9 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen with a side effects rating of Severe

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Jan 15, 2014 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (tension headache)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Half the dose, only when needed and nothing else has worked. This stuff sucks!

May 30, 2011 (Started Jun 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (tension headache)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I don't know how this treatment got put under the "depression" treatment category. I can't delete that although I would like to. I ONLY use it sparingly for Fibromyalgia and I find even a small dosage causes a headache which rather defeats the purpose. Not as useful as it was before.

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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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Oct 1, 2011 (Started May 30, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2050 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Had to switch to Norco - 325 mg. (acetaminophen) / 10 mg. (hydrocodone). The Vicodin has 750 mgs. (acetaminophen) / 7.5 (hydrocodone). Too much acetaminophen/tylenol content is horrible for your liver.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 1, 2010 (Started Aug 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg-10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Very hard on my liver. Extreme vomiting
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: fatigue, fatigue

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May 19, 2010 (Started May 17, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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Mar 26, 2010 (Started Mar 19, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for joint pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 325 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Side-effects: Severe nausea, muscle aches, foot swelling, vomiting when you don't take it with food and you overheat. When I'm walking around in the shops I tend to overheat. Where I live in the summer it get's hot --- I overheat vomit, and my feet swell so badly that they hurt!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea

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Feb 3, 2010 (Started Dec 18, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for I generally dont take the higher dosage)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pre surgery)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for surgical pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 325 mg-10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For my body, this medication slowly sent me into rapid cycling

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Jan 30, 2010 (Started Aug 26, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (problems concentrating, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I realized that long term use of this drug has been affecting me in ways that are hard to explain. I am pretty sure that it is part of the reason I feel sluggish and foggy minded a lot. I didn't feel that way when I started taking it some 6 years ago but recently realized that i was feeling this way and it was not the depression. I stopped taking Vicodin eight days ago and it was a bit strange at first -- detoxing and getting used to using the Aleve more but I do feel better than I thought I would now.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, constipation

Aug 26, 2008 (Started Aug 26, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (problems concentrating, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 x 500 mg-5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am very conscientious about controlling my constipation with a variety of rememdies: 1) High fiber diet of whole grains, vegetables and fruit. 2) Exercise helps to stimulate the peristalsis in my GI tract healthy. 3) Naturalax once or twice a week alternating with a tea made by Traditional Medicinals called "Chocolate Smooth Move" which is very effective. They make a plain Smooth Move also that I don't find effective but I guess others do.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, constipation

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May 4, 2009 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (chronic diarrhea, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Side effects: constipation, chronic diarrhea

Apr 27, 2009 (Started Apr 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: not for severe pain more useful as a med for low to moderate pain
Side effects: constipation, chronic diarrhea

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