37 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen taken for the purpose of 'Pain' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Jan 19, 2016 (Started Mar 09, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325 mg-5 mg Three times daily

Oct 1, 2015 (Started Mar 09, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drug dependence)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325 mg-5 mg Three times daily

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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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Nov 10, 2014 (Started Nov 24, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 11, 2014 (Started Nov 24, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Sep 1, 2014 (Started Feb 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325-10 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Feb 02, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325-10 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jan 11, 2014 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg-5 mg All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: It allows me to be more engaged with more energy and less pain. I never take more than enough to control symptoms. I hate feeling 'loopy'. This allows me to function.
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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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

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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!

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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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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

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