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User Reviews for Vicoprofen to treat Pain

Vicoprofen has an average rating of 8.4 out of 10 from a total of 41 ratings for the treatment of Pain. 80% of those users who reviewed Vicoprofen reported a positive effect, while 10% reported a negative effect.

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8.4/10 average rating

41 ratings from 42 user reviews.

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Reviews for Vicoprofen

Izzy · Taken for 1 to 6 months October 23, 2020

“The best medication for severe pain of all sorts. Lasts for a long time so you don't have to take as frequently. Doesn't hurt your stomach, doesn't make you light headed, doesn't cause constipation. I don't understand why this isn't prescribed more frequently than the popular alternatives. If you're ever unfortunate enough to need pain relievers, give this one a try.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month November 28, 2019

“The Vicoprofen is the only medication that has worked for my acute and debilitating menstrual cramps. I literally had to beg for this medication (medical marijuana, acupuncture, raspberry leaf tea, over the counter nsaids and prescription naproxen have NOT worked for me). The only negative is that I’ve spent 20 years of my life suffering in pain without this miracle drug. I finally feel like I have my life back.”

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Ladybyrd · Taken for 1 to 2 years October 19, 2019

“Vicoprofen is the most effective med I have ever taken for the severe chronic pain I suffer due to multiple conditions from surgeries, aneurysms, and bone disease. Not prescribed now by most doctors, due to excessive abuse some people. Those of us who continue to suffer, just have to deal with our crippling pain.”

10 / 10
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jameybb May 17, 2013

“I am usually against medicine to mask pain. I never really liked pain medicine. It was a muscle relaxer I took a few years ago that I believed led to my crooked neck and back. It sounds small, I'm sure everyone has had back pain. But I am 24 years old and wasn't living the life all my friends were, because pain factored into everything, ruining everything. I got depressed. I tried everything. I tried EVERYTHING. I am going to a chiropractor now hoping that helps. I still needed something to get me through all my days. I used to wake up in pain and just lay back down and cry. Now I can take Vicoprofen and it drastically helps more than anything. I would recommend this.”

9 / 10
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Telle80 · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 22, 2013

“I am 32 yrs old and have had severe chronic daily migraines/ herniated disc with lots of head and back pain ever since I was 16 yrs old. I also have a tumor on my spinal cord that causes pain as well. I've been on every pain medicine that's out there. My doc switched me to Vicoprofen 10mg 4x day due to it not having Tylenol in it. I've been on it for 2/3 months and it's working just fine. Due to me/my body having a high tolerance level because of taking pain medicines, mostly Lortab 10's for many yrs, the only thing I worry about is building up a tolerance to this as well. I can take on an empty stomach or full. I'm just thankful for the FDA coming out with this to help save my liver. Hope this helps others!”

7 / 10
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GardenWomanForever · Taken for 2 to 5 years December 14, 2014

“Vicoprofen has helped me greatly for Fibromyalgia, there is still pain I'll have but that's not going to cure it but its helped a lot. And I seem to have pretty good energy while taking it. I don't take more than prescribed so I don't believe everyone is at risk of becoming addicted to this medication. I have never had any bad side effects with this medicine either. I only took 7.5 mg four times daily which is average. Good luck you all. Hope this post helps.”

10 / 10
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CouldnotTuff It out any longer · Taken for 2 to 5 years September 1, 2012

“Pain problems started around 2005. Waking up one night with excruciating pain, crawling on the floor to get around in morning. It got better through out the day, but it reset over night. I dealt with this my last year in high school and a few years through college till I could finally afford some insurance and see a doctor. Turns out I had a really huge herniated disc in my L-6/L-7. Scared to get a surgery, since so "young" they'd only prescribed low dose pain killers. Desperate I got surgery. Life was great since, however, I'd suffered some nerve damage. Now take the 7,5 Vicoprofen for chronic headaches due to nerve damage, and it's amazingly quick to work and slow for tolerance, though it's inevitable. I now take 2 every 4-6 hour.”

