What is Vicodin HP?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

See also: Vicodin ES

Vicodin® HP, is an opioid narcotic analgesic and analgesic combination used in the management of chronic pain. Each dose of Vicodin® ES contains hydrocodone bitartrate 10 mg and acetaminophen 660 mg.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 11 6
Fibromyalgia 7 3
Pain in lower back 4 1
Back pain 2 4
Migraine headaches 2 0
Neck pain 2 1

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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
1
Moderate
5
Mild
3
None
0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vicodin HP

Side effect Patients
Chest pain 1
Chronic constipation 1
Constipation 1
Daytime sleepiness 1
Depressed mood 1
Emotional sensitivity 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vicodin HP

Dosage Patients
300-5 mg every other day 1
300-10mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Vicodin HP

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 2
Side effects too severe 2
Did not seem to work 1
Other 1
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Duration

Currently taking Vicodin HP

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

Stopped taking Vicodin HP

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 3
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 7
Not specified 2

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Vicodin HP after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Lidocaine patch (Lidoderm) 1
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 1
Pregabalin (Lyrica) 1

Patients stopped taking Vicodin HP and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril) 1
Tramadol (Ultram) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Vicodin HP

Oct 9, 2011 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain in feet)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for back pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 x 660 mg-10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 8, 2011 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stomach pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 28, 2010 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for stomach pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 tab(s) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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