131 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

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Sep 11, 2008 (Started Sep 02, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: You must use it only as directed to avoid complications like overdose and addiction. Follow your doctors orders and try other means of pain relief first befor ereaching for narcotics.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Oct 9, 2008 (Started Jun 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (brain fog, lightheadedness, sleepiness, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: brain fog, lightheadedness, drowsiness, sleepiness

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Oct 10, 2008 (Started Mar 04, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This pain killer may cause you to have a upset stomache at the beginning but it does go away after time.

Oct 4, 2008 (Started Mar 04, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Although it never takes the pain away completely, it does ease the pain so that it is tolerable. This med can make you kind of spacey so take it with care.

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Nov 30, 2008 (Started Sep 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: sleepiness

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Dec 28, 2008 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: One does not work, and it does not last long, I believe due to my gastric bypass surgery. Ultram seems to work better for the long term, and vicoden (at least 10 mg) for short term, acute pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Dec 30, 2008 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Is addictive, and continues to need more because it looses effectiveness.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 5, 2009 (Started Sep 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Dec 20, 2008 (Started Sep 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 325 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Make sure if you feel its not helping to tell your doctor ASAP, and make sure he understands what you are telling him/her. If you know your body develops a tolerance after prolonged use make sure you tell your doc before taking this med, so they can have a heads up incase you call and report its not effective

Dec 16, 2008 (Started Sep 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: the dosage has become no effective for me, as my body has adapted to the dosage

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Mar 21, 2009 (Started Jun 09, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (constipation, sleeplessness, sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: Be ready with a plan for the constipation that you will most probably have. Give your body time to adjust to this meds
Side effects: sleeplessness, sleepiness, constipation

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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

May 4, 2009 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (constipation, chronic diarrhea)
  • 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

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