18 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen with a burden rating of A little hard to take

141 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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).

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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

Feb 4, 2011 (Started Oct 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach, stomach pain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: stomach pain, upset stomach

Dec 1, 2010 (Started Oct 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Didn't work for migraines or tension headaches, also made me a bit drowsy.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: stomach pain, upset stomach

Oct 18, 2010 (Started Oct 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for chronic pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (upset stomach)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Vicodin does absolutely nothing for migraines and cluster headaches, but it is great for those times when I need to take the edge off other types of pain in my body. One example is when my lower back acts up because I can't do any sort of massage to relieve the pain, and there isn't much that works for it. If the pain is really bad, I will take a Vicodin and a Flexoril at night before bed, and sleep like a baby.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: stomach pain, upset stomach

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 13, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg-7.5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 13, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 325 mg-10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i have been on a lot of pain medications and believe it didnt help cause they changed the formulary and i developed a tolerance to the medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 26, 2010 (Started Apr 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased results of medication, flatulence, weight gain, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased results of medication, flatulence, constipation, weight gain, weight gain

Sep 10, 2010 (Started Apr 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (flatulence, weight gain, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased results of medication, flatulence, constipation, weight gain, weight gain

Aug 13, 2010 (Started Apr 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: can become psych. addicting. The only reason I stopped was the severe constipation
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: decreased results of medication, flatulence, constipation, weight gain, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 13, 2010 (Started Feb 04, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: chronic severe constipation, with difficulty resolving this
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, weight gain, constipation

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
Showing 10 of 18 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen