hot --- I overheat vomit, and my feet swell so badly that they hurt!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea

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Mar 26, 2010 (Started Nov 13, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 250 mg-10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleeplessness, lightheadedness, intoxicated feeling

Mar 25, 2009 (Started Nov 13, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sleeplessness, lightheadedness, intoxicated feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't use to much. I think that was my problem and my neuro sent me to a pain management doctor. GREAT DECISION.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleeplessness, lightheadedness, intoxicated feeling

Feb 4, 2009 (Started Nov 13, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleeplessness, lightheadedness, intoxicated feeling

Sep 26, 2008 (Started Nov 13, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: sleeplessness, lightheadedness, intoxicated feeling

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Mar 14, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (slow motor skills)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 500 mg-10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I only take this when I am in a flare and the pain is intolerable. It does not take all the pain away, but it does help manage my arthritis so that I can tolerate my FMS.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: slow motor skills

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Mar 13, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Extreme pain not controlled with ibuprofen)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 750 mg-7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The dosage of only 2 pills per day is not enough to control my pain. As soon as it starts to wear off I am in pain again and I have to wait hours before I can take another.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 2, 2010 (Started Dec 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive sweating, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 x 500 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Seemed to work well in the beginning but with diminishing efficacy.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive sweating, sleepiness

Dec 20, 2009 (Started Dec 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive sweating, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 12 x 500 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Vicodin eliminates virtually every Fibromyalgia symptom I experience. I take 20/2000mg, which is about three times the typical dose, but it works. To date, this is the only treatment that makes me feel like a normal human being. Everybody tells me it's dangerous and most doctors REFUSE to prescribe it for me on a long-term basis, but they aren't the ones in pain. If they could help find something that actually works as well as Vicodin I'd be happy to take it.
Side effects: excessive sweating, sleepiness

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Jan 30, 2010 (Started Aug 26, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constipation, problems concentrating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I realized that long term use of this drug has been affecting me in ways that are hard to explain. I am pretty sure that it is part of the reason I feel sluggish and foggy minded a lot. I didn't feel that way when I started taking it some 6 years ago but recently realized that i was feeling this way and it was not the depression. I stopped taking Vicodin eight days ago and it was a bit strange at first -- detoxing and getting used to using the Aleve more but I do feel better than I thought I would now.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, problems concentrating

Aug 26, 2008 (Started Aug 26, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, problems concentrating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 500 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am very conscientious about controlling my constipation with a variety of rememdies: 1) High fiber diet of whole grains, vegetables and fruit. 2) Exercise helps to stimulate the peristalsis in my GI tract healthy. 3) Naturalax once or twice a week alternating with a tea made by Traditional Medicinals called "Chocolate Smooth Move" which is very effective. They make a plain Smooth Move also that I don't find effective but I guess others do.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, problems concentrating

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Jan 22, 2010 (Started Jul 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sugery pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 2, 2009 (Started Jul 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 2, 2010 (Started Dec 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325 mg-10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I really am not aware of any side effects on this drug for me. I can not be without this pill for long. I have not taken it for a few hours past when scheduled, but then I am really hurting badly. I only go over time if I am at an app't. or something of that nature
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 21, 2009 (Started Sep 15, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (itching)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Worked fairly well, but acetominophen dosage was quite high on a daily basis. That was the reason for the change in meds.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: itching

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Nov 9, 2009 (Started Feb 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation

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