10 / 10
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rayoman February 25, 2015

“30+ years severe back pain from injuries and now severe arthritis in back and joints, especially hands at base of thumbs. In my time of pain, which stretches back to the early 80's, I've tried almost every thing available for pain. Vicodin gives me an incredible headache from the tylenol. Vicoprofen does not. Yes there are a few side effects, but for the relief I gain from using this medicine the side effects are worth the relief. I have suggested vicoprofen to my friends that have experienced headaches from vicodin and when they try it they are extremely pleased that I mentioned it. The headaches were no longer an issue.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous54 May 12, 2011

“I've been using Vicoprofen for more than 3 years. I take 3 per day for the pain of fibromyalgia and also lingering pain from having had the kneecap dislocated due to a fall. Most of the time I take it on an empty stomach with no problem. Also, I've never had a weight gain because of it or constipation. I have normal daily bowel movements. I can function at a higher than normal level. No problems for me taking Vicoprofen.”

10 / 10
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AllieRhea September 3, 2015

“I had a wisdom tooth extracted last year and I was prescribed Lortab 7.5 and I remember waking up in excruciating pain when it wore off and even when it didn't hurt, it would still throb. The only thing that helped the throbbing pain was ibuprofen. I had another wisdom tooth extracted yesterday and they asked me if Lortab was ok so I shared my experience and asked her for vicoprofen. Best decision I've ever made. No pain or throbbing, even after the 4-6 hour dose wears off.”

10 / 10
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gmR October 17, 2009

“I was prescribed Vicoprofen after I had some wisdom teeth surgically removed. I have to admit, it worked great. I was in some serious pain, and could tell EXACTLY the minute it started to wear off. But soon as I took another, the pain was gone within minutes. I can see where it would be habit-forming, as it does give me a warm and fuzzy feeling. Kind of euphoric, I guess. Just be careful and only allow yourself to take it when you really need it. My only complaint is... yes... it does leave you a little constipated for a day or so after you've used it. Get yourself some Dulcolax or something if you're going to be on it for any prolonged period of time.”

9 / 10
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dns111 October 25, 2013

“I just had all four wisdom teeth pulled out. I was put on ibuprofen 800 mg and it did not do crap for the pain. Went back to dentist and was put on vicoprofen. I do admit it works great for the pain but only for 4 hours. 1 hour after I would take the pill, I would vomit like clock work. It also left me feeling sick all day and very very tired! After getting sick, I would fall asleep for a few hours. I dont know whats worse, being in pain with the 800 mgs of ibuprofen or being sick all day on the vicoprofen :(”

2 / 10
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Jeka Joy April 22, 2012

“It is amazing pain relief. I built a tolerance so quickly! I could take 1 and feel so much better and soon it was one and a half 7.5s and weeks later two 7.5s. Lidoderm patch and TENS unit helped some but you feel like you need the medicine so very easy to convince your body that you NEED it. Gained 10 lbs. After 3 years and some physical therapy plus Neurontin. PM doctor switched me to Nucynta. No tolerance to that yet! They have injected my intercostal nerves with cortisone to see if it was nerve damage from the back to back pregnancies. Constipation has been horrible. I need two Vicoprofen 10s every 8 hours but oh well. Some relief is nice.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous May 3, 2009

“I've had Vicoprofen for 2 years now, so it isn't as effective as it once was. I take it for severe menstrual cramps (will throw up for days straight without it and miss college, etc) and it was the first drug that ever really worked after YEARS of suffering. Before that, I took 800-1000mg of ibuprofen every 2-4 hours with nothing close to total relief (and constant fear of a spontaneous stomach bleed). I used to compulsively exercise the pain away, but a car accident took that away from me 3 years ago (and I also take Vicoprofen for pain related to that, but it's less effective for that type of pain). Vicodin (acetaminophen) is wicked on my stomach and made me throw up 3 x before I figured that caused it. Vicoprofen never has.”

8 / 10
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Anonymous July 29, 2009

“I have back problems. This is the first pill that has relieved my pain and has also restored my ability to have a physical relationship. I could see where it could be addictive, so take only when really needed.”

10 / 10
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borderlineblue August 3, 2011

“This medicine was prescribed to me before I got my wisdom teeth out due to them being impacted and causing a great deal of pain. I noticed immediately that it would provide relief for a long time(6 or more hours) compared to 800mg ibuprofen that would provide small relief for 2-3 hours. It also calmed me. I'm usually a pretty anxious guy and was nervous about my surgery but this helped get me through until I could have permanent relief. Only downside as I noticed I built a tolerance to my dose after a week.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous July 5, 2011

“I was born with club feet (both feet turned in and bottoms turned up). Have been prescribed everything from tramadol and Vicodin to Percocet 10mg. I worried about alcohol with anything that had acetominophen so asked Doctor about Vicoprofen. It's by far better than anything else I've taken. I dont have problems taking on an empty stomach, drinking, or making bowel movements. It even does more for the pain than the few oxycodone 30mg I have been given a of couple times. Part of my condition is a short achilles tendon which makes me suffer from severe inflammation in all parts of my feet (probably why it works so well). Only side effect I have is an occasional pit in stomach when taken on empty stomach and irritability from time to time.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous April 5, 2011

“This medication has been the most effective pain reliever I have taken for my kidney inflammation and irritation pains. Have tried multiply pain medication but this one is the most efficent for relief and duration.”

