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 1,856 723
Fibromyalgia 805 333
Pain in lower back 396 189
Back pain 99 66
Muscle pain 77 49

Show all 292 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 76
Moderate 216
Mild 429
None 409

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Side effect Patients
Constipation 167
Drowsiness 55
Nausea 54
Sleepiness 49
Dizziness 25
Itching 22

Show all 187 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Dosage Patients
325-10 mg four times daily 21
500mg-5mg as needed 19
325-10 mg three times daily 15
325 mg-10 mg four times daily 12
325mg-10mg as needed 12
325-10mg as needed 10
325mg-5mg as needed 10
325-5mg as needed 9
325 mg-5 mg three times daily 8
300-5mg as needed 7

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Why patients stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

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Reason Patients
Other 205
Did not seem to work 200
Doctor's advice 176
Course of treatment ended 136
Side effects too severe 111
Personal research 30
Change in health plan coverage 21
Expense 15
See all 689 patients who've stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration

Currently taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 18
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 43
2 - 5 years 85
5 - 10 years 111
10 years or more 70

Stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 113
1 - 6 months 158
6 months - 1 year 97
1 - 2 years 100
2 - 5 years 151
5 - 10 years 66
10 years or more 36
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 663
Usually 284
Sometimes 157
Never taken as prescribed 26
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 40
Somewhat hard to take 114
A little hard to take 188
Not at all hard to take 788
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 2
$50-99 17
$25-49 74
< $25 650
Not specified 385

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 54
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 12
Morphine (Morphine ER) 8
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 7
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 7

Show all 48 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 34
Tramadol (Ultram) 34
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 21
Morphine (Morphine ER) 13
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic-50) 9

Show all 42 treatments patients report switching to

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133 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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