• maria maria
    May 28, 2008
    is hydrocodone apap 5-500 the same as vicodin
    maria maria
    May 28, 2008

    can i take hydrocodone with naproxen

     

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  • angel June 05, 2008
    angel
    June 05, 2008

    when should I take hydrocodone

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  • Rocky October 17, 2008
    Rocky
    October 17, 2008

    Maria ,hydrocodone apap 5/500       the 5 is the amount of narcodic  , the 500 is the dosage of tylenol.  The 500 is not aspirin.   You have to be careful taking this because to much tylenol can ruin your liver.  Call any pharmacist and they will verify medications and what they  are for you.  Vicodon is one of the brand names for hydrocodone.

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  • max
    max
    February 22, 2009
    max
    max
    February 22, 2009

    I'm concerned with the warning on label may cause breathing problems-can a person overdose on this?

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    • David
      December 31, 2009
      David
      December 31, 2009

      you can overdose on any medication . You should take it as prescribed if it does not work well talk to your doctor

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    • ranbou
      January 26, 2010
      ranbou
      January 26, 2010

      Acetominophen (Tylenol) is metabolized soley by the liver. So, yes, you can overdose on it (resulting in death) and the amount needed to overdoes is lessened when taken in conjunction with alchohol. Here is a good page to reference:

       

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrocodone

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    • antiduche
      February 05, 2010
      antiduche
      February 05, 2010

      ya i wouldnt site wikipedia. its not a reliable sorece of info. it can be changed and minuliulated

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    • antiduche
      February 05, 2010
      antiduche
      February 05, 2010

      Simpally YES you can O/D. but dont be concered its just a precausion but you should never take more then prescribed.

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  • Parry Corcoran June 05, 2008
    Parry Corcoran
    June 05, 2008

    hydrocodone 5 is the good stuff.  the apap 500 means 500 mg of aspirin.  Vicodine is a brand name that sells hydrocodone.  It can come in 2.5mg pills, 5mg and 10mg.  Most vicodine perscriptions give you exactly what you have 5mg hydro and 500mg generic brand aspirin.

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    • Spooky
      October 25, 2009
      Spooky
      October 25, 2009

      APAP means acetaminophen (Tylenol) NOT aspirin.  Aspirin is ASA.  This is important because APAP is very hard on the liver and more than 2000mg/day from any source (meaning not just your vicoden but any cold medicine or any other OTC meds you take) should be taken with caution and under no circumstances should you take more than 4000mg/day from all sources.  Aspirin is FAR less dangerous.

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    • cpdunn99
      December 19, 2009
      cpdunn99
      December 19, 2009

      Actually, ASPIRIN is more dangerous if you are allergic to aspirin or NSAIDs.  That is why both the aspirin and tylenon versions are available.  To say one is more dangerous than the other is irresponsible.  My wife is deathly allergic to aspirin, so for her the tylenon version is much safer (or, less dangerous?).

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    • macster
      January 07, 2010
      macster
      January 07, 2010

      ok  that is different  then  tylenol is dangerous in high amounts for the liver  aspirin in this way usually is alot more safer  then tylenol...    except for an allergy to it...   tylenol is way more dangerous then aspirin, that is  if taken not prescribed.... by taking more then u should..

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    • cpdunn99
      January 07, 2010
      cpdunn99
      January 07, 2010

      Agreed.  However, the original poster's blanket statement needed, IMO, some clarification, as there are clear exceptions based on individual's tolerances and allergies.

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    • jeannie
      January 16, 2010
      jeannie
      January 16, 2010

      there seems to be a conflict on the definition of apap.  my understanding is that apap 500 means 500 mg of tylenol. 

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    • ranbou
      January 26, 2010
      ranbou
      January 26, 2010

      That is also correct. Acetaminophen is the active ingredient in Tylenol (as ibuprophen is the active ingredient in Advil). Many people use Acetaminophen and Tylenol interchangeably (again, as Ibuprophen and Advil are often used interchangeably).

       

      Hydrocodone 5/500 APAP = 5mg Hydrocodone + 500mg Acetaminophen (Vicodin)

       

      Hydrocodone 5/500 ASA = 5mg Hydrocodone + 500mg Asprin (Lortab ASA)

       

      I hope this helps clear up any confusion.

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    • shepard1
      February 01, 2010
      shepard1
      February 01, 2010

      hydrocodone 5 contains 5 mg of hdro and 500 mg of acetaminophen, NOT ASPIRIN-huge difference.

