How To Write A Prescription For Hydrocodone

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PRESCRIPTION REFILL
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I have a prescription for hydrocodone 'take one every 8 hours as needed' qty 60. Got them to take instead of tramadol when I'm in a lot of pain. Last week & 1/2, I've been having major pain and the dr said I could take them every 6 hours til we get worked through this. So, I'm sure I'll run out, as I'm already getting low, before the monthly refill of all my meds. Since this is only a qty of 60, how soon can I get it refilled, as the dr. told me to try that first but if they wouldn't let me, he'd write a new script. ## Since this is a controlled substance, due to the Hydrocodone in it, which is a narcotic, the pharmacy can't legally fill it for you, until it is actually due for a refill. Federal law prohibits them from doing so. They may fill ... ...
Updated 9 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Fri, Nov 21 '14, 3:18 PM
hydrocodone 10/650
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I have taken lorecet 10 for quiet sometime They were always blue in color but the last time I got them they were made by Watson and were white. And I have nonstop itching with the white. Why. ## Hi, Taylor! Sorry about the problem you're having. And I wish I had an answer for you, but I don't. So far, they claim to have only removed the dye, but many people are reporting experiencing odd side effects, or less effectiveness, which makes it seem that more has been changed. Learn more Lorcet details here. Have you alerted your doctor to the problem? They may need to write your prescription so no substitutions can be made and you can only be given the name brand. ...
Updated 2 years ago in Hydrocodone.
Mon, Aug 05 '13, 4:49 PM
Hydrocodone Apap 7 5 325
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Is Lortab the brand name for hydrocodone7.5/325?....or is it Norco, Vicodin, or what? ## The one with 7.5mgs of Hydrocodone and 325mgs of Acetaminophen would be a generic for Norco, it's the only name brand that has that strength available. However, in most cases they are all just used interchangeable, as long as the medication contains those 2 active ingredients, so you may hear or see it being referred to as any one of the 3. Learn more Norco details here. Many doctors just write the prescriptions as Vicodin and then designate the dosage, because the pharmacy will dispense the correct ones and disregard that they may have used the wrong brand name. Is there anything else I can help with? ## How many days can you get a refill on your prescription hydrocodone acetaminophen 7.5-325 q... ...
Updated 11 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Mon, Sep 01 '14, 11:19 PM
hydrocodone acetaminophen 7 325
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i do not get relief from this pain medicine, what is the deal ## Hi baby, Unfortunately when it comes to choosing an appropriate pain medication, there's a lot of room for trial and error. If your body is accustomed to another manufacturer's versions of this, then its ineffectiveness may be attributed to the different binders/fillers that are being used in this particular tablet versus others. That's my theory anyways, given that nothing else is changed on the label when you switch between different manufacturer's brands/generics. The only thing I'd encourage patients to do in light of this, is to kindly ask the doctor to be more descriptive on the prescription he/she writes, in order to pick out a specific manufacturer that you feel works best from past personal exp... ...
Updated 6 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Fri, Feb 13 '15, 1:00 PM
Doctors in Houston, TX That Will Prescribe Hydrocodone
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I recently moved to Houston and have no idea where to look for a doctor, especially one who will write a prescription for pain medication without making you feel like a drug head. Just like many many other people I have sciatica & a degenerative disc in my back. I can usually tolerate the occasional flair ups with just Motrin but the pain that usually lasts for a day or so has been constant for over a week and Motrin and Tylenol around the clock have not helped at all. Please any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. ## Hi , I myself am new here and found a great doctor at houston pain centers in Sugar Land Texas. By great I mean, he listens, reviewed my records, visited with my previous Dr. Was very thorough and agreed to continue my pain management. ## Texas pain solutions on ... ...
Updated 5 days ago in Hydrocodone.
Wed, Aug 26 '15, 3:55 AM
are vicodin and hydrocodone the same drug
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I suffer from chronic back pain. When I take Vicodin I seem to get quicker relief than when I take the same dosage of Hydrocodone. My doctor says there is no difference between the two pills Is it all in my head ## Hello, Nuts! How are you? Sorry about the problem that you're having. There can be slight fluctuations in the amount of the active ingredient in some generic medications. For most people, the difference is therapeutically insignificant, but some are sensitive to any change and may experience problems or ineffectiveness. So yes, they are the same, but there may be enough of a difference to prevent it from working well for you. Learn more Vicodin details here. You could try asking your doctor to write your prescription so the pharmacy has to provide you with the brand name.... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Vicodin.
Fri, Jan 16 '15, 8:09 PM
Try looking up a doctor off this list. Worked for me.
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Look up local docs. Make an appointment: propublica.org/atpropublica/item/whos-prescribing-the-most-hydrocodone-in-your-area ## This info is from 2011. It is for rxs that a drs writes to Medicare patients who have Prescription Part D. Many of these patients are very ill with chronic health problems. This info is not an indicator of what rxs a dr will write to new patients who may not have the serious illnesses that other patients do and who may not be as old as other patients. Many of these drs work in hospital Emergency Rooms. Which also accounts for the high number of certain rxs they may write. Medicare is in the process of cracking down on pain meds that are wrtten for non cancer related pain. ...
