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The name suggests just what they do -- kill pain. However, simple as the idea may be, there are still questions about what to use painkillers for, what types, and what happens when they're abused.

Asked in Medication and Drugs, Drug Interactions, Hydrocodone, Ibuprofen, Painkillers, Anti-Inflammatories

Can you take hydrocodone and Ibuprofen together?

Yes, you can. Ibuprofen and Hydrocodone work in different ways. When Hydrocodone is prescribed it is commonly prescribed in combination with acetaminophen (Tylenol), but sometimes prescribed with ibuprofen (Vicoprofen). Hydrocodone is an opioid narcotic that works by blocking opioid pain receptors. Ibuprofen is not a narcotic and works differently to block pain. Many healthcare providers including myself will tell patients to start off by taking ibuprofen (400 mg). If the pain still persists after 30 minutes or so take the hydrocodone. There is...
Asked in Birth Control, Medication and Drugs, Painkillers

Do painkillers affect birth control?

The group of medications that can be called "painkillers" is too broad to make a blanket statement about how they affect other medications. Tylenol, ibuprofen and other NSAIDs, hydrocodone, Percocet, and triptans like Imitrex for migraine do not affect hormonal birth control. If you are taking other painkillers, contact your health care provider or pharmacist for information specific to your situation. ...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Drug Interactions, Oxycodone, Painkillers, OxyContin

How long do you wait to take oxycodone after taking xanex?

they are a very unsafe combination , if you absolutely feel you have to take them, then you need to take them at least 2 hours apart. never take them together at the same time. i guess it depends on your tolerence. i take both at the same time for the last 8 years with no problem ...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Hydrocodone, Painkillers

Is hydrocodone considered controlled substance?

Yes, in the United States according to the National Controlled Substance Act, Hydrocodone in all it's formulations, is a schedule III controled substance. Medications like Tylenol 3's and so forth are also schedule III's. If you are prescribed the narcotic WITHOUT a non-narcotic medication (like Acetaminiphen) mixed with it in the same pill; it becomes a schedule II medication. ...
Asked in Addictions, Hydrocodone, Painkillers, Vicodin

What does a Vicodin high feel like?

You feel slow, nauseous, drowsiness. A This answer does not do the high justice. I know, it is wrong to glorify a drug. A feeling. The escape of one's life into the beautiful, crystal-clear, warm-water effects of drug use. However, you asked, you might as well hear the truth on the matter. Drugs are incredible. They wouldn't be popular if they weren't. They calm me. Vicodin in particular is a very nice drug. About a half hour after taking 3 tabs the room...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Herbal Medicine, Aspirin, Painkillers, Anti-Inflammatories

Herbal equivalent of aspirin?

Willow (salix alba) there are many herbs in ayurveda which works like aspirin for different popurse likeGinger Root For Muscle Pain,Epsom Salt Bath For Leg Pain,Cherries For Pain Relief, Buttermilk For Pre Menopause ...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Ibuprofen, Painkillers, Anti-Inflammatories

Can I mix Ibuprofen and wine?

It's best to wait until the Ibuprofen clears your system in 6-8 hours (especially if you are using prescription level Ibuprofen). Ibuprofen can be a irritant to the GI tract, and can sometimes cause bleeding, and alcohol only increases this risk. Ibuprofen also inhibits the liver's functions as well, so you would only be compounding that effect by adding alcohol. ...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Drug Safety, Drug Addiction, Painkillers

How many paracetamol would cause a fatal overdose?

Any amount over 4000mg. Would be considered an overdose. Any overdose could prove to be fatal. Update: Recently (Noted in Sept, 2011), the US FDA changed the max limit on APAP (Tylenol, Paracetamol, &c.) to 3000mg per day, down from 4000mg. Note that this represents an arbitrary limit, but nevertheless reflects dangers in this dosage of this drug. In the case of APAP, acute, life-threatening overdoses are very very are. However, overdose smay damage the liver, and repeated overdoses make this damage all the...
Asked in Hair Loss and Treatment, Medication and Drugs, Hair, Hydrocodone, Painkillers

Can mixing hydrocodone and alcohol cause hair loss?

Well it certainly is dangerous for your body! The best way to ensure strong healthy hair is to have a strong healthy body. The most common medical causes for hair loss are, medication, cancer treatments, vitamin deficiencies and thyroid problems. Anyone noticing signifigant sudden hair loss should see a doctor asap. ...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Drug Interactions, Antibiotics, Hydrocodone, Painkillers, Vicodin

Can you take vicodin while taking azithromycin?

