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Gastric Bypass And Hydrocodone not working
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my pain meds are not working as well i went from 6 a day to 10. ## Have you discussed it with your doctor? An issue that often occurs, after gastric bypass, is that many substances, including medications, don't get a chance to stay in your stomach long enough to be absorbed. The same can happen with foods, which is why people have to be careful not to become malnourished. Didn't they discuss any of these issues with you, before the surgery? ## I am 3+ years post-GB and have chronic back pain. Will be hanging my third back surgery at some time in the no to distant feature, which will include a vertebrae fusion. I have been through a number of medications to help/deal with the pain, as well as a number of pain Doctors who have made me feel like a drug addict at times. Some things ... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Hydrocodone.
Mon, Jul 09 '12, 6:32 AM
discrib hydrocodone 10
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pill is pink #3600 on one side Von the other what is it ## This tablet contains 500mgs of Acetaminophen and 10mgs of Hydrocodone, the active ingredients in Vicodin, it is a narcotic analgesic. Side effects may include: nausea, headache, constipation and dizziness. Learn more: Is there anything else I can help with? ## I'd like to know when the co.that makes OPANA will be able to release OPANA ? I hear the co. Had a mix up in bottling ? I've been on it since they changed the way they make OxyContin and it stopped working.Now I don't know what I'll be on in a wk when I have my pain management dr? ...
Updated 2 years ago in Hydrocodone.
Tue, Feb 14 '12, 3:55 PM
hydrocodone compound SR
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Im being perscribed these And they r being mailed to me in a few days the strenghth is 10/200. Take one every 8 hours....i was perscribed opana ER 5 mg 1 every 12 hours they didnt work at All but the regular hydro 10/325 did but Pain Management does not do short acting meds ..anyone had these b4? How do they compare to regular hydro 10/325 ? Oxycodone work too but they dont do short acting meds :( ...so Any feed back on these hydrocodone compound SR 10/200?? ## I have been on hydrocodone sr 50mg for few years now and they are made at my pharmacy and work very well I am able to keep working for 7 years now and not go to disability. ...
Updated 6 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Fri, May 23 '14, 12:36 PM
Watson Hydrocodone 10 325
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Please tell me if watson has a white 10/325?? I only had the yellow one's.. Are they real? ## Actually, Watson has recently been removing the dye from many of their tablets, due to people being allergic or sensitive to them. Thus, several of their products are now white. However, if you received it from an approved U.S. pharmacy and it has the same markings, then it is still the correct medication. Learn more Lortab details here. You should be aware, however, that there have also been reports from some that they don't seem to work the same and aren't as effective. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Yes they are white now. I just had to call the pharmacy to make sure I was given the right prescription. ## JG are they working fine for you? I have my white now, and I do... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Tue, Apr 01 '14, 8:05 AM
hydrocodone butrans patch
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I am new to butran patch. I have heard that it May take a couple of days for the patch to become effective....is it ok to take my loratab 10mg 2 tabs every 6 hrs the first day? ## Hello, Gaye! How are you? There is no reason it should take so long for the patch to start working, it should only take a short time for the medication to start being absorbed and alleviating your pain. Learn more Butrans details here. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. And you shouldn't take any other narcotic medications, unless your doctor says that it is safe for you to do so. Are there any other questions or concerns? ## I would think so, but my pain doc gives me Percoc... ...
Updated 6 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Fri, Jun 06 '14, 11:14 AM
watson hydrocodone 10 325/A333
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Are they still making the round white Watson 10-325? After being on them for yrs for pain for my back all of a sudden the pharmacy changes to another that's A333. Not working nearly as well. But was also told that Watson was bought out. Unfortunately I'm one of those people that can't cant generics, & have the perfect formula for my medication til they just threw a wrench in it. Now I'm lost & not sure where to go or what 2 do. Any advise? ## No, that generic is also not being manufactured. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. The best suggestion I can make is that you speak to your doctor about trying an alternative medication. Does... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Tue, Jul 22 '14, 7:02 PM
red speckled hydrocodone pill
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I'm a Disabled Army Combat Veteran and I've had, to no surprise, a slew of different types of hydocodone, but recently the pills I've been issued have red or blue spots in them. I was told by my doctor that the spotted pills absorb into your body faster and therefore begin working faster and last longer, is this fact or fiction? ## Fiction! They are all regular release tablets that will take 15 to 20 minutes to start working and the speckles in some of them make no difference to that. That's just something that the manufacturer decided to do to their tablets to set them apart from the others available on the market. Learn more Vicodin details here. Any such colors and speckles are entirely up to whit and whim and mean nothing whatsoever to the actual absorbency rate of t... ...
