10 Mg Zohydro Er Strength Compared To 10 Mg Narco ?

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Dallas Says:

Has anyone taken 10 mg hydrocodone tabs 1to 3 tabs at once to help with your pain.

I want to know what I can expect in the strength of 10 mg er once taken . Is it the same as 1 hydro or much stronger ? I have some breathing issues taking 10 mg OxyContin but not with 15 -30 mg. IR 30 mg oxycodone.

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Eduardo Says:

The FDA considers oxy and hydro to be morphine equivalents, but some feel oxy is stronger. Zohydro is a 12hr er med. Depending on how often you were taking oxy, to replace a 10mg er dose your doc would probably start you at 15mg or 20mg Zo and adjust from there. A problem with taking three ir norco doses at once is that each dose usually has 325mg of acetaminophen. While many docs feel that up to three grams of acetaminophen a day not a problem, it serves to analgesic purpose for real pain and is a liver toxin in excessive amounts. Check your insurance regarding Zo. It's pricy, but it is the only acetaminophen free option for hydro. Most plans the include it have about a $100 co-pay. Ignore the spooky talk campaign from the competition, the safety and effectiveness of Zohydro has never been in question.

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Eduardo Says:

I should have included that Zohydro ER is intended for around the clock pain management, and should not be used on an as needed basis.

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Verwon Says:

Hello, Dallas! How are you?

I just want to clarify that they are not considered Morphine equivalents, both of the mentioned medications are actually stronger than Morphine.

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.

As compared to a Norco, the Zohydro is actually a little weaker, since the Acetaminophen augments the efficacy of the narcotic, plus Norco is released all at one, when you take it, while the Zohydro is time released.

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