7 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen taken for the purpose of 'pain in lower back' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Jan 27, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325-10 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: Take as prescribed. Will build tolerance quickly if you take more than prescribed.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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 :)

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 1, 2014 (Started Jan 20, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sciatica)
  • Side effects
    Mild (foot drop, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg-7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: pain relief however how long till you have to drive and be on meds doesn't work out for normal everyday life and police dui cant chance that
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 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

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

Oct 1, 2010 (Started Jun 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for breakthrough pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I did not have any problems taking this medication, and it helped me gain functionality.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, constipation

Apr 8, 2009 (Started Jun 20, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: constipation, constipation

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 22, 2009 (Started Jan 22, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in lower back)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: If taking this med for a long period of time and even though the med was never abused, it is living hell getting off of it. Please do it slowly and not cold turkey. I only take it now when I have an extremely high level of pain that the Tramadol does not get rid of.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks
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