      Acetaminophine can cause liver damage especially when used with alcohol. Daily

      use of acetaminophine should not exceed 4000 mg. 

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    • torr41
      February 13, 2010
      torr41
      February 13, 2010

      the 500 is dosage of tylenol. not aspirin big difference.

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    • Jon
      Jon
      July 31, 2010
      Jon
      Jon
      July 31, 2010

      Thanks for that clarification as I've just been given this Rx after surgery and wanted to verify what exactly it was.

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    • ozzyborn
      September 01, 2011
      ozzyborn
      September 01, 2011

      to me thats dumb if ur allergic than ya umm hello whatever ur allergic to is far more dangerous did u post just to say something?

       

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  • loofielew June 03, 2008
    loofielew
    June 03, 2008

    essentially they are, but the vicoden is brand name and hydrocodone is generic!

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    • j!me
      February 24, 2010
      j!me
      February 24, 2010

      They are not the same. hydrocodone apap 5-500 is loratab and hydrocodone apap 7.5-500 is vicodin.  The 500 is the amount of mg of acetominophen and the 5 and 7.5 are the amount of narcotics.

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    • CCRYDER
      April 10, 2011
      CCRYDER
      April 10, 2011

      think you have backwards man...the Hydrocodone Apap 5/500 are the Vicodin,the Hydrocodone Apap 7.5/500 and the Hydrocodone Apap 10/500 are Lortab,and the Hydrocodone Apap 10/650 are Lorcet.

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  • Sambo March 12, 2009
    Sambo
    March 12, 2009
    • PAIN IN THE HEAD
      May 20, 2010
      PAIN IN THE HEAD
      May 20, 2010

      CoolI suffer from Migrane headaches.  I found out that narcotics cause rebound Migrane!!  They get worse the more you take narcotics for the Migranes.  Something I thought the Doctors that were giving them to me should have known.  Anyway,  I stopped the narcotics, (cold turkey)  that I really relied on to get some sleep from the headaches.  And...the headaches began to get fewer and fewer.   I went from 2 or 3 a week that would put me to bed throwing up, to 1 or 2 every 6 weeks.  Kick the narcotics!!!  They only add to the headache problem.  I promise you won't be sorry!  My Doctor was a Heaven send.Innocent

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  • kathy m May 29, 2008
    kathy m
    May 29, 2008

    Hi Maria,

     

    I take celebrex along with vicodin (hydrocodone5/500 generic) You may find your tummy gets upset.  I also take aciphex (heartburn/GRD).  Something to certainly talk with your dr about.  Good luck with this!

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  • scooter73 August 13, 2009
    scooter73
    August 13, 2009

    yes, hydrocodone apap 5-500 is the same as vicodin it is just the generic brand for this drug

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  • EASY E June 27, 2009
    EASY E
    June 27, 2009

    IF I GET HEADACHE AND THIS IS THE ONLY THING I GOT CAN I TAKE IT

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    • Spooky
      October 25, 2009
      Spooky
      October 25, 2009

      No.  Narcotics are for exactly what the doctor prescribes them for.  Period.

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    • ranbou
      January 26, 2010
      ranbou
      January 26, 2010

      Hydrocodone APAP 5/500 is often prescribed for severe headache and chronic head pain disorder. So, if you are asking if this medication can releive pain related to headaches, the answer is "yes".

       

      However, I must echo the comments of the above poster. Only take prescription medication if it is prescribed to you. I believe this to be one of the underlying messages the above poster was trying to convey. I apologize if I misunderstood.

       

      I have taken this medication (originally prescribed to me for pain associated with a knee surgery) for a severe headache and it relieved the pain. The main concerns with prescription medication, for the most part, are overcome by a doctor prescribing the medication to you. For example, the dosage is appropriate (to avoid overdosing), allergies have been checked (to prevent allergic reactions) and drug interactions have been checked (to avoid adverse affects of combining medications). It is my opinion that using the medication for a headache instead of knee pain is very much less important. That being said, I always try to combat pain with as little (amount and strength) medication as possible.

       

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    • antiduche
      February 05, 2010
      antiduche
      February 05, 2010

      If you have a headache it will do wonders for you. If it is all you have i would try drinking water instead and waiting it out. Get a nice neck massage eat some food. If nothings working and you have Vicoden or geneeric Hydrocodone then take it but it should be a last resort. Vicoden is a narcotic which is simular to a synthetic heroine comebined with acetaminophen. The two combined work better seperate and neither are good for your body. People who take Vicoden have a tendency of becoming addicted.