Yes you can. Vicodin is a combination drug of Tylenol and hydrocodone which is a mild narcotic. The azithromycin is an antibiotic. There are no known drug interactions between the two. ...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Painkillers, Methadone

Why do methadone clinics give liquid methadone?

Because they can ^ an idiot typed this. Methadone clinics dispense liquid methadone diluted with water instead of pills because its much more difficult to hide an ounce of liquid in your mouth and sneak it out of the clinic (to spit out and save, or give to someone else) than a pill. You can talk normally with a pill tucked into your cheek or under your tongue. You cannot talk normally with an ounce or two of liquid in your mouth. They...
Asked in Painkillers

How long does it take for painkillers to work after stopping suboxone I have a chronic painful disease and I am stopping the suboxone cold turkey tonight I have been on it for about a year and a half?

Because of the nature of Buprenorphine, it is not a good idea to take it with other opiate pain medicine, because it blocks as well as stimulates different opiate receptors and can reduce their effects. Suboxone, one brand of Buprenorphine, is formulated with Naloxone (Narcan). It is a very powerful opiate "blocker" BUT in this case is only added to the formulation to prevent IV use of the drug, as the Naloxone is destroyed by stomach acids. Keeping all this in mind...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Acetaminophen (Tylenol), Aspirin, Painkillers

Who invented acetaminophen?

For many years it was believed that Felix Hoffman, Jr., a chemist working for the Bayer Laboratories in Germany first synthesized the compound that would be known as aspirin. But documents found in the Bayer archives several years later showed the actual discovery was made by Arthur Eichengruen, Hoffman's supervisor. Eichengruen showed the efficacy of the drug by testing it on himself and later on others. But, Eichengruen's name was removed from all records in the early 1930's as the Nazi party...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Drug Safety, Morphine, Painkillers

How much morphine is safe?

It depends entirely on your opiate tolerance. In emergency situations, a person who is not a chronic opiate user, the dose is usually from 1 to five mg. repeated as needed. If you are a chronic user, the dose can be up to 1gm (1000mg) depending on your tolerance. ...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Bahamas, Codeine, Painkillers

Can you buy codeine over the counter in Bahamas?

yep. co- codamol, but it is combined with paracetamol, which is called acetaminophen in the U.S. It's like 8mg codeine with 500 mg acetaminophen. You can also purchase Panadol Ultra, with 500mg paracetamol and 12.8mg codeine and Rokacet Plus, with 500mg paracetamol, 15mg codeine, and 50mg caffeine (similar to Tylenol #2) without a prescription in The Bahamas, but ONLY at a pharmacy. ...
Asked in Drug Allergies, Painkillers, Demerol

Can you take tramadol if allergic to Demerol?

yes you should be just fine. unless you have several allergies to other narcotics like lortab etc. ...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Illegal Drugs, Oxycodone, Opium, Painkillers, Percocet and Percodan

Does percocet have opium in it?

No, Percocet does not have opium in it. Opium is the dried latex of the opium poppy. It is a complex mixture of chemicals, containing narcotics such as morphine and codeine. Percocet contains acetaminophen and oxycodone. Oxycodone is a semi-synthetic opioid, it does not occur naturally in opium (though it can be synthesized from chemicals in opium). ...
Asked in Health, Medication and Drugs, Painkillers, Opiates

Can you use Clonidine for opiate withdrawal?

Most definitely! I'm currently am being weaned down from methadone. I was at 128mgs and I'm not on 92mgs. Still have a long way to go! I wanted to do it "slowly" for about a year. My psychiatrist is giving me only 6months to come off. I would much rather be on my psych meds than the methaone! My PCP started me on Clonidine a few months ago. First I was taking .1mg twice a day then on top of the...
Asked in Health, Medication and Drugs, Oxycodone, Painkillers, Opiates

Will oxycodone show up as opiate in urine test?

Oh yeah- it sure will! Doctors who drug test their patients who are prescribed Oxy's are not drug tested for illegal - they are tested to see if you actually have them in your system and your not selling them..mine does anyway and he is a well respected pain mgt. doctor. ...
Asked in Medication and Drugs, Painkillers, Fentanyl, Duragesic Patches

How do you keep Fentanyl patches applied?

As most Duragesic/Fentanyl patch patients know, the recommended procedure is to clean the area with water and then apply the patch. However, for anyone who has used Fentanyl Generics or Duragesic, we know that's ridiculous. Skin oil, patch location and hair are the 3 biggest adhesion factors for the patch adhesive to contend with. Having used Duragesic 100mcg patches (x2 on occasion) for 13 years, I know of 4 good ways to keep the patch stuck: 1. If you're using Duragesic, Janssen Pharmaceuticals...