Wednesday, May 28, 2008 maria, Community Member, asks

Q: is hydrocodone apap 5-500 the same as vicodin

can i take hydrocodone with naproxen

 

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loofielew, Community Member
6/ 3/08 10:37pm

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

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j!me, Community Member
2/24/10 7:31pm

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, Community Member
4/10/11 3:10am

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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kathy m, Community Member
5/29/08 8:15am

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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Parry Corcoran, Community Member
6/ 5/08 1:50am

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, Community Member
10/25/09 2:59am

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, Community Member
12/19/09 12:33pm

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, Community Member
1/ 7/10 3:51am

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, Community Member
1/ 7/10 11:57am

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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ozzyborn, Community Member
9/ 1/11 3:09am

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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jeannie, Community Member
1/16/10 3:50pm

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, Community Member
1/26/10 7:51pm

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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Jon, Community Member
7/31/10 1:40pm

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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shepard1, Community Member
2/ 1/10 7:34pm

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, Community Member
2/13/10 10:10pm

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

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angel, Community Member
6/ 5/08 6:48am

when should I take hydrocodone

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Spooky, Community Member
10/25/09 3:00am

When your doctor says to take it.

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Rocky, Community Member
10/17/08 6:48pm

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, Community Member
2/22/09 8:09am

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

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David, Community Member
12/31/09 4:38pm

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, Community Member
1/26/10 7:55pm

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, Community Member
2/ 5/10 3:00am

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

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antiduche, Community Member
2/ 5/10 3:29am

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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Sambo, Community Member
3/12/09 9:39pm

All the info you need is here

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PAIN IN THE HEAD, Community Member
5/20/10 1:16am

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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EASY E, Community Member
6/27/09 4:22am

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

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Spooky, Community Member
10/25/09 3:01am

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

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ranbou, Community Member
1/26/10 8:06pm

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, Community Member
2/ 5/10 3:16am

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, Community Member
2/ 3/11 11:49am

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, Community Member
7/ 8/09 10:17pm

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

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scooter73, Community Member
8/13/09 4:09pm

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

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Dana Benenati, Community Member
10/10/09 2:44pm

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

 

 

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ranbou, Community Member
1/26/10 8:13pm

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

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antiduche, Community Member
2/ 5/10 3:24am

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, Community Member
1/ 3/10 11:05am

What symtoms will be evident from overuse of prescribed dosage?

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ranbou, Community Member
1/26/10 8:20pm

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, Community Member
2/ 5/10 3:30am

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, Community Member
2/10/10 2:20am

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, Community Member
2/10/10 2:31am

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

any help ?

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anniet, Community Member
12/20/10 7:25pm

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, Community Member
10/29/11 2:38am

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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antiduche, Community Member
2/ 5/10 3:22am

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, Community Member
2/10/10 3:02am

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, Community Member
2/10/10 8:45am

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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IRIS, Community Member
7/28/10 11:40pm

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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Phyllis, Community Member
8/ 4/10 12:37pm

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

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SouthWestPA, Community Member
12/14/10 1:24pm

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, Community Member
1/ 3/11 5:00pm

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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phylocke, Community Member
1/22/11 4:00pm

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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mago, Community Member
7/ 8/11 4:52pm

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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sheri lyn, Community Member
9/15/11 5:22pm

Would this drug be beneficial for knee pain?

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