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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.

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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 no adverse effects and no reason to worry about taking the medicines together as long as you take them in the recommended/prescribed dosages.

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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.

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Medication and Drugs
Actors & Actresses
Morphine
Painkillers

Did Bela Lugosi use morphine?

Yes, He did use morphine.

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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

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Addictions
Hydrocodone
Painkillers
Vicodin

What does a Vicodin high feel like?

You feel slow, nauseous, drowsiness.

AThis 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 is calm. My nerves are calm. Very quiet. A peaceful silence. When the turn "euphoric body high" is used, some may wonder what this feels like. The best way I can explain a "body high" is to imagine breathing in warm air, the air feels good to breath in. Any touch of the skin is pleasurable. Almost, sexual, if you will. The nicest part about this vicodin high is that it's perfectly legal. A

In all honestly, its not THAT great. Like, its not as good as being in love. Or having a lot of money. Winning that "big game". But its a cheap, easy way to feel good about yourself for an extended period of time, without having to worry about what "they" think of you.

AI feel the effects after one pill. I feel it wears off after about 3.5 hours and on the box container it says wait 4-5 so i usually suck it up for an hour or so. I also feel that I am easily irratible on it. I just want to be left alone and when theres scenes on tv with people fighting or awkward situations i get irritable. You chill really hard on it and its kinda like being really tired and its also like when someone tells you a story you dont care about and u just chill and dont listen, except its that way about everything. Just follow the directions on the box.
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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 more likely. Death from chronic overdoses on APAP, e.g. liver failure, are long, excruciating ordeals.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Medication and Drugs
Hydrocodone
Painkillers
Vicodin

How many hydrocodone apap 10-500 do you take to get high?

2.

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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

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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.

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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 as soon as the opiate receptors are sufficiently clear of the Suboxone, other narcotic pain meds can be used to control your pain. How fast this happens depends on your Suboxone dosage as well how long you were on it, but after 48 hours you should start seeing an improvement in the effectiveness of your pain medication. This of course depends on what drug you are now prescribed, and if you were taking the Suboxone for pain control or opiate dependency maintenance.

I didnt take my dose last night so its been way over 24 hours since my last dose do you think theres any way the pain medication if I take a higher dose will work? I am just in agony? Thankyou.

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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 have a sign on the dosing counter window that tells patients to "speak to the nurse after swallowing your dose" at the clinic I attend.

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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).

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Painkillers
Methadone

Does methadone cause facial sores?

NO

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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 two he prescrbed my .2mgs a night. If you were ever in rehab the nurses usually give you a a Clonidine Patch(Catapress). When you are withdrawaling from a certain drug like Methadone or even a Benzo. The Clonodine does seem to help your blood pressure, severe anxiety, relaxation and sleep. The FDA approved therapeutic effect taking Clonidine is for blood pressure. (Clonidine is used "off label" for MANY other things like restless leg syndrome, severe cancer pain from radiation, and even ADHD or ADD) Now depending on where you are detoxing from, will definitely make a difference in the severity and lenght of your detox. If you are at home, you have the opportunity to get other medications like Ativan.(Ativan seems to be the one the medical field uses the most.) Thankfully, I was prescribed a lot of medications throughout this hell!

Klonopin 1mg 4 times a day for anxiety. Promethazine or Phenergan that really helps with some of my nausea 25mgs every 2-6hrs. Zanaflex 4mgs one every 4hrs to relax my tense muscles and headaches, Seroquel which I was prescribed for a mood disorder is used off label for anxiety and insomnia. I take Remeron for sleep/depression and Celexa for a particular phobia. I take Imitrex 100mgs as directed for migraine. I take a med with three ingredients for migraine/tension headaches. I was on Midrin for my headaches up until, apparently, they didn't have all of the ingredients/raw materials to make Midrin. Now they put me on a drug called "Prodrin." Prodrin is also made up of 3 ingredients, but instead of the sedative combo(Chloral Hydrate and something else) I get caffeine instead! Hell, caffeine causes a lot of my headaches. It's not from withdrawing from it, because I rarely consume it.