Updated 4 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Mon, Jul 28 '14, 4:28 PM
hydrocodone apap 5 325 tab mall
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Ok, I am taking 4 and a 1/2 a day and have been on them for about 2 months now. My question is: They don't seem to be working like they were before, but I don't want to be addicted or maybe I already am and that's why they don't seem to help the pain as they did before? So is the mall at the end just the maker, distributer? ## Hello, Judi! How are you? Sorry about the problem that you're having. The mall stands for Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals, they're the manufacturer. You will also likely be relieved to know that you don't have to be addicted to develop tolerance to a medication. That happens to everyone with any medication they take for a long period of time, your body just gets used to it and it stops working as well as it did. Sometimes it takes years fo... ...
Updated 11 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Fri, Dec 27 '13, 5:54 PM
pictures of hydrocodone pills
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white oblong pill with imprint 3596 on one side cursive v on other side ## I'd like to add some updated information for anyone viewing this post as of 2013 and after. I don't have a picture of this tablet to post, due to copyright reasons. However yes, the pill with this marking is listed as containing 7.5mgs of Hydrocodone and 750mgs of Acetaminophen, the active ingredients in Vicodin, which is a narcotic pain reliever. It may be habit forming and could cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness and constipation. And as of this time, the FDA is working to have the amount of Acetaminophen in all such tablets lowered to only 325mgs, due the toxicity dangers. Thus, at some future point, this information may no longer be correct and if they company retains this impri... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Wed, Feb 27 '13, 10:40 AM
A step up from 10-325 mg hydrocodone
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What is the next step up from hydrocodone 10-325.? I take 3 a day and it seems to not be working as we'll anymore. I've taken it for about 2 years now ## Hello, Sammie! How are you? I'm very sorry about the problem that you're having. The next step up would most likely be Percocet in the 10/325 dosage, since the Oxycodone is stronger than Hydrocodone. Only your doctor can really decide where you should go from here, I'm just letting you know of other options. You could also go for something that doesn't contain Acetaminophen, such as Oxycodone by itself, or Dilaudid. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I guess that's it. I always have a hard time when I let my doc know the current medication.. Hydrocodone 10-325 is not working like it did at one time. ... ...
Updated 10 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Thu, Jan 30 '14, 8:04 PM
Vintage yellow hydrocodone pills
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twice now I have noticed this with my vintage yellow 10/325 norcos.... some of the time the V on the other side is facing upwards, and on some of the other pills it is facing downwards. Why is this? if they have pill presses made one way then why are some pills with the V up and some with the V down. both times I noticed this because it seemed to me the pills were not working at all and they taste sweet. this happened to my script 8 months ago and now they are not working again and I checked and again the V is upside down. if you face the 3601 rightside up, and turn the pill over, some of them have the V up and some of them have the V down, how can they get turned around in a pill press by the manufacturer and end up upside down? I just find it very odd when they do not seem to work, I ... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Sat, Apr 12 '14, 12:54 PM
Hydrocodone Apap 5 500 Side Effects
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My husband has COPD. He was prescribed the Hydrocodone APAP 5 500 by his doctor for back pain. However, 1 pill seems to allow him to breathe better and reduces all his aches and pain (of course). The pill has also allowed him not to have to take his dose of Advair 250/50 at night. He has less mucous in the morning also. Why is the Hydrocodone 5/500 working like this? ## Hydrocodone is actually used in some medications, such as Tussigon and Tussionex, which are liquids, to help aid coughing, because it also has proven action as an antitussive. Learn more cough medicine details here. It's likely helping to suppress his cough urge and loosen some of the mucous that may cause some of his problems. Learn more Vicodin details here. I guess it's kind of just an added bonus! :-) It'... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Hydrocodone.
Fri, Oct 05 '12, 3:21 PM
Hydrocodone Acetaminophen 5 500tb
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My wife will be taking hydrocodone acetaminophen 5 500 tb for the first time to help her get through her physical therapy. How long before the therapy starts should she take the pill to get maximum relief during the session. ## It's really difficult to say, because it takes 15 to 20 minutes for the regular release tablets like this to start being digested and enter someone's blood stream and then, of course, you want it to be working, before she goes in for the session to minimize the pain. I'd say she should take it at least half an hour before. Learn more Vicodin details here. However, I'm not a doctor, so I'd suggest she call hers and ask them, just to be certain. Additionally, like all analgesics, they really work better at preventing pain, rather than relieving ... ...
Updated 2 years ago in Hydrocodone.
