131 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

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Jul 9, 2012 (Started Jun 07, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (dry eyes)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 325 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Does not constipate me, but helps to moderate diarrhea dominant Irritable bowel syndrome
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jun 22, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (wired)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 325 mg-10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't recommend regular use of this medication. It is highly addictive and only moderately efficacious in relieving pain. I learned this the hard way, as I had a doctor who hated seeing me in pain and she encouraged me to take up to 4 a day. Back in 200- 2005 I often took 2-3 a day, for up to 3 days in a row, more when I was in bad shape, until I noticed how stopping taking it seemed to exponentially increase my pain. These days I take it VERY rarely. I can't remember the last time I took more than 3 in one week and usually I go weeks between needing any at all.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jun 19, 2012 (Started Apr 28, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea and vomiting)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Take with food. It can tear up your tummy!

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Jun 17, 2012 (Started May 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for arthritis pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (chronic constipation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take this as needed. Works better if not taken everyday.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 1, 2011 (Started May 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for arthritis pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Vicodin worked for my back and joint pains for a few years and then it stopped working. I never felt in the least bit dizzy or drugged while taking it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 26, 2012 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

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

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May 21, 2012 (Started May 21, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (alternating constipation and diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 19, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I take this pain killer, and not the Tramadol, when I am going to take the Cyclobenzaprine. My doctor told me that Tramadol has bad reaction with the muscle relaxer, so on days I take it, I have to take Hydrocodone. This painkiller, lie the Tramadol, causes severe constipation and difficulty urinating (I will have the urge, but then I try to relieve myself and am not able to).

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Mar 2, 2012 (Started Jul 07, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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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

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Feb 2, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Ehlers-Danlos syndrome hypermobility type)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation, more alert)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I actually have a script for 1-2 tablets as needed. I find that this medicine "wake's me up" if I'm trying to sleep, so I try not to take it at night if I can avoid it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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