6 Apr 2010
When your doctor gave you this prescription he/she should have explained this to you. Call the pharmacy where you had your prescription filled and they will be able to tell you. The only thing I know is the apap is caffeine which counteracts the sedation effect of the vicodin. Call the pharmacy before it closes!
7 Apr 2010
hi,wow all these questions about v's today. is raining them some where ? yes 7.5mg hydrocodine/500mg asprin all the same. not too good for chronic pain tuff on the stomach.ok for prn as needed for pain.careful with all meds like this,next thing you know your taking them cause they give you a boost of energy. that's a bad sign.
23 May 2013
The 7.5 is the amount of hydrocodone, ie 5 or 10, or 7.5. The /500 part is the Apap or Acetominiphen ... NOT caffeine. So, in answer to your question, 7.5 is stronger than 5, 10 stronger than both. The important thing to know is the Apap (acetominphen) can and does harm your liver. Keep the apap under 4000 mg daily.
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I originally had the one from Malinkrt (sp) and it worked well.
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