Finally,eat healthy foods in moderation. Drink LOTS of fluids preferably without caffeine or alcohol(natural Laxis) acting like I've already come off methadone because of all of the advice I've made. Toxins from years of drug use like to retire in your fat tissue. Methadone is especially prone to do that. For an example, you consumed a methadone dose of 60mgs. When you come up the next day, you dose again at 60mgs. Now, from a legitimate source with a doctorites degree and specializes in drugs and the body, there is robably 10mgs from yesterday. I'm probably not saying it right. Anyway, take care to all and beat this demon for good!!

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Opiates

Is robaxin an opiate?

No a muscle relaxant

you might mean Roxecet which is Vicodan

Robaxin is methocarbamol

Roxicet is oxycodone/apap

Vicodin is hydrocodone/apap

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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 came to power in Germany because Eichengruen was a Jew. Not wanting to jeopardize his position, Eichengruen remained quiet as Hoffman received praise. Several years after being freed from a Nazi concentration camp at age 78, he wrote an impassioned article in an international pharmaceutical journal stating his claim as the person who discovered aspirin.

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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.

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Hydrocodone
Painkillers

How do hydrocodone and tramadol compare?

Hydrocodone & tramadol are both opioid agonist analgesics. They are both micro (morphine) agonists, and (unlike buprenorphine), they are both full agonists, and not partial. Although tramadol's chemical structure is simpler than that of hydrocodone, its pharmacology is more complex. And even though their pharmacologies differ, somewhat, both share key features related to the prototype narcotic, codeine. Both tramadol and hydrocodone share a 3-methyl ether grouping (as does codeine), and all three are demethylated by the liver to corresponding, more active phenols. Although tramadol is arguably a less potent analgesic than hydrocodone, it is difficult to compare and contrast the relative ratio equivalencies between the two, because hydrocodone's absolute potency equivalency has not been established. In other words, unlike many other narcotics, experts do not agree on how potent and efficacious hydrocodone really is. Most believe hydrocodone is less potent than oxycodone, but the extent of the reduced potency here is debatable (the relative differences in potency between the analogous hydromorphone vs oxymorphone (Dilaudid vs Numorphan), is more straight forward. Tramadol has significant SNRI action, while hydrocodone does not. Interestingly, however, both hydrocodone and codeine can cause seizures, but not as readily as tramadol (or pethidine, for that matter). There is some evidence that hydrocodone, along with codeine and oxycodone, might have very mild SNRI effects, just as tramadol does, but much weaker. Tramadol itself is a very weak opioid agonist, and most of the opioid agonist effect derived from the compound is through a hepatic demethylation. However, unmetabolized tramadol has a rewarding effect (dopamine, rat, NAC shell) clearly in greater potency than is accountable by its very weak mU opioid effect. Could it be that unmetabolized (parent) tramadol behaves similarly to the drug MDMA, and that the metabolised M1 is similar to hydrocodone? Now, a portion of the human population can not effectively perform 3 ortho demethylation, and these people probably will derive lesser analgesic benefit from tramadol, codeine, and even hydrocodone and oxycodone, and in this rank ordering of significance. Tramadol is a synthetic analog of codeine. Hydrocodone is a conger of codeine, as is oxycodone. Phenomenologically, it is best to think of tramadol as a weak version of ketobemidone, for those in which the drug is efficacious. Both analgesics raise the seizure threshold, and both are nmda-antagonists. The specific "leg pleasure" both drugs produce, coupled with not wanting to move one's body whatsoever, is a striking similarity. It would appear, perhaps, that not only does tramadol have far greater abuse potential than previously thought, but that, in fact, tramadol may represent one of the most abusable of all opioids, and even greater than heroin.

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Opiates

Is lisinopril an opiate?

RXlist.com has all info on drugs and so does FDA.gov. The answer is no ofcourse. Prinivil or zestiril are synthetic peptide derivatives or long acting ACE inhibitor (angiotensin converting enzyme). Indications include hyertension and adjunctive therapy in managment of heart failure in people who are not responding well to diuretics or digitalis. There are warnings and drugs not to take it with. consult a doctor and or pharmacists before taking lisinopril.!

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lisinopril is a blood pressure med and will not test positive for anything

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Medication and Drugs
Hydrocodone
Painkillers

What drugs fall under Benzodiazepine?

Valium = diazepam

Ativan = lorazepam

Xanax = alprazolam

Klonopin = clonazepam

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Morphine
Painkillers

Is dalata stronger than morphine?

no

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