... sence.? Are they not two different medication?. Why not give me what I was priscribe the vicoprofen 7,5/200 . Instead he gave me the hydrocodone/apap 5mg/500.in the hospital I was told that for my muscle spasm the vicoprofen will work better.
Hi mjudithr - The first thing you should have done when you realized that you were given a different script was to contact that pharmacy then your doctor. The pharmacy has an obligation to you to give you EXACTLY what was prescribed and they, too, must contact your doctor to report the error.
Vicoprofen is just the trade name. Hydrocodone-ibuprofen is the equivalent. What you got was hydrocodone-APAP or Tylenol (APAP or Acetaminophen—the active ingredient in Tylenol)
So, we don't know why you got what you got but it should be taken back IMMEDIATELY because you are NOT going to be able to get another substitute on top of this one just to give you what was originally prescribed, if I am understanding this dilemma correctly. The only way that is going to happen is if you give this back to the pharmacy so they can correct the error and the same pharmacy, too. Hopefully by now you have already done that and gotten everything taken care of.
If you thought you were getting 7.5-200 and only got 5-500... then you got LESS of the NARCOTIC and MORE of the ANALGESIC. Hypothetically, you should have gotten hydrocodone-ibuprofen 7.5/200 which is the same thing as vicoprofen 7.5/200 and NOT hydrocodone apap. Not only didn't you get the right med in the right dose you also got the wrong analgesic.
Also, vicoprofen has nothing to do with relieving muscle spasms... only pain.
P.S. I think I mixed myself up in trying to explain what happened!!!
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