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 1,838 717
fibromyalgia 794 327
Pain in lower back 420 193
Back pain 101 67
Muscle pain 76 48
Breakthrough pain 68 41

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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 221
Mild 425
None 404

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Side effect Patients
Constipation 167
Nausea 56
Drowsiness 55
Sleepiness 49
Dizziness 26
Brain fog 23

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Dosage Patients
500mg-5mg as needed 19
325-10 mg four times daily 18
325-10 mg three times daily 17
325 mg-10 mg four times daily 13
325-5mg as needed 11
325-10mg as needed 10
325mg-10mg as needed 10
325mg-7.5mg as needed 9
325 mg-5 mg three times daily 8
300-5mg as needed 8

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Why patients stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

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Reason Patients
Other 203
Did not seem to work 194
Doctor's advice 174
Course of treatment ended 133
Side effects too severe 110
Personal research 30
Change in health plan coverage 21
Expense 15
See all 678 patients who've stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration

Currently taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 32
1 - 2 years 37
2 - 5 years 109
5 - 10 years 118
10 years or more 58

Stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 114
1 - 6 months 154
6 months - 1 year 98
1 - 2 years 99
2 - 5 years 148
5 - 10 years 62
10 years or more 35
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 657
Usually 285
Sometimes 157
Never taken as prescribed 26
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 39
Somewhat hard to take 112
A little hard to take 186
Not at all hard to take 788
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 2
$50-99 17
$25-49 73
< $25 649
Not specified 382

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 50
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 10
Morphine (Morphine ER) 8
Codeine-acetaminophen (paracetamol) (Tylenol with Codeine #3) 7
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 6

Show all 44 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Tramadol (Ultram) 33
Oxycodone-acetaminophen (Percocet) 30
Oxycodone (Oxycodone IR) 21
Morphine (Morphine ER) 13
Fentanyl patch (Duragesic) 9

Show all 45 treatments patients report switching to

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134 patient evaluations for Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

TheWorshipper
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TheWorshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
59 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
schizoaffective disorder

See TheWorshipper's full Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen history

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
katdex
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katdex
Gender: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Left Eye : severe
Right Eye : severe
Sensation : severe
Overall : severe
Swallowing : moderate
Arms : moderate
Legs : severe
Bladder/Bowel : moderate
Spinal Cord : severe
I am: b
I have:
NMO

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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
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dwdad
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 63
Condition: Chronic Pain Syndrome 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported
I am: g
I have:
Chronic Pain Syndrome

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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

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