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7.9/10 Average Rating

213 Ratings with 92 User Reviews

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Review by Anonymous:

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4.0

Built up a tolerance to it very quickly and made me itch like crazy.

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May 26, 2011 5:12 AM

Review by Lcpl of Marines:

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7.0

I took it for a cracked rib. But if any of you who have been in this boat know, there is nothing you can do for a cracked rib. But taking Vicodin made the rest of my pain go away from other injuries and did make the cracked rib mush easier to deal with.

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May 15, 2011 12:55 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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3.0

I have taken 4 of these pills. The first one gave me no pain relief. I took a second 3 hours later. I got pain relief, also dizziness, exhaustion, inability to sleep, crying spells. I tried two pills at bedtime hoping to get good pain relief and be able to sleep. Was up all night, restless, tossing and turning. Woke up this morning and now 10 hours after taking the medicines am still nauseated and dizzy.

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May 13, 2011 10:03 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

Works great if you have flank pain from kidney stones/Polycystic Kidney Disease!

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March 21, 2011 1:26 AM

Review by kellyyyy:

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10

I was given Vicodin after having all 4 wisdom teeth removed. From the first day to a week later, I took half a Vicodin every 3 hours or so, and I never felt a single pain or throb. Worked great!

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March 13, 2011 5:28 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

I had appendicitis and the pain after I had surgery was horrible. I'm the sort of person who hates taking medicine, but I gave in and took some. It worked very well. I'm not sure if it was because I couldn't sleep because of the pain or that the Vicodin made me drowsy, but I fell asleep around 30 minutes after I took it every time. A few months later when I had my wisdom teeth out, I also took Vicodin and it let me get sleep then too. No other side effects.

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February 16, 2011 8:53 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

I just had some teeth pulled and was prescribed Vicodin. I got home and took one to relieve the pain and within 15 minutes I was covered in hives from head to toe. My son drove me to the hospital and by the time we arrived just 10 minutes later my hands were turning blue and my BP was extremely low. After 6 hours of Benadryl, Epi-Pen, and my blood pressure rose to 91/63. I was able to go home with the warning that over the next few days I could have that same reaction without having to take another pill. So with a large dose prescription of corticosteriods to try to prevent that from happening and an Epi-Pen in case it does, I am taking Motrin and suffering through a little bit of discomfort.

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September 12, 2010 11:50 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

It was effective and I am relieved that it worked for me. I am allergic to codeine so this is a great alternative.

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August 9, 2010 10:12 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

I was prescribed Vicoden to control pain when I got my wisdom teeth taken out and thank goodness I was. This medicine literally takes away all of my pain, which is unusual, because I am very sensitive towards teeth/mouth pain. My only complaint is that about 20 minutes after I take the pill, I literally cannot do anything. I have to lay with my eyes closed because I am literally incapable of doing anything else. But, if this side effect is the worst that I get (which is so far the only side effect), it is a small price to pay for all of my mouth pain to be gone. I would recommend this.

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July 27, 2010 3:00 PM

Review by jglo:

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9.0

I have had numerous teeth pulled recently, getting ready for dentures and first I was prescribed Demerol which made me feel ill and personally I still felt pain. Then it was Percocet which worked great for pain but made me itch. Finally Vicodin 5 mg which I had to take 1 and a half to knock out all the pain. My dentist tried Vicoprophen 7.5 which worked absolutely perfectly but was a bit expensive compared to regular Vicodin. Well he prescribed Vicodin 7.5/500 and 1 tablet works wonders. I was told that I could take 2 at a time if needed but so far 1 seems to work for about 5 hours. I was told that I could build up a quick tolerance to the drug so I take 800 mg ibuprofen unless I really need the Vicodin.

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July 2, 2010 2:38 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

I take 3 to 5 x 750 during the day(work days) for my back and shoulder pain, due to a car accident. I take 1 before bed time for my shoulder and it works fine. I only take them if I really need them. But they work for me.

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June 11, 2010 8:25 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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3.0

Prescribed when I had all 4 wisdom teeth removed. This worked well on the first day at taking the pain away, but I was unable to sleep. After about the third dose severe nausea kicked in, as well as constipation and insomnia.

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June 6, 2010 5:40 AM

Review by chronic pain:

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8.0

I was involved on an job related accident 3-18-95. I had 2 major surgeries on my back. I have been on Duragesic patches, spinal cord stimulator, morphine pump, Actiq lozenges. I have received more relief from hydrocodone and have led a more productive life along with returning back to work full time.

