37 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen with a adherence rating of Usually

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Oct 2, 2015 (Started Nov 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 x 325 mg-10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been taking hydrocodone under many names over the years. Some of the names were Vicodin, Lortab, and Norco. They all seemed to work the same which was not that good. I just started taking the 10/325 yesterday so I will have to see how well a higher dosage pill helps me. I really hope I see an improvement in my pain levels with this new dose. My dosages have been up and down as my PCP was really mad at me for quitting Lyrica. I was hallucinating and could fall asleep right in the middle of a sentence while I was talking. I totaled 2 cars and was lucky that I didn't kill some innocent victim! Both accidents happened while I was hallucinating. It was plain awful taking the Lyrica but my PCP didn't understand and cut my hydrocodone down to the bare bones. I just went 3 years without a dosage increase as she had told me to never ask again but I couldn't help finally breaking down and asking. I asked for 2 x 7.5 per day and she said, "No" but then the very next month she wrote it for the same amount that I had asked for by writing me 45 x 10mg per month. That is still 15 mg a day. Bless her heart for helping me out!!! I hate it when I don't have a life because of pain...
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 15, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (chronic constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 325 mg-10 mg Five times daily

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Feb 15, 2015 (Started Apr 16, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 15, 2011 (Started Apr 16, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Took pain away . Yeah :)

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Sep 25, 2013 (Started Dec 19, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (cluster headaches, rebound headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This one caused cluster headaches and rebound headaches. Be sure to let your doctor know if you are having trouble. I knew it was going to cause this issue but the doctor insisted I try it her way. I had to balance if I wanted to deal with the headaches and ease the back pain or to suffer the back pain to prevent the headaches. Sucked either way I did it.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 11, 2013 (Started Dec 19, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for migraine headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (cluster headaches, rebound headaches)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Since I have started taking this medication again I have started getting the rebound headaches back plus now I can have a continuous headache for up to 4-5 days. I now have to decide on weather I want relief from my back pain and being able to be up and do thing to taking the risk of getting these headaches which in turn can keep me in bed fighting off a possible migraine. Switching the relief of one pain to a maybe that I will have a different one to contend with and decide which one is the worse one to deal with and keep me from trying to live as normal a life as I can. I also have to pay over twice the amount for the pain medication as I did for the oxycodone. With out any income this is a greater burden on me to come up with the money. I am disabled and can't work and have no income.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 21, 2011 (Started Dec 19, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for migraine headaches)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (cluster headaches, rebound headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: watch for rebound headaches watch for becoming tired (depends on dosage) I carried the medication with me everywhere in case of pain
Cost: < $25 monthly

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May 1, 2013 (Started Aug 05, 2008)

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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