10 / 10
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Jimmy James September 17, 2009

“I'm currently taking Vicoprofen after having dental work done. This has by far been the best pain relieving medication I've taken other than Vicodin. The reason I'm taking this is I also have liver disease and I can't take Vicodin due to the Acetoaminophen in it. Vicoprofen actually produces less sedation and lethargy than Vicodin with me. I am able to still fully function, though I don't drive on them just in case.”

9 / 10
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SaraJay March 23, 2015

“My dentist prescribed Vicoprofen for pain following a tooth extraction that wasn't healing well. I am 30 and pretty healthy, took it at dinner. Was up all night throwing up. Felt dizzy, confused and anxious. Horrible. Didn't help the pain any either.”

1 / 10
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whoome999 October 21, 2009

“What I like about Vicoprofen, is when I take it (i take 1 and a half pill about 11mg) I can function on it. But what I have noticed is my pain from nerve damage will go away for maybe 2 hours and after that I am back where I started from. Oxycodone is a favorite of mine but that also does not last. I have to take pills every 3 or 4 hours to feel a little comfort. Also I have noticed my bowel movements are a little harder to complete. Vicoprofen is all right with me. On a serious note, Vicoprofen is really easy to get hooked on mind and body, so only take it if you really need it. I may need to take 2 pills because my body is building a tolerance. I still like it!”

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Radix · Taken for less than 1 month May 6, 2015

“Was prescribed following surgical tooth extraction. Worked good, let me finally get some rest, albeit after getting sick for the first dose. I get sick on the first dose of most pain meds tho, pretty sure it's common.”

8 / 10
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ludlow49 August 15, 2010

“I had rotator cuff surgery last year and my surgeon had me take Vicoprofen for the pain. It worked great for the 4 or 5 very painful days I experienced post-surgery. But, please don't take it on an empty stomach. It will make you very sick!”

9 / 10
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Anonymous July 14, 2010

“I was prescribed this medication after having a cyst, spur and small piece of bone taken out of my foot. I highly recommend eating a large meal before taking this pill because if you take it on an empty or somewhat empty stomach, you will have vomiting. Also, since I had close to 20 pills left, I take one pill every 6 hours for my severe menstrual cramps. This is a GREAT medication for pain.”

9 / 10
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rdl_17 May 27, 2011

“I had broken wrist.. ended up with carpal tunnel syndrome. The doctor did surgery, still was in pain after taking Lortab5 with Tylenol. The nerve from carpal tunnel became very inflamed and walked the floor like a wild animal. Ended in ER they gave me Vicoprofen which really helped the the nerve pain I used to take ibuprfen 800mg 2 a day years ago.”

10 / 10
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TruCharm November 26, 2010

“Vicoprofen was prescribed to me after a Laparoscopy (removed ovarian cyst) I hardly felt anything at all. I only need to take it about once every 12 hours. Please eat first. I was lightheaded and confused after taking it once on an empty stomach. Also, don't drink alcohol. My surgery was a few days before Thanksgiving and I had a glass of wine and felt sick to my stomach all night through the next day. Never make that mistake again. Overall the medication was good. Like I said, I felt nothing after taking the pill.”

10 / 10
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VCfootball March 25, 2011

“Very effective medicine. I got 4 wisdom teeth extracted and was prescribed it. Took a while before it kicked in but when it did my pain was completely gone. Lasted about 3 or 4 hours. I didn't experience many side effects, other than slight constipation and a small sense of dizziness. I slept perfectly fine while on it. ”

9 / 10
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Anonymous August 3, 2009

“I got my wisdom teeth pulled and and I'm sure a lot of people know how that feels. Well my dentist prescribed me Vicoprofen. I was still in terrible pain even on the drug. I couldn't sleep for 2 days the drug did not help much.”

3 / 10
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