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User Reviews for Hydrocodone

Also known as: Hysingla ER, Vantrela ER, Zohydro ER

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For Pain: "I've been on Hysingla for two months now 20g then 30mg and I'm starting 40mg tomorrow so far nothing is happening it isn't working at all I'll update in two weeks on how the 40s work I am extremely intolerant to opioids Percocet, Vicodin, oxycodone, oxycontin etc etc after 4 to 5 days I begin throwing up violently but I haven't had issues with this med so far."

   
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RafaelM (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 20, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "I haven't taken this Rx for long but it definitely is *not* the best option if you have no breakthrough meds. I'm on 30mg which is to last 24 hours. I'd say it does for 18. It's not horrible but I do think people will keep complaining until they are on a higher dose. The oral bioavailability of this drug is actually lower than Norco. I take Norco 10/325 tid and combined with the Hysingla it's not the worse... but I feel little relief during the day. It does however help me a bit at night. I think docs need to give higher doses than what they are of this med because it's a 24 hour med... 30mgs in 24 hours is not a lot. Well, at least I have my Norco 10/325 to help. Also, I think this med would work better if taken twice daily! But not the worst med!"

   
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Kyle210 (taken for less than 1 month) March 1, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "Pain Dr gave this to my son that lives in chronic severe pain for a year then his insurance changed and He couldn't afford $600 a month . He always told me, Dad, this stuff doesn't help with pain at all and when he gradually ran out he DID NOT HAVE Any WITHDRAWALS from not having it! If it had worked he certainly would be missing it!"

   
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Smitty 2 February 15, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "Everyone complaining about headaches and worse pain need to toughen up and wait two weeks before giving up on Hysingla. The headaches and increased pain I think are from Norco "withdrawal". Your brain just needs a week to adapt to the new dosing. Those complaining about it taking a long time to start working or not being consistent are of course correct. No XR meds are perfect but they prevent turmoil caused by peaks and valleys of IR meds...and that is worth it long-term. Give Hysingla a chance. The worst thing about my experience is that during titration the doctors are following guidelines to "round down" from their Norco dose. That's backwards, the does should be higher with any XR."

   
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LongTimePain (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 7, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "I have just started this medication 120mg once daily, was on oxycontin er 80mg 2x day, with morphine 30mg 3x day as needed. I have multiple disc herniations/stenosis all three areas of the spine, failed cervical fusion,tendenonites left and right shoulder, knee etc.I have had multiple pain issues since the age of 30, and have had other pain treatments including injections, bilateral rhizodamies,gangliotimies. Granted I have just started this rx after my insurance carrier decided not to pay for oxycontin 80mg bid,. I've gotten pretty good relief so far, since I was truly hesitant after reading these reviews, but so far it is no better or no worse than oxy 80 . Have had no major side effects so I'm pretty satisfied so far."

   
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mr302 (taken for less than 1 month) February 4, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "My medical Internist prescribed this medication for me. I've taking it for three months or 2.5 months. I've noticed the medications doesn't work that much and I would have to take Norco 10/300 for breakthrough pain, because I could just stop taking this medication cold turkey , I would have serious withdrawals that could be deadly. So he started me on Norco 10/300 1 every four hours to prevent withdraws. I noticed my weight had started to increase- I was 128lbs 5'4 and noticed my weight has increased to 140lbs and it all butt an thighs....I'm so insecure about my body, I don't feel right. My husband told me it shouldn't matter just as long as he loves and likes my body...I love him so much...but there's me on the inside that yells out"

GsanG (taken for 1 to 6 months) February 1, 2017

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For Pain: "I have been taken morphine for my pain, 80 mg twice a day, and Norco for break thru pain. My doctor and I agreed to try Hysinglaer. It worked fine for 2 days, then on day 3, I started to have abdominal pain which spread down to my original pain. Day 4, it got worse, I called Perdue and talked to their pharmacist. He confirmed that abdominal pain is one of the side effects but could not tell me of how long it would last. Day 5, it got worst, I had to take Norco to ease the pain and slept most of the day. It is an expensive drug, my copay on 120 MG was $475."

