A friend called into her doctor (not visited the doctor) and told him her cold and bad cough wasn't going away. They did not ask to see her in the office. Rather, they called a prescription of Vicodin into a pharmacy for her cough. What the heck??? This is outrageous misuse of a narcotic drug! Is this not incredibly unprofessional care, prescription use, and also is it not illegal to prescribe a narcotic via phone rather than a written prescription?
copperteam, many drs use vicoden or percocet for a cough suppressant. there is also a liquid formula they give for cough. so i would have to disagree with that one. also vicoden, and codeine is one of the pain medications that is in a lower class of opiate and does not require a written prescription. percocet, dilaudid and morphine on the other hand is in a class that has to be written only. and this has probably been something the dr has prescribed before for the same reason. normally thats when a dr calls in with out seeing, if its been given before. sorry if you dont agree. take care, helpmehawaii
My husband had shoulder surgery several years ago. He was given Vicodin. I have post nasal drip which causes me to cough constantly- soooo annoying! So I had taken one r two of the vicodin over the several months that he was on it. The darn stuff made my cough go away. I would take it at night thinking it would help me sleep better, well much to my surprise my nasty post nasal cough was non-existant!!! I actually called my specialist and told the nurse about this discovery and she was NOT receptive at all! I didn't ask for it I just told them of my results from taking it and how nice it was to not be coughing- it fell on deaf ears!! Vicodin is mostly tylenol if you look up it's chemical equation. Wish I could get some, I cough CONSTANTLY!! Have for years!!! UGH!
- Vicodin Information for Consumers
- Vicodin Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Vicodin (detailed)
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