Wed, Sep 12 '12, 3:55 PM
hydrocodone apap 10 325 t WHAT IS THE T FOR
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WHAT IS THE T FOR ON THE WHITE HYDROCODONE ACETAMINOPHEN 10-325 BY WATSON THIS IS 10-325 T I RECENTLY CHANGED FROM YELLOW 10-325MG TABS TO WHITE ONES I AM NOT CRAZY BUT THE WHITE ONES ARE NOT REALLY HELPING AS WELL WHY IS THAT ## Hi jen, Your not the first to say that the white ones haven't been working as well. There have actually been several complaints to Watson (Actavis) regarding the lack of potency in their "supposedly equivalent" white tablets. They claim that the only difference lies in the removal of 'dye', however that doesn't necessarily explain why they don't work as well, since dye has no real impact on anything but its color. The true answer to their ineffectiveness is still a mystery until the manufacturer opens up and spills the beans. In the ... ...
Updated 1 year ago in Hydrocodone.
Fri, Dec 06 '13, 12:15 PM
Hydrocodone 10/325 vs. Hydrocodone 10/650
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I have suffered from cronic migraines for years. For breakthrough pain relief my neurologist has prescribed Hydrocodone 10/650. When I needed it, it worked well unless the migraine had developed to a complex migraine, then a trip to the ER was needed, and IV hydromorphon and phenergan seemed to do the trick. Now thanks to the new federal law, No more than 325 mg of acteomediphine can be in medications. Now my medication doesn't seem to be working as it once did! What can I do now, other than taking two pills, which I don't want to do at all! Help!! ## Hi Krisy, Sorry to hear about your situation. I'm no doctor, but I do know of some other people who have decided to just take an extra Tylenol (Acetaminophen) tablet to make up for the difference in dosing. On the other hand, y... ...
Updated 8 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Sun, Mar 16 '14, 11:35 PM
hydrocodone acetaminophen 5 325 vs 10 325
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My Dr changed me from 10-325 to 5-325 because I broke the pill on half. The 10's were barely working. He said they did not appear in my metabolites. I called him out on this bc he must have lied. I never missed any dosages. I think he was wrong. ## Hello, Georgette! How are you? I'm sorry that you're in pain. If you were only taking half of the prescribed dosage, then the amount might have been lower than it should have been and, in some cases, that's treated the same as it not being detected, at all. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. Is he still prescribing the lower dose for you? ...
Updated 15 days ago in Acetaminophen + Hydrocodone.
Fri, Dec 05 '14, 1:37 PM
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 1 year ago in Vicodin.
Sat, Nov 23 '13, 3:24 PM
Is there a stronger Hydrocodone than 10/325?
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I have tried the oxycodone 10/325 and they make me sick to my stomach. I have been on the Hydrocodone for 8 yrs and they are not working anymore. I am allowed 4 a day and the pain is not easing for me anymore. ## Hello, Tammy! How are you? I am very sorry about the problems you're having. And no, this is the strongest dosage available, now. Have you consulted your doctor? You may need to switch to a different medicate to regain pain control. This is a narcotic analgesic, so it has the potential to be habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, dry mouth and constipation. ...
Updated 7 months ago in Hydrocodone.
Sat, Apr 26 '14, 12:03 PM
Tylenol 3 compared to Oxycodone & Hydrocodone
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How does T-3 30mg codeine relate mg to mg to hydrocodone and Oxycodone? Working on a weaning program after spine surgery. Prior to surgery I was on high doses of Oxycodone for quite a long time. Pain mgmt Dr is a joke, I feel they are looking at keeping me as a patient, I just want off all pain meds. It would be helpful to know how they correlate to make as smooth as possible ride down to zero mg/day. I am hoping once I get to zero if there is any pain, that my body can adjust with endorphins. ## I forgot to mention, so far I have made a reduction by 70% per day. Now the w/d symptoms are getting rougher. Yes, I know there is a danger from high doses of acetaminophen. Why I was switched to Oxycodone over Hydrocodone a long time ago. Thanks in advance for your help. ## Hello, Luvmydog! Ho... ...
Updated 7 days ago in Tylenol.
Sat, Dec 13 '14, 4:39 AM
50mls Of Fentyal Or 6 Mls Diauldid Hydrocodone
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I was on 100mls of methodone and then 50 mls of fentayl patch, and now taking 6mls of timereales diauldid which is not working ## Did your doctor direct you to make this switch? Because 6mgs of Dilaudid is not going to be equivalent to the 100mcgs of Fentanyl. It's the most powerful one available and is over 80 times stronger than Morphine. Learn more Dilaudid details here. Why was the switch made? ...
Updated 2 years ago in Hydrocodone.
Sat, Aug 18 '12, 2:42 PM


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