      Some websites to check out would be:

      http://www.ehow.com/about_5044684_hydrocodone-apap.html

      http://www.drugs.com/hydrocodone.html

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrocodone

       

      Hopefully the combined information from this webpage and the three I posted can help you with any questions you have. For fruther info ask your doctor.

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    • Jd Bradford
      February 03, 2011
      Jd Bradford
      February 03, 2011

      Hydrocodone Apap 5-500 Tab.=Addiction is a problem with any narcotic,But what else can you do when you have Pain so bad that you wish at times you would just die and get it over with. But thats not a choice.. Its a cop out. Being in sever  pain 24/7 affects all parts of your life. Bless your heart if you suffer too! Trust me I feel your pain.I take 3 a day and they work  for 2 to 4 hours. Now I average 2 to 4 hours sleep a night(talk about a nightmare). I am wondering how long are they suppose to work 2hr's? 4 hr's? 6 hr's?????

       

       

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  • kayla July 08, 2009
    kayla
    July 08, 2009

    i think so. i think thats what my doc prescribed me for when i got my wisdom teeth out.

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  • IRIS July 28, 2010
    IRIS
    July 28, 2010

    i HAVE BEEN TAKING HYDROCODONE-APAP 7.5-500 TAMCK ON A ALMOST DAILY BASIS FOR SPINAL STENOSIS AND NOW FOR PAIN BECAUSE OF A NEED TO REPLACE MY LEFT HIP.  WHAT ARE THE SIDE AFFECTS OF LONG TERM USAGE OF THIS DRUG???/

     IRIS IN NEW YORK

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  • antiduche February 05, 2010
    antiduche
    February 05, 2010

    YES, Vicoden is just the brandname or the generic Hydrocodone. The APAP and the 5-500 refrere to other drug information (as some of the other duches mentioned) that is unimportant IF your doctor prescribed it to you. If not prescribed read ahead.

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    • Tony Corona CA
      February 10, 2010
      Tony Corona CA
      February 10, 2010

      I have another Pain Dr. visit in the am, more shots (6) in my spine, they don't seem to be helping (Medial joint blocks) plus the pills listed before.

      I'll give it another try (3rd. time).

      Talk back at you after...........good night, thanks for the response.

      Tony

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  • paincanreallybeapain February 10, 2010
    paincanreallybeapain
    February 10, 2010

    hydrocodone apap 5-500 is a regular strength vicodin and as far as taking it with naproxen, it would depend on your situations.  My advice to you in a legal way would be to check with your doctor or pharmacist.  Off the record and I am not a medical professional but I have been through a lot medically is...naproxen is the same as alieve.  It has anti inflmaitory too.  Two different medications if you need to know that.  It does not contain tylenol product if you are worried about that.  I have heard though that if you have a sensitive stomach or orders not to take things with NSAID's in it then naproxen is not for you.  Hope this has helped.Sealed

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  • Dana Benenati October 10, 2009
    Dana Benenati
    October 10, 2009

    what are all the dosages of hodrocodone-apap from smallest to highest?

     

     

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    • ranbou
      January 26, 2010
      ranbou
      January 26, 2010

      I believe the dosages are 5mg, 10mg or 15mg of Hydrocodone with 500mg of Acetominophen.

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    • antiduche
      February 05, 2010
      antiduche
      February 05, 2010

      Generic Name: hydrocodone and acetaminophen (a SEET a MIN oh fen and hye droe KOE done)
      Brand names: Anexsia, Dolorex Forte, Hycet, Liquicet, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus, Lortab 10/500, Lortab 2.5/500, Lortab 5/500, Lortab 7.5/500, Lortab Elixir, Maxidone, Norco, Polygesic, Stagesic, Vicodin, Vicodin ES, Vicodin HP, Xodol, Xodol 5, Zydone

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  • Rocky January 03, 2010
    Rocky
    January 03, 2010

    What symtoms will be evident from overuse of prescribed dosage?

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    • ranbou
      January 26, 2010
      ranbou
      January 26, 2010

      Take a look at the "Overdose" section in this link for more detail:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrocodone

       

      However, the short answer is:

      Symptoms of hydrocodone overdose include respiratory depression; extreme somnolence; blue, clammy, or cold skin; narrowed or widened pupils; bradycardia; coma; seizures; cardiac arrest; and death

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    • antiduche
      February 05, 2010
      antiduche
      February 05, 2010

      Dont look at Wiki google a better link then wiki its a bad sorce. if u od call 911

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    • Tony Corona CA
      February 10, 2010
      Tony Corona CA
      February 10, 2010

      I have one Dr. giving me, Abein.

