131 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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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Oct 27, 2009 (Started May 15, 2009)

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

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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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Jan 19, 2010 (Started Oct 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: No longer worked.

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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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