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    Old 03-06-2007, 11:46 PM   #1
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    Question Lorcet Question

    I'll be having major foot/ankle surgery next week and my doctor has prescribed Lorcet for me to take. In the past both Vicodin and Codeine have made me very nauseous, so he also prescribed Phenergan to help with the nausea.

    What can I expect with the Lorcet and Phenergan? I don't have a lot of experience with pain meds. Will the Lorcet pretty much knock me out? Is it a good pain medication?

    Also, I read on one of the stickies on this board that you shouldn't take vitamins with drugs such as Vicodin. Why? Should I be concerned with taking vitamins along with the Lorcet?

    Thanks for any help and information you can offer.

    ~Debbie~

     
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    Old 03-07-2007, 12:36 AM   #2
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    Re: Lorcet Question

    Lorcet and Vicodin are the same thing. They are both hydrocodone. It is a schedule 3 narcotic. It is weaker than percocet so you shouldnt get to drowsy taking it. however the phenergan will make you sleepy. Also the lorcet has tylenol in it just in case you didnt know.

     
    Old 03-07-2007, 05:34 AM   #3
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    Re: Lorcet Question

    I take loricet for b/t pain. I can make you nauseaus(sp?) but the phenegren will help with that a lot. It will definately make you sleepy and will also increase the effectiveness of the medication. It is a really good medication.

    I hope you're surgery goes well and the meds take care of your pain.

    Good luck!

     
    Old 03-07-2007, 07:49 AM   #4
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    Re: Lorcet Question

    You might consider the Oxycodone based medications instead like Percocet or some of the others. The Roxicodone does not have Tylenol in it.

    Good luck with your surgery.

     
    Old 03-07-2007, 09:19 AM   #5
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    Re: Lorcet Question

    lorcet, lortab, vicodin, norco, are all hydrocodone/apap. i have been on hydrocodone for almost 2 years and it has really done well with my pain. i never had issues with sleepiness or stomach upset. the phenergan will help your belly tho. i did have issues with the euphoric feeling it can give you but that passed. gl with your surgery and god bless, katy

     
    Old 03-07-2007, 10:33 AM   #6
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    Re: Lorcet Question

    Thanks so much for the information and well wishes!

    Does anyone know about vitamins I might need to avoid? I saw it in a sticky posted above. I regularly take vitamin and herb supplements... don't want to cause any reactions between those and pain meds.

    ~Debbie~

     
    Old 03-07-2007, 12:36 PM   #7
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    Re: Lorcet Question

    Deb,

    The hydrocodone and oxycodone based meds also come in liquid form, Lortab Elixir and Roxicet, respectively. I used these two liquid based meds after I had my tonsils removed last year.

    The liquids tend to absorb more quickly and speed the relief for short term pain relief after surgery.

     
    Old 03-07-2007, 04:57 PM   #8
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    Re: Lorcet Question

    Well, I picked up my meds from the pharmacy today. The doc wants me to do a "trial" run tomorrow to make sure I can handle the Lorcet without becoming too ill.

    He said to try the Promethazine (Phenergan) 25 mg. tab 1/2 hour before taking the Lorcet 10/650 (what does that number mean?).

    I'm not sure what options I'd have if I can't tollerate this.

    ~Debbie~

     
    Old 03-07-2007, 11:01 PM   #9
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    Re: Lorcet Question

    Hi Debbie,
    The numbers mean 10mg of the pain med (lorcet) and 650 mg of tylenol is in the one pill ur taking. I hope this helps and take care!

     
    Old 03-07-2007, 11:05 PM   #10
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    Re: Lorcet Question

    if i am not mistaken vicodin is hydrocodone and tylenol lorcet is hydrocodone and ibuprofen i think it may be the combo, that might be making u nauseous however i never heard of anyone getting naseous on tylenol just hydrocodone.

