What is Vicodin ES?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

See also: Vicodin HP

Vicodin® ES is a brand name for the combination of hydrocodone 7.5 mg, an opioid pain medication and acetaminophen 750 mg, an analgesic. It is used to relive moderate to severe pain.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 77 14
Fibromyalgia 40 6
Back pain 7 3
Arthritis pain 4 0
Breakthrough pain 4 2

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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 3
Moderate 2
Mild 9
None 14

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vicodin ES

Side effect Patients
Sleepiness 3
Constipation 2
Balance problems 1
Constant vomiting 1
Depressed mood 1
Dry mouth 1

Show all 12 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vicodin ES

Dosage Patients
5 x 750 mg-7.5 mg daily 1
2 750mg-7.5mg as needed 1
750mg-7.5mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Vicodin ES

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 8
Did not seem to work 7
Other 5
Course of treatment ended 4
See all 23 patients who've stopped taking Vicodin ES

Duration

Currently taking Vicodin ES

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Vicodin ES

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 6
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 21
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 15
Not specified 12
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4 patient evaluations for Vicodin ES

Jan 1, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Hyperactivity)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg-7.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For a little while it worked but then it did not seem to work and I was taken more than I should trying to get relief. The doctor started me on a different regement of care.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Hyperactivity

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 19, 2010 (Started Oct 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Back pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: No longer worked.

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 2, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Weakness in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain in forearm)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Weakness in forearm)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 750 mg-7.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 1, 2009 (Started Jul 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Weakness in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain in hands)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain in forearm)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Weakness in forearm)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 x 750 mg-7.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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