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Old 03-12-2009, 06:44 PM   #1
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Which medication is a better pain reliever?

Which medicine is stronger:
hydrocodone/apap 10/650 or
hydrocodone apap 10/325

from what i have found, the first number represents the hydocodone and the second numer is the tylenol. with less tylenol would the hydrocodone seem stronger?

 
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:58 PM   #2
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Re: Which medication is a better pain reliever?

What you are talking about is Vicodin, well at least the brand name. You asked two questions. Which is a better pain reliever. Neither is better than the other, the vicodin with 625 acet. will increase your pain threshold more than the 325. As far as feeling one more than the other, I don't think the acet. inhibits the hydrocodone from working.

Regardless, there is a lot of acetaminophen in there. If you take more than the recommended dose you are at risk of major liver tissue death .. that stuff is toxic to your liver.

 
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Old 03-13-2009, 09:28 AM   #3
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Re: Which medication is a better pain reliever?

I only take what I am prescribed. Ive been on the other med for almost 3 years now. Im having surgery next month and im thinking thats why my dr ordered a lower dosage of acetaminophen because im anemic and i have bleeding issues.

 
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Re: Which medication is a better pain reliever?

Acetaminophen has no effect on your bleeding or clotting, only Aspirin.

 
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Re: Which medication is a better pain reliever?

I thought it was tylenol too. I dont know, I just got a big big list of meds i shouldnt take and tylenol is on it too. But the last time I had surgery I required a blood transfusion of 5 pints within a month of the surgery.

 
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Re: Which medication is a better pain reliever?

Wow .. what was the surgery for? Was there a complication or something?

 
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Re: Which medication is a better pain reliever?

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Originally Posted by Heather_Brennan View Post
I thought it was tylenol too. I dont know, I just got a big big list of meds i shouldnt take and tylenol is on it too.
They may want you to keep away from over the counter acetaminophen (e.g. Tylenol) because taking both that and the prescription painkiller that includes acetaminophen may result in the two adding up to a toxic dose of acetaminophen.

Be careful, hydrocodone (an opioid narcotic) may cause physical addiction requiring going through withdrawl after discontinuing use.

 
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