I suffer migraines every day and have been taking hydrocodone 5/500s for a little over two years now. About a year ago I started to take three pills (1500 mgs) simultaneously since two stopped easing it the headache. Apart from the obvious implications of addiction -- which at this point I am not interested in discussing -- I am concerned for my liver. If I have been taking this dosage every day for a year, should I be worried despite NEVER going over the 4000 mg daily limit?
Although 4000mg is the recommended daily dosage ... more than 1000mg per dose is not recommended as it will cause liver damage and since you have been taking it for a year now I would be worried enough to have a liver function test done.
If you need more pain relief there are other medicines, which don't contain acetaminophen, you can take. Please discuss this with your doctor.
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