The all-out effort to make all opioid pain-relieving medications more difficult to get continues. Last week an FDA panel voted 19 to 10 to reclassify medications that contain hydrocodone – like Vicodin and Lortab – from Schedule III drugs to Schedule II drugs.
Currently, under the federal Controlled Substances Act, medications containing hydrocodone are classified as Schedule III drugs. This means doctors can call in or fax prescriptions to the pharmacy and can allow up to five refills in a six-month period.
If hydrocodone-containing products are reclassified to Schedule II, only written prescriptions with an original signature by the physician are acceptable and no refills are allowed. If you take a hydrocodone medication on a regular basis, that means in most cases you'll have to go to your doctor's office every month to get a new prescription.
The DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) does allow, but does not encourage, doctors to issue multiple pre...
I took a oxycodone 5mg and 15 min later was given a toradol shot. Is this safe? Amy.
There are no significant interactions between these two medications to make the combination unsafe.
That said, it doesn't mean they're safe for you. It depends on more than those two medications. It also depends on all other medications you're taking and any medical issues you may have. Hopefully, you remembered to tell the doctor who ordered the Toradol about the oxycodone, and he or she considered that before ordering the Toradol.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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Generic Name: OXYCODONE/ASPIRIN - ORAL Pronounced: (ox-ee-KOH-doan/AS-pir-in) Oxycodone-Aspirin Oral Precautions
Before taking oxycodone with aspirin, tell your doctor or
pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other narcotics (such as codeine,
hydrocodone), salicylates (such as salsalate), or nonsteroidal
anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen, naproxen, celecoxib); or if you
have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which
can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
intestinal/bowel disorders (such as paralytic ileus,
infectious diarrhea, colitis, blockage)
bleeding/blood-clotting disorders (such as hemophilia,
vitamin K deficiency, low platelet count)
stomach problems (such as ulcers, heartburn, stomach
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