... ingredients together make it work? Is the Acetaminophen a bonding agent? I ask because I am much more concerned about the intake of Acetaminophen rather than the Hydrocodone
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26 Apr 2010
The acetaminophen is also used for pain. If you have to take the hydrocodone, ask your doctor for the lowest dose of the acetaminophen. There are other meds available that have no acetaminophen at all. Ask if you could take a longer lasting, time released pain med. I'm glad to hear you know about the negative effects of taking this medication for a long time. Is your condition chronic? Or is it likely to go away soon? That may also play a role in the medication your doctor gives you.
Be proactive in your care. You were right to check the dangers of aceteminphen. Good luck to you and I hope my answer helped you.
26 Apr 2010
I certainly do not know if it is a bonding agent or not. You have a right to be concerned about the Acetamiophen if you take two hydrocodone you are takeng either 325mgs. in each pill, or 500 mgs. In each pill, and if you are supposed to take your pain meds every four hours that is alot of tylenol (Acetamiophen). I take darvocet N100 hundred for breakthrough pain every now and again and I can tell ypu the tylenol actuallty makes me sick to my stomache the next morning, I will ususally take something like Nexium before I take the darvocet, to help ward off the nausea feeling. I can say though that the hydrocadone has tylenol in it to help it work better. That's all I really know about it.,maybe someone else has some better advice than me. I hoped it helped somewhat though cause and I can't type for crap, Good Luck. Fall Queen
7 Mar 2012
Hydrocodone is in a group of drugs called narcotic pain relievers. Acetaminophen is a less potent pain reliever that increases the effects of hydrocodone. The combination of acetaminophen and hydrocodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain... I actually was just looking up information on my Lortabs and then seen your question. That was in the 1st paragraph I read. Hope that helps.
17 Apr 2012
Anyone who thinks that acetaminophen stops their pain is a pain wimp. The stuff is useless in my experience.
The reason it is in there is to keep you from taking large amounts of hydrocodone. Taking a lot of acetaminophen can destroy your liver. The drug czars and DEA don't care if it kills you. They used to make a drug called paregoric that contained opium. They put camphor in it so that anyone trying to inject it would get abscesses at the injection site.
At one point in time, the DEA sprayed pot in Mexico with a very toxic spray. Many people in the U.S. became very sick from smoking that pot. Word got out about deaths, and the DEA backed off.
Any pill containing more than 15 mg of hydrocodone that doesn't have acetaminophen in it is a Schedule II drug (hydrocodone with acetaminophen is a Schedule III drug and Schedule II is more restricted). You can very easily take more than 15 mg of hydrocodone by taking two 10 mg pills, but you also have to take a minimum of 325 mg of acetaminophen in each pill. Dying from liver failure is a horribly painful way to go.
Percodan (oxycodone), at one time had another ingredient that made people sick if they took more than three pills at a time. It's an old story.
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