What is Hydrocodone XR?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Hysingla ER Zohydro Vantrela ER

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Hydrocodone XR is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two of naturally occurring opiates, codeine and thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 8 5
Back pain 3 2
Fibromyalgia 3 2
Chronic pain syndrome 1 1
Migraine headaches 1 0
Muscle pain 1 0

Show all 8 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 1
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrocodone XR

Side effect Patients
Constipation 1
Fatigue 1
Motion sickness 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydrocodone XR

Dosage Patients
20 mg twice daily 2
20 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Hydrocodone XR

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped taking Hydrocodone XR

Duration

Currently taking Hydrocodone XR

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Hydrocodone XR

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

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydrocodone XR after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen (Norco) 2
Buprenorphine (Subutex) 1
Oxymorphone (Opana ER) 1
Tramadol (Ultram) 1

Patients stopped taking Hydrocodone XR and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Ketamine-Lidocaine Infusion 1
Morphine ER (MS Contin) 1
tapentadol (Nucynta) 1
Tramadol (Ultram) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Hydrocodone XR.