What is Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen?

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Hydrocodone is an opiate pain medication used in the relief of moderate to severe pain. Acetaminophen (also known as APAP and paracetamol) is typically used for management of mild to moderate pain; when in combination, it increases the effect of hydrocodone.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 1,843 719
fibromyalgia 798 330
Pain in lower back 426 194
Back pain 101 67
Muscle pain 77 49
Breakthrough pain 68 41

Show all 334 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 75
Moderate 219
Mild 426
None 408

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Side effect Patients
Constipation 165
Drowsiness 54
Nausea 54
Sleepiness 49
Dizziness 26
Brain fog 23

Show all 187 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Dosage Patients
325-10 mg four times daily 22
500mg-5mg as needed 21
325-10 mg three times daily 19
325 mg-10 mg four times daily 11
325-10mg as needed 11
325mg-10mg as needed 11
325mg-5mg as needed 10
325-5mg as needed 9
325 mg-5 mg three times daily 8
300-5mg as needed 8

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Why patients stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

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Reason Patients
Other 202
Did not seem to work 196
Doctor's advice 174
Course of treatment ended 135
Side effects too severe 111
Personal research 30
Change in health plan coverage 21
Expense 15
See all 682 patients who've stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration

Currently taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 40
2 - 5 years 102
5 - 10 years 126
10 years or more 67

Stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 114
1 - 6 months 157
6 months - 1 year 98
1 - 2 years 99
2 - 5 years 149
5 - 10 years 62
10 years or more 35
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 659
Usually 285
Sometimes 158
Never taken as prescribed 26
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 39
Somewhat hard to take 113
A little hard to take 187
Not at all hard to take 789
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 2
$50-99 17
$25-49 73
< $25 650
Not specified 384

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 50
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 10
Morphine (Morphine ER) 8
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 7
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 6

Show all 45 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 34
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 30
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 19
Morphine (Morphine ER) 13
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic) 9

Show all 44 treatments patients report switching to

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134 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

May 5, 2017 (Started May 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Sinus pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325-5 mg Three times daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 12, 2017 (Started Apr 15, 2014)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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