its a yellow capsule, yellow powder,I was told that it was a pharmicuetical compound ,which means the pharmacy make them on site, has anyone ever heard or seen such a thing ? Its suppose to be like the 30mg oxycodone compound that is dark blue /w brownish powder ,that ,,I KNOW EXIST
24 Feb 2013
It was hard for me to believe that there was a 50mg Hydrocodone capsule myself until my Pain Management Dr prescribed them to me just last week and I was able to watch them make them right in the Pharmacies Lab..So yes there is in fact such a dosage of C Hydrocodone/DM 50/5 and yes only Pharmacies that have an I store lab can fill your prescription. They were prescribed to me as a Breakthrough Medication. Just last week I was asking this same exact question. Hope this answer was of some help to you.
9 Oct 2014
Old post, I know, but yes, there is such a thing as compounded hydrocodone in high dosages. In fact, a physician can write a script for any dosage of hydrocodone in any form. The doctor can write for hydrocodone only, can write it with combinations of other drugs such as promethazine, dextromethorphan, acetaminophen or anything else he wishes to add to the hydrocodone. These compounds must be done at a compounding pharmacy with an on-site lab. All compounds containing hydrocodone have a C-II schedule so it must be written on a triplicate, filled within 21 days of the date written & refills are not allowed. As of October 6, 2014 all medications containing hydrocodone are now a C-II with the same restrictions as any other schedule II drugs.
Another road block has come up with compounded hydrocodone, most insurance companies will no longer cover ANY compounded drug, even hormone creams, injections, pills, etc because they are not FDA approved after the compounding is completed at the pharmacies on-site lab. It's really difficult for legitimate pain patients these days, too many concerns over those who get hooked, less concern for those who end up in debilitating pain because they can't afford either their medication costs, the money that it takes to go to the doctor once a month, pay co-pays and co-insurance costs, pay hundreds of dollars a month out of pocket because the FDA didn't oversee the compounding of each & every RX, unable to get quantities of anything over a 30 day supply, take off work once a month to drive to dr, or even worse, live in a different state than their provider & cannot get any scheduled medications out-of-state. Good luck to all, it's a war out there.
- Hydrocodone Information for Consumers
- Hydrocodone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Hydrocodone (detailed)
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