I was recently prescribed Hydrocodone 5mg Acetaminophen 325mg because i had jaw sergery. my doctor told me to take one at a time no more then 3 times a day. But like most drugs i have an extremely high tolarance. It relieves no pain what so ever. i asked my doctor for something stronger but he insisted it that was the best he could do. honestly how many can i take at a time without risk of overdose? im in extreme pain because they had to break my jaw. the doctor gave me 12 shots in my mouth to numb the pain. i could still feel every bit of it. and was in extreme pain during the sergery. the doctor insisted he already gave me too much and could not do any more for me. I want to take enough to be out of it but not risk my health. i would wrather sleep till this pain is gone. if you need to know my size and weight to judge how much i can handle im 5'9" 180 lbs. please help me soon. i dont want to take too much at once. I know they put the acetaminophen in there to keep people from trying to abuse it. what is a safe limit of the acetaminophin and the codone? sorry my english is not best. hope you can read this ok.
5 Mar 2011
i was on 15 mg of oxy's and my doctor changed me today to 5 mg of perc's and i have to take 2 to get any relief from pain ! so a question if you were taking 15mg and was changed to 5 mg wouldn't it make sense that for me to get relief from pain i would need 15 mg and to do this i would need 3 pills ?sorry about answering your question with asking you one !
5 Mar 2011
if I tell you to increase this then it is going to cause you a problem you will run out of medication sooner than you should therefore that puts you back into trouble, I would contact him or I would call the family doctor and if I had to I would be seen in an emergency room rather than suffer, but for me to tell you to increase your medication is me telling you to do exactly what he has told you not to do, I am so sorry that I can't tell you to increase this but I would look for and find another way of being able to do this the right way, please take care
5 Mar 2011
You can safely take up to three of these at a time but no more than 6 a day. So it would be better to take two at a time three times a day. That being said, as Caringsonbj pointed out, you will run out of medication before the prescription can be refilled and the doctor will know you took more than the prescribed amount and may find fault with that.
I would encourage you to talk to the doctor as soon as possible and let him know you are miserable. He may tell you to take two at a time then.
It is very important to not let the pain reach high level before taking the pain med, so take it on the schedule that was given to you by the doctor. So try not to be late taking the meds.
I do hope you get relief soon,
5 Mar 2011
I would say you can safely take 2 1/2 or mabe 3 if you've taken these kind of pills before. You will run out awfully fast then what are you going to do? If the doctor won't give you more, then you will really be in trouble with the pain. Maybe like Billy said, call you regular physican & explain your problem. He may not want to intervene, but it's worth a try. If you decide to increase this medicine, make sure you eat a little something or drink some milk if you still can't eat. It can in larger doses with some people make you a little nauseated. Good luck, so one should have to suffer pain.
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