17 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone ER taken for the purpose of 'Pain' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Feb 23, 2015 (Started Feb 03, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Only use as needed, effective if used only when absolutely needed for pain
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 15, 2014 (Started Oct 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 20, 2013 (Started Sep 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Headaches)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: This was an effective medication for my DDD and joint pain. I used it only when I really needed it, and didn't mind that it made me drowsy. I was forced off of it when my doctor told the pharmacy she was no longer my doctor, and my primary doctor refused to prescribe it, since it's a narcotic.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 13, 2012 (Started Sep 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 1, 2012 (Started Aug 15, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I can no longer find a doctor to prescribe it that excepts medicade

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 28, 2010 (Started Jan 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks

May 27, 2010 (Started Jul 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Not appropriate for Fibromyalgia..seems to increase symptoms after the medication wore off. Also the side effects of dry mouth was uncomfortable.

Feb 28, 2010 (Started Jul 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I talk a half at a time to reduce my pain level to function (to get to Dr apt) without the sleepiness or nausea. Only as needed. I hate meds. Other wise if pain is preventing me from sleep I'll take one or 2 to sleep through the pain.

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Feb 12, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 12, 2010 (Started Aug 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Important decision making impaired, Drowsiness, Confusion, Brain fog, Dizziness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Try to wean yourself off of this asap. I normally only take this for dental procedures however due to 6 unplanned surgeries since Feb 07, I was forced to take it as needed as I am highly allergic (anaphylactic shock) to Percocet and experienced that right 2 days after my neck fusion on 10/19/07 when I was rushed to the ER and spent a wonderful 3 1/2 hrs there where they determined I am in fact allergic to it and if it hadn't been for my EPI-pen for bee stings I administered at the prompting of my Walgreens pharmacist, I'd be dead.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Brain fog, Drowsiness, Important decision making impaired, Confusion, Dizziness

May 19, 2009 (Started Aug 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Important decision making impaired, Confusion, Brain fog)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only take this when I just absolutely cannot take the pain of my shoulders from the Clavicle resections I had on both coupled with the Fybro in my shoulders and neck and the degenerative arthritis in my neck from the Herniations.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Brain fog, Drowsiness, Important decision making impaired, Confusion, Dizziness

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 8, 2009 (Started Jun 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Nausea and vomiting, Confusion, Headaches, Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It helps
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea and vomiting, Confusion, Constipation, Headaches

Dec 11, 2008 (Started Jun 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Headaches, Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: It helps the severity of pain, but can't stop it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Nausea and vomiting, Confusion, Constipation, Headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2009 (Started Apr 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Dizziness, Constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: When taking this medication you really want to make sure you are drinking a lot of water and eating plenty of fiber. I also recommend taking a stool softener along with it. If you don't then you can get extremely hard stools and constipation.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Dizziness, Constipation

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