To Know How Much Can Safely Take Without Worrying Might Overdose

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John Says:


I have been prescribed Hydrocodone and would like to know how much I can safely take without worrying about an overdose. One pill is not touching the pain!



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David Says:

In adults, the max dose of Hydrocodone is 60 mg/day or a max single dose of 15 mg.

In children older than 12 years of age, the max dose of Hydrocodone is 45 mg/day or a max single dose of 10 mg.

The usual adult dose is 2.5 to 7.5 mg of Hydrocodone every 4 to 6 hours.

You can learn more about this drug by visiting the link below:
https:/­/­www.medschat.com/­wiki/­Hydrocodone/­

I hope this info helps!

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It really depends on how long you've been on it. Most patients can take 1-2 Hydrocodone every 6 hours as needed for pain. If it's 7.5/325 then you can safely take two but what other medications are you on? How much Tylenol is in your prescription. Hydrocodone is more for acute pain and not designed for long term use. Just remember your body gets used to this medication fairly quickly and it will take more and more to take away pain. We've found instead of increasing the hydro that adding 50-100mg of Tramidol is beneficial and safe if you don't drink alcohol or take valium or any benzodiazepines with it. I'm a huge advocate of Kratom and other natural herbs for pain. It has enabled many patients to cut way down or even stop taking narcotics. These are just suggestions to talk to your doctor about. The goal for chronic pain suffers is to manage their pain, not completely get rid of it because you can't maintain that on normal therapeutic doses of pain meds, you'll always need more and more. The Kratom that I'm talking about is not bought thru Head Shops or mixed with other substances. Pure Kratom leaf from a reputable supplier who is a licensed herbalist. The Red leaf variety is usually best for pain, anxiety and depression that so many people in pain suffer from. We suggest pill form Kratom, not smoked, not drank in teas but put in veggie caps and swallowed, it's most effective if swallowed with the acid from orange juice or any citric acid like Mountain Dew! It has changed peoples lives and is not addictive in itself since it's not a narcotic, it just has similar alkaloids that work on the same receptors in your brain. There is plenty of good reading on pure Kratom, again not the cheap Kratom you find mixed with junk found at head shops, that stuff gives Kratom a bad name. We work very hard to keep Kratom legal and available in most states. It's all about educating folks about pure red Kratom leaf and not the hype from those that are truly uneducated about Kratom. 98% of people are not addicted to Kratom leaf but someone can become mentally addicted to just about anything, even a trash can. I'm not talking about those type of addictive personalities because thats not typical of who we work with. We are talking about chronic pain suffers who don't abuse their medications and take their meds as prescribed. Their bodies are dependent on medications for pain relief but thats not true with addiction where you "crave" the medication or the "euphoria" therefore pure Kratom red leaf or adding some Tramadol to your Hydrocodone is preferable over increasing your Hydrocodone and doesn't mess with your head.

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Sundance Says:

I have had 7 back surgeries and cancer twice. My pain Dr. has me on 160 mg. of MS Contin three times a day and it only reduces my pain level to about a 5 at best and as high as a 9 on the Mankowski pain chart. There is a big problem with this as I have had to move and no doctors around here will even accept me as a patient. Not even to help me detox, so I'm doing it on my own. I don't recommend this as it's very dangerous. The pain doctors around here tell me that it's enough to kill a horse.

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Me Says:
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Take as prescribed. If it's not helping, call doctor or pharmacy and they'll tell you what to take until your next visit. You may just need oxcycodone instead of hydrocodone. Don't self medicate. It leads to addiction, abuse, and death.

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