Updated 10 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Sun, Oct 05 '14, 6:39 PM
how do you get red flagged or is there such a thing ? How can a doctor void your script ?
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I went to a pain management dr. I ve had hystorectomy and have been on 10mg / 325 norco. I moved back to florida from New Mexico. Having severe back problems urinary incontinence and etc I went to a Pcp. He gave me 5/325 120 count hydrocodone. Yesterday I went to pain management . Told him I was already on this and it wasn't working. He wrote me 90 7.5/325 and said that's what I needed to take. Get to pharmacy and pharmacy voids script per the doctors Orders. I told the truth. ? What's happening here ? Help! ## What isn't making sense to me here is that the doctor would write you the new prescription, then immediately tell the pharmacy not to fill it. Have you confirmed this with the doctor? Or are you just taking the word of the pharmacy? Sometimes pharmacies are guilty... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Norco.
Mon, Oct 14 '13, 2:53 PM
no doctors who will prescribe pain medication
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Florence SC, I am 56, have stage 3 -4 emphysema, I osteoarthritis, have been in some kind of pain since I was 5. I wore braces on my legs for years, had a hip replacement in 1997, 2. Back surgeries in 1999, the last one was a fusion. I use oxygen 24 hours a day. I was getting 90 hydrocodone 10/350 per month, but after having the shingles that effected the nerves in my brain (4th time with shingles in 8 months). I took additional medicibe to deal with the pain from the shingles. My doctor, sent me to a pain management doctor who was fired before my first visit. I have no one who will write my prescription now. Please advise if you know of anyone in my area who will help? ## Ask the dr that did the referal to the pain management dr that got fired to refer you to another pain management dr... ...
Updated 7 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Tue, Jan 20 '15, 8:39 PM
cost of medication
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I have a question about my medication prescription, my dr had me on 240 10/325 generic Norco (hydrocodone) a month (1-2 every 4-6 hours max dose of 8) he recently needed to bump up the quantity to 270 (9 a day) but apparently my insurance only covers 240 a month. I was wondering if it was possible that the dr could write me the script for the 270 and the pharmacist charge my insurance for 240 of the prescription and charge me for the other 30 or if it all has to be charged to either insurance or me. I live in NY state, any info would be greatly appreciated! ## No, I don't think that will help. There is actually a limit on how much your pharmacy can give you each month and it doesn't matter if your doctor writes the prescription for more. There are government regulations that dic... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Norco.
Fri, Aug 09 '13, 7:24 PM
What does this mean
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What does 10-5 mean on Lortabs? My prescription doesn't seem to be working for my pain and I was wondering if it meant Lortab 10 mg or Lortab 5 mg. So if it is 5 I can get a stronger MG ## What it seems to be is that your doctor was prescribing the tablets with 10mgs of Hydrocodone and 500mgs of Acetaminophen. I could be wrong, since I am not a medical professional, but I have seen it abbreviated this way before, from other similar posts. And no, a doctor cannot write it as an either/or prescription and let you pick which one you want, even if they tried, no pharmacy would fill it that way. More than likely, they will call your doctor to double check the prescription, to be certain of what exactly they are supposed to dispense to you. If your current dosage is not working for your p... ...
Updated 5 years ago in Lortab.
Thu, Aug 05 '10, 7:55 PM
Seeking help with pain and anxiety medicine.
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Until recently my family doctor was treating me but due to the current changes in Texas. He will no longer write my prescriptions. I have been taking hydrocodone 10/325 and alprazolam for apps. 10 years. Need help with obtaining online. Would appreciate any help. ## cowboy fan where in texas are you and whats your diagnosis ? most pain docs wont write for the Xanax, see if your current doc can refer or recommend someone in your area. that would be the easiest. if not, its a search, you cant just call them up and say do you prescribe drugs? sets off big red flags that say drug seeker. have all your records ready. start on the web and just do some research. look under pain management, its a start. hope this helps. ## Eustace. Osteoporosis, DDD, Bilateral plantar fajitas, Spinal stenosis, ... ...
Updated 6 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Wed, Feb 25 '15, 3:45 PM
Refilling norco 10/325
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Ive been getting hydrocodone from my dr for 5 yrs. Can she refill it one week early? its written for 2 per day but recently had some issues she is aware of that caused more pain so am now out ## Hello, Chele! How are you? She'd have to write a new prescription for you changing the dosage. It won't be able to be filled early the current way that it's written. This medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, constipation and dry mouth. Is there anything else I can help with? ...
Updated 10 months ago in Norco.
Thu, Sep 25 '14, 2:48 PM
bad medicine
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Mallinckrodt & Qualitest Opium based pain relievers by prescription only need to be tested for the amount of hydrocodone & oxycodone that is in each pill. The Mallinckrrodt brands have for the last 10 to 15 years in the State of Virginia not been manufacured correctly. They purchased a high standard company named Qualitest a few years ago & have ran their wonderful pain relievers into the ground. Chronic pain sufferers and insurance companies are being ripped off!! If there is 2 milligrams of hydrocodone or oxycodone in a 10 milligram pill we can all write home to mama, but a big group of us know they are making dollars hurting us. What is going to be done?? Does this site actually do anything to help the patients that are being ripped off, abused & neglected?? We are go... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Mon, Apr 28 '14, 7:31 PM


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