   
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Sam J. (taken for less than 1 month) February 1, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "I was on Percocet 10 / 325 mg for about 10 years, and I asked to switch first to a bupephrine patch, which I was too terribly allergic to and had awful withdrawal symptoms from, and then I asked to switch to hysingla because I felt like a pill Junkie and disliked the high/low cycle. Plus, I was starting to cheat and take two each morning of my 4 per day allotment. With hysingla, I had to endure titration to get the right med strength so started out with 10 mg for two weeks. I barely felt relief. Then moved up to 20 mg for two weeks but didn't feel too much difference from 10mg. Then tried 30 mg for two weeks and I could tell it was working but not well enough, so now moving to 40 mg. Hopefully this will be the trick."

   
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Injunhead January 23, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "I have been taking hysingla 40 ER approximately 2 weeks. I am experiencing severe headache, nausea, and the pain has not subsided one bit. I have tried taking this medicine different times of day hoping it was just the time frame. I have severe withdraw symptoms and can not function. I'm very close to losing my job. I was not abusing my norco, why am I being punished for drug addicts??!!!"

   
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BS meds FDA (taken for less than 1 month) January 15, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "Irregular inconsistency on pain control . Many break thru pain through out day . Helps with low pain and mild pain but not for break thru severe pain ."

   
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Unknowingly (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 15, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "My doc prescribed me 20mg of hysingla and this has to be the most useless drug I've ever been prescribed. I have extreme spinal stenosis and this pain med not only was hard to get but it was super expensive as well. Like $200! My insurance wouldn't touch this drug! I experienced no pain relief with this drug and I took it for 2 months. I finally put my foot down and told the doc this med just does'nt work and to quit playing around giving me these useless medications and to give me something that works. I'm now on 10mg of percocet and it helps me get through the work day. Heck of a lot better than useless Hysingla."

   
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Btrooster (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 2, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "I'm having a terrible time with the hysingla. The 40mg was so strong I couldn't function. I've been on 30mg for a week. The headaches, I'm tired all the time, cramping. overall feel like crap. I have nothing for breakout pain but Tylenol. I understand why doctors prescribe this because of abuse, but, I have only taken whats prescribed.. It's bad enough that I'm actually on a forum complaining."

   
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satrr December 5, 2016

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Zohydro ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "I had a bad car wreck in 2011, caused chronic back pain. I have had 5 surgeries which ended up putting in a spinal cord stimulator. That helps with nerve pain, but not back pain so much. I eventually was put on Zohydro 40mg about 1 year ago. He first tried 30mg, but upped it after a month or so to be covered better. It has been a wonderful medicine to help me have a productive life. I still use (3) norco 5mg/325mg for break through pain a day. Looking at possibly moving to Zohydro 50mg next month as pain has slowly increased more lately. But all in all, it has been a great drug and has helped me live a productive life with chronic pain. The SCS also has helped tremendously. It is very expensive before meeting my deductable ($500)"

   
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HateTextingDrivers (taken for 1 to 2 years) November 21, 2016

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For Pain: "Before my doctor prescribed Hydrocodone to me I had been though a lot of other pain medicine for my back, non of which gave me the satisfaction this drug did . The dosage is small just 5mg/325. It was the only thing that gave me the ability to move around and take care of the things I needed to do for my family. I had no side affects that I noticed. The relieve was rewarding. Now my doctor has taken me off the med stating I can't stay on it for life . Said the insurance companies are telling them to get their long term patients off the drug. So We start again with Naproxen,which for me very difficult drug to take. Side affects were not tolerable for me. No Quality of life for me now. Shots don't work either, hydrocodone did."