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May 31, 2010 9:48 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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5.0

Basically, Vicodin worked very very well for me when I got the two right wisdom teeth pulled. HOWEVER, when I got the left two pulled about a year later, and was on Vicodin, the pain was still so horrid that I couldn't sleep and it was all I could do, not to cry.

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May 25, 2010 1:43 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

For acute tooth pain - Vicodin is the drug of choice. After having my wisdom teeth taken out, it worked great for my pain. I only had a popsicle afterwards and did not experience any nausea.

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May 20, 2010 4:32 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

I have had serious lower back issues and fusion. Vicodin has been a life saver. I use it after surgeries and then try to use it as sparingly as possible. I have used it off and on for the past 5 years with no problems. I was only taking 3 a week to play golf before last surgery but now trying to take 1/2 to 1 to control pain after exercise or sleeping. Pain in legs also needs Lyrica. Scared of addiction or would be taking more. Also worried that it will stop working. So far so good.

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May 20, 2010 12:02 PM

Review by vile:

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6.0

Had lower back surgery in 2000ish. Was taking 750mg before and after surgery. Help with dealing with pain and got me back to work as a roofer. Recently my neck had been giving me problems an a MRI revealed disc herniations, bulging disc, degenerative disc disease, flattening of my left spinal cord and a hamangioma, with pain and numbness in my left arm/hand, neck. I've been treating with 500mg vicodin & 15mg Ms-Contin. Brings pain level down to a tolerable level but as always, somedays are better than others.

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March 10, 2010 10:10 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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1.0

This medication does not work for me. I have fibromyalgia and my doctor just prescribed me 7.5/500s. I can take only up to 2 per day. I've already taken both, and its not even noon yet. And it didn't make a dent in my pain. Very disappointed.

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February 4, 2010 2:18 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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3.0

I used this for spinal stenosis and it never really worked for me. I took the 5/500 and then I tried 10/325 and neither did anything.

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December 17, 2009 1:56 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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10

I have used this after my surgery and I give it a 10/10 even though I was only about 14^ this worked very well. My mom would give me the medicine whenever the time it was needed to be given (scheduled). I am currently 16 and The surgery I have received was replacing dieing bone cartilage with live ones from another part of the bone. It was painful/especially during the recovery.

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December 10, 2009 9:38 PM

Review by gail ann holzmacher:

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10

I've taken Vicodin for 12 years for severe migraines and endometriosis and back and neck pain from a car accident. I take 3 per day and it allows me to hold a full time job, without it I don't function due to pain or stand straight even. Prior to that I was fired from jobs due to constant calling in due to pain from all my problems. I am not addicted at only 3 per day but if people are pain-free they will be happier, hold full time jobs, interact with spouse via saving their marriage, also interacting with their children via having better well rounded kids who have a loving outgoing parent or parents, many benefits to this pill. I claim it to be a MIRACLE pill. Doctors have tried me on everything known to man, this is only thing that works.

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December 10, 2009 1:23 PM

Review by wolflew:

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1.0

Doctor gave me prescription for Vicodin (5-500: hydrocodone/acetaphenamin) post shoulder surgery: 1 every 4-6 hrs. It blocked the pain HOWEVER within 12 hours made me dizzy and gave me cold sweats and nausea; couldn't stand up or walk without help. Switched to Ultram/tramadol 50mg 1 every 6 hours (which worked fine - no side effects).

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December 8, 2009 8:44 AM

Review by Anonymous:

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8.0

Diagnosed with Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, my physician prescribed two Vicodin a day for pain relief. For the first couple of days I was drowsy after the noon tablet but now my body seems to have acclimated itself to the drug and I'm no longer drowsy, and I'm reasonably pain free. It isn't perfect, but I gave it an eight out of a possible ten! I don't expect to be on it long enough to worry about addiction.

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December 1, 2009 12:43 PM

Review by Anonymous:

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9.0

Took Vicodin for pain because I broke my lower leg and upper leg in a wreck and also my eye bone was broken. The pain goes away and the arthritis pain goes away for 4 to 5 hours.

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November 23, 2009 11:36 PM

Review by Back pain relief:

Suffered from degenerative disc disease for 3 years before finally having a fusion. Vicodin was the only medication that could make a dent in my pain. Broke pills in half and never took more than 2-3 pills per day, no matter what, or tolerance develops. Need to take a stool softener or live with constant rectal bleeding and clogged toilets. The drug also allowed me to maintain or improve mentally in order to function in a demanding job. This is separate than the pain relief. Another interesting side effect is an increase in libido at least for males. The combination of Vicodin and Viagra worked great for me to achieve erection. Also, the Vicodin effect for me mentally was identical to that of having an orgasm.

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November 7, 2009 12:08 AM

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