     
    Old 03-09-2007, 09:12 PM   #11
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    Re: Lorcet Question

    10\650, the 650 is the APAP which can upset your stomach.If you feel you need to continue this med. ask your doc. for a lower apap like 10\325.

     
    Old 03-10-2007, 07:50 AM   #12
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    Re: Lorcet Question

    I have to disagree with OM28...the Tylenol could be causing the stomach distress as this, just like nsaids, or any medication for that matter can cause problems to someone with a sensitive tummy.

    I have to take food with ANY medicine that I take...including vitamins...I have always had a sensitive tummy and keep the new chewable Rolaids in my purse, kitchen, by my bed, etc....and for me, this seems to help very well....

    Please be careful about saying something is absolute.....i think we all have to watch what we say...including me, about what will automatically work or not work for someone else as well as what is "very unlikely" to be causing a problem...

    As I have learned...without seeing eachothers faces and knowing our personalities and senses of humor, (or not), we need to watch how we present our posts.....I know I make mistakes with this and think if we "accidentally" hurt someone's feelings or come across too harsh...we can respond in a nice way....We are all here because we are hurting (or know someone who is), and as I know I am, can be sensitive to comments especially after a long, painful day....Our responses are "our opinions" and what has worked for us and we are not Dr.s, so I know for me, I take in what everyone says and write down what is relative for me and discuss with my Dr. when needed....We are here to help and support and LUV one another.... **** Cheesy music goes here***** HAHAHA

    Blessings,
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    Old 03-10-2007, 08:12 AM   #13
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    Re: Lorcet Question

    when i first started on the hydrocodone/apap it was 7.5/500. the tylenol, ibuprophrn, all of them tear my stomach up in high doses. so they dropped my med to 7.5/325 and if taken with food that is tolerable for me. tylenol can definetly cause stomach upset. with my history my pharmacist even warned me that the 500 mg apap may upset my stomach. also vicoprophen is the hydrocodone/ibuprophen combination.

     
    Old 03-10-2007, 11:30 AM   #14
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    Re: Lorcet Question

    Thanks for all the helpful advice and information.

    I've been chomping down huge quantities of ibuprofen since last August, and that never seems to upset my stomach. For me I'm guessing my sensitivity is not to the Tylenol component, but the other drug it's combined with.

    That said, I did a trial run using the anti-nausea med (Penergan) with my Lorcet. I was thrilled that it didn't upset my stomach at all, but it did knock me out pretty much the whole day.

    My dr. said I'll be taking one of those every 3-4 hours for pain, so I'm guessing that I'll pretty much be asleep the first week post-op! I just hope it helps with the PAIN.

    Surgery is Tuesday - getting closer and I'm getting nervous!

    Thanks again,
    ~Debbie~

     
    Old 03-11-2007, 08:59 AM   #15
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    Hi Debbie,

    I'm not sure what kind of surgery you are having on Tuesday but I will pray for you...

    If I could make a suggestion about making sure that all the nurses know about your nausea and ask them to just automatically give you the Phenegran right after your sugery, right as you are waking up, this can really help....This way, you don't have to wait until you are feeling bad and then have them give it to you...

    Again, don't know what you are having and if you are going under general or local anesthesia...but with my surgeries (4-5 hours), I told them how sensitive I am and also, since I was in the hospital for a few days, I specifically ask for something other than Morphine in my PCA (the pump that delivers your meds directly into your IV).....I think that most hospitals are getting away from that now...the morphine....since that has higher levels of nausea associated with it....

    Anyway, you can also talk with the anesthiesologist right when he/she comes in to talk to your before surgery and tell them what makes you sick.....

    I just wanted to give some advice based on my first surgery when I assumed that my regular Dr. and surgeon would relay all this info to the hospital and nurses, etc. but they usually don't so it's up to us to say something and remind them the day of surgery...

    Again, will be be saying my prayers for you and apologize for not knowing what surgery you are having since I haven't looked up all your posts....

    Blessings,
    Ingrid

     
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