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LouiseM
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posted 10-21-2003 04:15 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LouiseM     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was just wondering, I just got back from the PM and she gave me a script for Hydrocoden is this the same as Loratab?
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posted 10-21-2003 04:56 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Poo2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes it is. Hydrocodone is usually 5/500. Loratab is 10/325 and Loracet is 10/500 or it may be the other way around but yes it is the same thing but not as strong.

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posted 10-21-2003 05:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for igy76     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Louise,

Hydrodocone is just simply the base, main ingredient in all of these things: Vicodin 5/500; Lorcet 10/650; Norco 10/325; Lortab 10/500; Vicodin HP 10/500, etc... there are a few more too. They're all just varied brand name types. Whatever of these the doc gives you, if the pharmacy gives you generic (which you should request if you've got half a brain , because there's no difference in quality), the bottle's going to say Hydrocodone "# of mgs"/ Apap (tylenol) # of mgs". It just depends on the amount or strength you get per pill, combined with how much tylenol in each dose (ultimately, the best combination you can have is 10/325... it's max dose of hydrocodone in one pill (I don't think there's a 15) and it's the least amount of tylenol - good for the liver . That is, just talking about the opioid/tylenol combinations, of course there's quite a few tylenol free relievers out there too. Hope this helps

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LouiseM
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posted 10-21-2003 09:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LouiseM     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks I think it is 7.5?

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HockeyCrystal
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posted 10-21-2003 09:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for HockeyCrystal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
7.5 is the amount of hydrocodone in it...if it has 325 or 500 or something after the 7.5, that is the amount of acetaminopehn in it in addition to the hydrocodone. Lortab and hydrocodone and vicodin and all of that are all the same things....They all just have hydrocodone in them... The generic would be named "hydrocodone" rather than lortab or norco or vicodin or anything like that.... Hope that made some sorta sense...

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posted 10-21-2003 11:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for chrpps99     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You got it Hockey Crystal,

Hydrocodone is generic for Lortab, Lorcet, Vicodin, Norco, That's the only difference and they all come in 5, 7.5, and 10 Hydrocodone, and 325, 500, 650, and 750 acetaminiphin. Why any one would want the higher tylenol is beyond me since it is so harsh on the liver, but that is how high it goes. That I am aware of anyway. So I just wanted to say you were right!!

Take Care
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LouiseM
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posted 10-23-2003 03:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LouiseM     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you so much everyone for all your responses!!

I am on 7.5/700? Yet, I am still getting breakthrough, and it seems I don't get a lot of relief. Is this common? Others would take it and be knocked out for the day right? I am just wondering why I have such a high tolerence to it?

Thanks everyone,
LouiseM

The other thing is am I being a baby? I have sciatica, and a few bulging discs and endometriosis?
Everyone seems to have so many other illnesses/injuries I hate to even complain!!

Thanks everyone you all have been very helpful!

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posted 10-23-2003 04:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for igy76     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Louise,

I think maybe you mean to say it's 7.5/750 you have there, which is generic Vicodin ES. (Personally, I'd feel that's unfortunate for you, Vicodin ES is my least favorite short acting med, only because it's the one that comes with the most tylenol per pill). I'm not sure how many a day you're taking, but be careful, as you don't want to take more than 4000mgs of tylenol in 24hrs (well taking that in a day won't kill you obviously, but doing that much continuously will harm your liver, or even taking as much as 3500mgs or so continuously too). So, as a rule, you really only want to be taking 5 of those a day at most to be in a safer range.

And you may have heard this before, and you'll most certainly hear it again - everyone reacts differently to everything (in response to your ? about being knocked out). I used to work with a guy, he is 6-1, about 190 and two regular Vicodins would have him pretty much down for the count. I'm a mere 5-9, 160, and they have the reverse effect on me, they actually kind of energize me.

And finally in regards to why you're so tolerant, that's completely dependant upon how long you've been on these meds, which that I don't think you've mentioned. Obviously the longer it is, the higher tolerance you have.... Aye there's the rub, when it comes to opiate analgesics, there's no ceiling to the dosage. Hope this helps

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LouiseM
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posted 10-23-2003 04:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for LouiseM     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes thank you. See, that is the thing I have only taken vicodine in the past maybe 4 times (30 tablets) I made them last, and that was 6 months ago?

So, I am at a loss on that.

The other thing, can the meds give you panic attacks? At night I feel like I might have one. I never really do, but was wondering if it might be the medication?

Just a thought,
and thanks everyone again!!!!!
LouiseM

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