19 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen with a adherence rating of Sometimes

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Jun 27, 2016 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2014 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tension headache)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Half the dose, only when needed and nothing else has worked. This stuff sucks!

May 30, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tension headache)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I don't know how this treatment got put under the "depression" treatment category. I can't delete that although I would like to. I ONLY use it sparingly for Fibromyalgia and I find even a small dosage causes a headache which rather defeats the purpose. Not as useful as it was before.

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 22, 2012 (Started Jun 30, 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

  • 0 helpful marks

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!

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2012 (Started Jan 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It is one of the few things that makes a difference in my pain. I am NOT addicted. I am sick of people telling me all their garbage about me taking it. I find I don't need it when I get injections of steroids. I take it because I have PAIN. That's it. I wish they would quit talking about how bad it is because the junkies and addicts steal it. I think there is a type of people who can't drink alcohol or medications. I would be a completely miserable person if I didn't have it for pain. I would rather use this than be taking something constantly for pain (Cymbalta or lyrica) those side effects really scare me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 9, 2011 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in feet)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 660 mg-10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 8, 2011 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stomach pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 28, 2010 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stomach pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 tab(s) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 22, 2011 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Works ok. Works better in combination with other drugs like tramadol or flexeril.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, stomach pain

Dec 15, 2009 (Started May 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea, stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This doesn't work extremely well for fibromyalgia pain, but it does take the edge off on bad days. I usually take one every 2-3 days, sometimes less, sometimes more.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea, stomach pain

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 17, 2011 (Started Feb 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 500 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is perscribed for breakthrough pain
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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