131 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

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May 22, 2013 (Started Nov 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for breakthrough pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (elevated liver enzymes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: My liver enzymes soared, most likely due to a reaction to Cefdinir (an antibiotic) so on the advice of my doctor, I eliminated as much meds that contain Tylenol as possible. We switched from Hydrocodone to Oxycodone for that reason. I think it was in January 2013, but I'm not 100% sure of the date.

  • 1 helpful mark

May 1, 2013 (Started Aug 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, upset stomach)
  • 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 (constipation, upset stomach)
  • 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

Apr 14, 2013 (Started Jul 17, 2012)

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

Sep 28, 2012 (Started Jul 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for acute pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Without this medication, I probably wouldn't be here. It's saved my sanity many times when I dislocate or sublux something.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 18, 2013 (Started Mar 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 90 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 1, 2013 (Started Sep 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: At this point, I rarely take it. It is not effective against the fibro pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 3, 2012 (Started Sep 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only take it on the REALLY bad days, when the pain is so bad it makes me cry. It doesn't help a lot, but takes the edge off. It helps me sleep better when the pain is very bad. I won't take it if I have to drive, so many times I can't take it when I'd like to.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 17, 2012 (Started Mar 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Severe headaches associated with internal carotid artery dissection)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 15, 2012 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: It seems like every and any side affect at the present time, has been magnified whereas before (March 2012) I used for back surgery and was never nauseas.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 13, 2012 (Started Aug 28, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for surgical pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325 mg-5 mg Daily

Sep 5, 2012 (Started Aug 28, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for surgical pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helps with the tenderness at sight.

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 12, 2012 (Started Apr 28, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for whole body pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 325 mg-5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 10, 2012 (Started Dec 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in left hip radiating down my leg)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I am tking 1 to 2 every 4 hours and it helps though I get sleep.

Mar 4, 2012 (Started Dec 14, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in left hip radiating down my leg)
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Help ease left low back and leg pain

  • 0 helpful marks
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