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 1,908 756
Fibromyalgia 823 339
Pain in lower back 426 202
Back pain 103 69
Muscle pain 78 49

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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
Severe 75
Moderate 224
Mild 444
None 432

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Side effect Patients
Constipation 170
Drowsiness 59
Nausea 53
Sleepiness 51
Itching 30
Dizziness 25

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Dosage Patients
325-5mg as needed 20
325-10 mg four times daily 19
500mg-5mg as needed 19
325-10 mg three times daily 14
325mg-5mg as needed 14
325-10 mg twice daily 13
325-10mg as needed 11
325mg-10mg as needed 11
325-7.5 mg twice daily 8
325-5 mg three times daily 8

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Why patients stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

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Reason Patients
Other 216
Did not seem to work 215
Doctor's advice 188
Course of treatment ended 146
Side effects too severe 118
Personal research 31
Change in health plan coverage 22
Expense 16
See all 734 patients who've stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration

Currently taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 18
6 months - 1 year 23
1 - 2 years 36
2 - 5 years 103
5 - 10 years 141
10 years or more 68

Stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 133
1 - 6 months 157
6 months - 1 year 96
1 - 2 years 108
2 - 5 years 162
5 - 10 years 73
10 years or more 39
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 699
Usually 289
Sometimes 161
Never taken as prescribed 26
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 40
Somewhat hard to take 116
A little hard to take 194
Not at all hard to take 825
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 3
$50-99 18
$25-49 74
< $25 669
Not specified 409

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 59
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 16
Morphine (Morphine ER) 9
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 8
Ibuprofen Prescription (Motrin Prescription) 8

Show all 50 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 40
Tramadol (Ultram) 39
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 22
Morphine (Morphine ER) 15
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic) 8

Show all 44 treatments patients report switching to

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137 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Apr 11, 2018 (Started Mar 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain in knees)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for neck pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for myofascial pain syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (forgetfulness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 325-7.5 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Since changing jobs, I only need to take this on a rare basis .

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Jan 15, 2018 (Started May 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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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

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