Just wondered if you can mix midol with hydrocodone. I am taking the hydros as needed for pain after having surgery on my arm.
There are numerous formulas for Midol such as extra strength for menstrual pain, teen formula, Midol PM, Midol PMS, traditional, etc. Each of these formulas are slightly different in the ingredients so it is difficult to check for interactions with Norco. The main type of Midol containing acetominophen, pyrilamine and pamabrom carries the following warning when taking with Norco:
pyrilamine ↔ hydrocodone
Applies to: Midol PMS (acetaminophen/pamabrom/pyrilamine), Norco (acetaminophen/hydrocodone)
MONITOR: Central nervous system- and/or respiratory-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs that cause these effects, especially in elderly or debilitated patients.
MANAGEMENT: During concomitant use of these drugs, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS and respiratory depression. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities.
The other thing you need to be careful of is the amount of acetominophen you are taking. The hydrocodone formula will have 2 numbers after it. The lower number is the amount of hydrocodone while the bigger number will be the acetominophen such as 5/325. You'll have to look on the Midol box to see how much acetominophen if any is in the type Midol you have. The recommended maximum for acetominophen is 4000 mgs in 24 hours or 1000 mgs at a time upto 4 times a day. Taking too much acetominophen can damage the liver and kidneys.
As long as you take these medicines exactly as prescribed and don't take too much acetominophen, you should be ok to take these two medicines.
Hope this helps,
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