[QUOTE=Shoreline;3169263]Probably because you could always just take a couple Ibuphrofen along with a vicodin. The low mix of IBU does allow for higher dosing, but I have yet to see a dic take advantage of that and say take 4 every 4-6 hours. There is a new one with oxy and IBU called Combunox, but I doubt it will be the success that percocet is. I think the fact so much can be taken has made it unpopular with docs and popular among the abuse community. It's a shame we pay for others actions, but if people abuse it, there will be a repercusion.
Good luck, Dave
Hi Dave, I have read around here that you are the one to ask for good advice....Tylenol 3 works great for my mild-mod chronic pain, but I worry often about the aceteminophen, because I have an uncureable condition that will probably not be cured in my lifetime, and taking tyelnol over many years worries me, though I do also have dilaudid 4mg that I take sparingly and as needed for severe pain and lenghthier than usual pain flares to avoid the acetaminophen, as recommended by my pain dr.
Vicodin (Lortab 7.5) doesn't work for me at all, and only makes me emotional.
Was wondering if just plain codeine is ever prescribed and if it has toxicity levels. One of the posts in this thread said that plain hydro doesn't have toxicity levels and was wondering if the same is true of codeine. Yes, I know I should talk to my pain dr and/or my very good pharmacist, I'm just too tired right now. THanks for anyone who responds.
I don't plan to change my regimen, it works well, just wondering about the plain codeine and if it has toxicity limits. I know I could also do a web search but also too tired to do that. TIA for any info. :)
PS. Those who have my condition (Interstitial Cystitis, aka bladder pain syndrome) often don't take ibuprofen because it is acidic and we are supposed to limit our consumption of acidic foods and meds...they can trigger symptoms and cause flares.