      Another Dr. giving me Dydrocdone 5/500 ever 4 hrs.

      Anther Dr. telling me to take 1 Mobic in the A.M and 1 Tizanidine hcl at bed time.

      I feel like crap!

      HELP ME!!!!!!!!

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    • Tony Corona CA
      February 10, 2010
      Tony Corona CA
      February 10, 2010

      Not Dydrocdone,(typo) it's Hydrocodone 5/500,Im ready to stop them all.

      any help ?

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    • anniet
      December 20, 2010
      anniet
      December 20, 2010

      if you mean you're taking Ambien, look out!  Personally I think that is an incredibly toxic med. If u take ambien out of the mix u might start feeling better,  be sure 2 ck w your Dr first.  i hv had 1st hand experience w that med and i didnt realize it was that specific med that was giving me migraines and higher blood pressure and vomiting/dry heaves.  I know of a few incidences w different friends of mine that have made me have NO doubt that drug is pure evil...

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    • Dubhly
      October 29, 2011
      Dubhly
      October 29, 2011

      have you looked at the wiki site? I doubt it, its annoying when people discredit something without true knowledge of the subject. Look at the site, check out the referances ( quite extensive) and accept that just becuase something is open source its not always a bad thing.

      Absolutely look at the Wiki site, its a good source of info!

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  • Phyllis August 04, 2010
    Phyllis
    August 04, 2010

    what over the counter meds. can I take to help with the pain along with hydrocodone?

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    • SouthWestPA
      December 14, 2010
      SouthWestPA
      December 14, 2010

      My pain specialist suggested taking Bufferin while taking hyrdocodone for times when I say get a headache but i'm not suffering from my neck pain or have already taken the medicine for that pain but still fight a headache.  What I was told was under no circumstance take Tylenol or any acetaminophen due to the quantity I am already taken that is blended with the hydrocodone prescription I take daily.

       

      I would highly suggest asking your doctor directly as I would not want to give bad advice along with the fact that they would know further details such as what other medications you are on which may be needed to give the proper advice that some non medically educated person with a keyboard (such as me) knows little about!

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  • Bri
    Bri
    January 03, 2011
    Bri
    Bri
    January 03, 2011

    Hydrocodone and Acetaminophen

     

    Generic Name: hydrocodone and acetaminophen

     

    Brand names: Anexsia, Dolorex Forte, Hycet, Liquicet, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet Plus, Lortab 10/500, Lortab 2.5/500, Lortab 5/500, Lortab 7.5/500, Lortab Elixir, Maxidone, Norco, Polygesic, Stagesic, Vicodin, Vicodin ES, Vicodin HP, Xodol, Xodol 5, Zydone

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  • sheri lyn September 15, 2011
    sheri lyn
    September 15, 2011

    Would this drug be beneficial for knee pain?

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  • mago July 08, 2011
    mago
    July 08, 2011

    Would hydroco/apap 5-500  be safe (1/2 a piill) to take with a drug I need for my restless leg syndrome that give me a headaches.

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  • phylocke January 22, 2011
    phylocke
    January 22, 2011

    Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from either of two naturally occurring opiates-codeine and thebaine. Hydrocodone is an orally active narcotic analgesic (pain reliever) and antitussive (cough suppressant). It is commonly available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form, and is often compounded with other, generally less effective non-opioid compounds such as paracetamol (also known as acetaminophen) or ibuprofen, often added both to discourage recreational use (as paracetamol can cause potentially fatal liver toxicity at high doses), and to provide a possible synergy of analgesic effects between hydrocodone and the non-opioid compounds present. However, the effectiveness and safety of hydrocodone compound products versus hydrocodone-only products remains a highly debated issue.

    The particular niche in which hydrocodone is most commonly used is as an intermediate centrally acting analgesic and strong cough suppressant, especially in those for whom histamine release and attendant itching from codeine is a problem. For the latter indication, at the 5 to 10 mg dose range hydrocodone is more powerful than most cough suppressants, being roughly equal to its derivative dihydrocodeinone enol acetate, with the top of the list being morphine and hydromorphone and methadone (methadone linctus, about 33 percent the concentration of the liquid used for opioid physical dependence maintenance or detoxification) and dihydrocodeine being right below. The experiments in dogs conducted by Winder and Rosière in the mid-1950s reported in the Journal of Pharmacology in 1955 indicate that hydrocodone is 12 times stronger than codeine as an antitussive (morphine 14×, methadone 9×), and other tests from 1920 forward showed it was about six times stronger as an analgesic.

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