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

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Nov 5, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 325 mg-10 mg All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: this medicine also seems to help my mobility a little. i try and make sure that i take it every 6 hours. it just seems to work better that way.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 2, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for weakness in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in forearm)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for weakness in forearm)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 750 mg-7.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for weakness in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in forearm)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for weakness in forearm)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 750 mg-7.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 10, 2009 (Started Feb 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

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

Aug 18, 2009 (Started Jan 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 500 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Only take this when you really need to, so the effectiveness will stay with you. Otherwise you just take more and more and end up with the problem of another addiction to try to control.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 17, 2009 (Started Apr 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty falling asleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 500 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: just stay the course on dosage. it's easy for people to overdo it because they end up taking more. the effects can decrease over time if you don't consciously control how much you're taking and how often. it lifted my mood because the pain was minimized.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: difficulty falling asleep

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2009 (Started Jul 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Again, better reaction....but I am not allowed to take it, so on the shelf it goes. At least I have an ace in the hole if I need it!
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 10, 2009 (Started Jul 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Great stuff. I prefer this to my other pain killer, methadone. For some reason, my docs are not as much of a fan. That's unfortunate....I really have a superior reaction to this medicine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2009 (Started Jul 03, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 x 500 mg-5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, nausea, constipation

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 9, 2009 (Started Jan 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

  • 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
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