It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Pain Management Message Board
Post New Thread   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-26-2012, 05:08 PM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 8
gorich HB User
Pain Management

I have Osteo Arthritis in my neck, spine, feet and hands. I also have Migraines 3 or 4 days a week every week and a Kyphosis mid back. I have been on Lortab, Robaxin, and Celebrex which takes the edge off and I function pretty well and life is worth living. I was recently diagnosed with an ulcer so my Dr. took me off the Celebrex. At the same time I was also told I can no longer get Lortab because people who missue this drug were dying from liver disease. The pharmacy is now substituting Norco for the Lortab.
My life has gone from functioning pretty well to barely being able to move my hands. I am still working at age 67 and thought I'd be able to work till 70 but the way things are going i'll be lucky to finnish out this year. It's not fair that we are all punished for something that a few do.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 07:42 AM   #2
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Ohio
Posts: 116
Paininohio HB UserPaininohio HB UserPaininohio HB UserPaininohio HB UserPaininohio HB UserPaininohio HB UserPaininohio HB User
Re: Pain Management

Hello gorich, actually Lortab and Norco are the EXACT same medicine, just a different brand.

 
Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 11-29-2012, 12:03 PM   #3
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 8
gorich HB User
Re: Pain Management

Yes, Lortab and Norco are the same medication.
The difference is the amount of acetaminophen in the pill.
Lortab is 5/500, 5 codiene and 500 acetaminophen while Norco is 5/325, 5 codiene and 325 acetaminophen which reduces the efficacy of the drug.
It has nothing to do with being from a different manufacturer.

Last edited by gorich; 11-29-2012 at 12:10 PM.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 12:45 PM   #4
Senior Member
(female)
 
ctrue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Pleasant View, TN
Posts: 115
ctrue HB Userctrue HB Userctrue HB Userctrue HB Userctrue HB Userctrue HB User
Re: Pain Management

Are you not allowed to take any additional tylenol? Can you take 1 tylenol with the norco? I get that the point is to reduce the chance of liver damage but if thats the only difference and the lortabs help.. I dont know what dosage you are on so that may not be possible but I thought Id ask.
My PCP started me out on lortabs and then changed me to norcos. When she sent me to PM, that dr put me back on lortabs, saying they were more effective for my pain. I only take them 3 times a day so she didnt think that the tylenol was a problem. I guess all drs think dif on this subject.
I hope you are able to get some pain relief soon!
__________________
Ctrue-

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 04:01 PM   #5
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 2
Robinwilliams HB User
Re: Pain Management

I have migraine and often have to deal with various related health problems and severe headaches. Its sometime hard to tolerate and taking medicine all the time looks just not good. I was referred to corrective chiropractic & wellness clinic by a friends. I must say that chiropractic treatment does wonders to my pain. I could have never felt so much better.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-29-2012, 05:16 PM   #6
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 8
gorich HB User
Re: Pain Management

Yes, I went out and got some Tylenol today. If I take 1/2 a 350 tab of Tylenol with the Norco it is the same strength as the Lortab. The FDA ruled that they are limiting the acetaminophen in combo products like Lortab to 350 mg on 1/14/2014. Kaiser is implementing this rule early. Check out www.fda.gov/drugs

Last edited by gorich; 11-29-2012 at 05:24 PM.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 10:32 AM   #7
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: East Coast, VA, USA
Posts: 550
Ilovemycutedog HB UserIlovemycutedog HB UserIlovemycutedog HB UserIlovemycutedog HB UserIlovemycutedog HB UserIlovemycutedog HB UserIlovemycutedog HB UserIlovemycutedog HB UserIlovemycutedog HB UserIlovemycutedog HB UserIlovemycutedog HB User
Re: Pain Management

Just FYI but the Lortab, Norco, and Vicodin actually have Hydrocodone as the opiate and then the Acetaminophen in them...

I think that you wrote in another post that it was codeine....Truly not trying to "correct" you in a negative way...I just think it's important for everyone who reads these posts to know what is in the medication.

I used to take Percocets for years...This has Oxycodone as the opiate and Acetaminophen....but I was getting tummy issues as well as I didn't want the Acetaminophen in each pill....so I switched to OxyIR which is just plain Oxycodone.

Now I can add a Tylenol or an Advil if I need it...

Good luck with everything

 
Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2012, 05:35 PM   #8
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 8
gorich HB User
Re: Pain Management

FYI yes Lortab, Norco and Vicodin are Hydrocodone, aka Codiene.
I feel like I'm repeating myself.
My stomach issue is because of Celebrex which is an anti inflamatory and can cause bleeding in the stomach and intestines. I was put on Lortab for my pain issues because the hydrocodone and acetaminaphen don't cause stomach problems, as do Advil, Motrin and Asprin.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 01:02 AM   #9
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
BB07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Lower Alabama
Posts: 921
BB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB User
Wink Re: Pain Management

Quote:
Originally Posted by gorich View Post
FYI yes Lortab, Norco and Vicodin are Hydrocodone, aka Codiene.
I feel like I'm repeating myself.
My stomach issue is because of Celebrex which is an anti inflamatory and can cause bleeding in the stomach and intestines. I was put on Lortab for my pain issues because the hydrocodone and acetaminaphen don't cause stomach problems, as do Advil, Motrin and Asprin.
hey gorich-easy big fella; those folks are only trying to make helpful suggestions.(feel like i'm repeating myself-lol.) you sound a lil crabby perhaps because your pain is undertreated.
But i am glad that half tab you add to your norco(hydrocodone-codeine whatever you like to call it is helping?. But just maybe, if your doc increased that "codeine part" a little, you may feel better.

Just saying. hope you feel better soon, honestly we all do.
__________________
constant companion pain

Last edited by BB07; 12-13-2012 at 01:06 AM.

 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-13-2012, 01:12 AM   #10
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
BB07's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Lower Alabama
Posts: 921
BB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB UserBB07 HB User
Wink Re: Pain Management

Quote:
Originally Posted by gorich View Post
FYI yes Lortab, Norco and Vicodin are Hydrocodone, aka Codiene.
I feel like I'm repeating myself.
My stomach issue is because of Celebrex which is an anti inflamatory and can cause bleeding in the stomach and intestines. I was put on Lortab for my pain issues because the hydrocodone and acetaminaphen don't cause stomach problems, as do Advil, Motrin and Asprin.
hey gorich-easy big fella; those folks are only trying to make helpful suggestions.(feel like i'm repeating myself-lol.) you sound a lil crabby perhaps because your pain is undertreated. But i am glad that half tab you add to your norco, sorry, lortab,(hydrocodone-codeine. whatever you like to call it. But just maybe, if your doc increased that "codeine part" a little, you may feel better.

Just saying. hope you feel better soon, honestly we all do.
__________________
constant companion pain

 
Reply With Quote
Reply Reply




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



tortoisegirl (158), gmak (149), Shoreline (121), BB07 (85), backhurtz (79), katlin09 (69), galalena (53), Ilovemycutedog (53), jonnstar (35), Isotope (34)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1139), MSJayhawk (943), Apollo123 (860), janewhite1 (823), Titchou (774), Gabriel (743), ladybud (667), sammy64 (666), midwest1 (655), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:58 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!