What is Hydrocodone-Ibuprofen?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Vicoprofen Reprexain HC-Ibuprofen Show all


This is a combination of an opioid analgesic, hydrocodone, a pain reliever related to narcotics and ibuprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 32 14
Fibromyalgia 23 11
Back pain 2 1
Pain in lower back 2 0
Pain in upper back 2 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 4
Moderate 6
Mild 9
None 9

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrocodone-Ibuprofen

Side effect Patients Percentage
Nausea 4
Balance problems 1
Decreased appetite 1
Dizziness 1
Drowsiness 1
Dry mouth 1

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Based on patients currently taking Hydrocodone-Ibuprofen

Dosage Patients Percentage
7.5-200mg as needed 1
7.5mg-200mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Hydrocodone-Ibuprofen

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 10
Doctor's advice 8
Did not seem to work 7
Side effects too severe 4
Course of treatment ended 3
Personal research 1
See all 27 patients who've stopped taking Hydrocodone-Ibuprofen


Currently taking Hydrocodone-Ibuprofen

Duration Patients Percentage
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Hydrocodone-Ibuprofen

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 9
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 1
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 19
Usually 4
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 19
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 1
< $25 18
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydrocodone-Ibuprofen after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Acetaminophen (paracetamol)-caffeine-codeine (Ratio-Lenoltec #3) 1
Butalbital-acetaminophen-caffeine (Fioricet) 1
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) 1
Duloxetine (Cymbalta) 1
Ibuprofen (Ibuprofen Prescription) 1

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Patients stopped taking Hydrocodone-Ibuprofen and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 2
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 2
Acetaminophen (paracetamol)-caffeine-codeine (Ratio-Lenoltec #3) 1
Buprenorphine patch (BuTrans patch) 1
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 1

Show all 9 treatments patients report switching to

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3 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Ibuprofen

Jan 6, 2011 (Started Mar 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (decreased appetite, nausea, sleeplessness)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I believe that my decrease in migraines is due to me taking this medication often. It is probably hard for migraine pain to come through while already on a narcotic for pain. This medication has helped with my fibro pain a lot, although there are times that I find that I am using this medication a lot to control the pain, but that it is not helping to break the pain cycle to make me feel better. When I am having bad pain that I am unable to break the cycle, I tend to take two pills at a time instead of one as prescribed. I do this when I feel my only other option is to go to the ER- but lately, which I believe is contributed to no prevention medication, I am stuck in this cycle often and for a long time. Some months the prescription of 40 pills lasts the month, but the last few months, it has only lasted for about two to three weeks. Unless the pain is severe, I still try to hold off on asking for refill until the month mark hits. Twice lately, I have had to call the clinic and ask for a refill early. Both these times, there was the situation of not being able to break the pain and me taking two pills often instead of one. I also notice that when I am in periods of taking this often, it affects my sleep. I have never experiences the 'high' of a narcotic, which I was told is because I am actually taking it for what it is meant and because I have a tolerance to narcotics due to the fact that I have been taking them since I was really young for various pain issues. I find that I can function normally while on this medication, but again, it makes me almost more awake than when not taking it. I feel that I need medication to help me sleep, but am concerned about what is safe to take which a narcotic. This is something I will be talking to my Dr. about at this weeks appointment.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: decreased appetite, nausea, sleeplessness

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May 5, 2010 (Started Mar 14, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 7.5 mg-200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 12, 2009 (Started Oct 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Severe (too much IBF)
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: It helped very much for my pain but it really made my belly ache, so I will go back to Norvca (Loitab 10/325
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: too much IBF

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