   
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Joy313 November 18, 2016

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "This drug didn't work as well as short-acting hydrocodone in lower doses. I had to take up to 20 mg of Tramadol per day for breakthrough pain on top of the 30 mg of Hysingla. It put me to sleep, made me unable to think clearly or efficiently, and didn't allow me to organize my day or complete my tasks as well as I previously had. I had to take it around 6 PM to avoid breathing issues when I laid down and as a result, by the time I got up in the morning I no longer received any pain relief from it - there is no way it works for 24 hours. I'm now in the process of returning to Norco and while still taking hydrocodone am experiencing withdrawal symptoms from getting off the Hysingla. It is far more dangerous and addictive than it is promoted."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 4, 2016

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Zohydro ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "I just started taking Zohydro ER 15mg 2 X's per/day. I've gotta say, so far it seems to be working pretty well. I have had two very significant car wrecks since 2004.The second wreck was in 2012 and was pretty much a career ender. I have been taking Norco, various doses (usually 7.5/325 and 10/325) "off & on," for approximately 12 years. I know, a long time, Right?! That said, I believe, speaking only for myself, that I am pretty aware of the effects, and feelings, of hydrocodone. That once warm, euphoric, feeling is long gone; but now the euphoria comes from an greatly improved quality of life, rather than the drug itself.... I probably need to increase to 40mg doses. But Zohydro is "Spot On." Terrific for long acting relief."

   
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Dano79 November 3, 2016

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Zohydro ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "When I first started taking it, I thought it was great. I took the 20's twice a day with 10 mg hydro for breakthrough. I have been on it a year and my doctor said I needed the 30 mg but he is closing his practice and won't change any prescriptions before he goes. He said I needed the 30s about a year ago but then wouldn't make the change. I took myself off of them. They only gave me about 3 hours of relief after taking 2 hours to be effective. So now I am looking for a new doctor who will just give me 30mg of hydrocodone a day. That's all I need."

   
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gunnka706313 November 1, 2016

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "I have been constantly on pain medication for 6 years due to a wreaked back. I was on Hydrocodone 7.5 4x a day; and it work fine, but when you take the same meds no matter what it is over 6 years it doesn't work as well after a while. So I talked with my Doctor and He Dr. decided I needed to try Hysingla 20mg, and assured me it would work great. Well after two weeks of sleepless nights and loss of work I had Had it!! This was the biggest waste of my money and time. Not only is this crap cost twice as much with my insurance, but it DOES NOT WORK! I understand why Doctors would want to try it; for fear of opiate abuse, but this is causing more and more people who are truly in need PAIN!!!"

   
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K.R.S October 26, 2016

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "Hysingla is truly the best option for chronic pain sufferers. Slight headaches no other side affect. Headache goes away with breakthrough pain relief 800ibprophen. It does not give you that "high" feeling other prescribed opiates do. I disagree with many of these reviews because they all don't like it and want their icy back... there is a reason if you didn't ask but your dr just switched you to a abuse deterrent medicine.. please stop making it more difficult in the insurance process to want to cover this drug there are real pained people who benefit this medicine & have their lives back."

   
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KB43 (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 26, 2016

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "This medication isn't that effective compared to taking Norco since Norco releases most of its metabolytes within an hour immediately causing pain relief. Switching over to Hysingla has not only cost me way more money per month but also has caused me to have severe withdrawals and pain to due it's very slow time release of the medication. I take 20 mg of Norco at a time tid and I'm on the Hysingla 30mg. So with that being said, my body is used to 20mg of morphine every 6 hours. If I'm on the Hysingla 30, it means I'm only getting approximately 1.25mg an hour. That causes the concentration of my morphine levels to drop rapidly. Bottom line, this medication does not work unless you have minor pain that can wait a while till this medication"

   
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Square jaw October 24, 2016

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For Pain: "Horrible nausea& daily vomiting with little pain relief side effects not worth taking this medication"

   
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Dizzy do (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 18, 2016

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Zohydro ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "My pain doctor put me on Zohydro after I tried Hysingla (worked great for a couple weeks, then only lasted about 8-12 hours - which can't work for a once every 24 hour medicine) and after I had been on Percocet and Hydrocodone at varying dosages and frequencies. Ive had chronic back pain for 5+ years. I'm so glad I got to try this medicine, it has changed my life. It's very expensive ($300+ per prescription before meeting my deductible), but it's totally worth it in my mind. It doesn't give you the annoying "high" that you get from short acting pain medication, no fuzzy thoughts, no exhaustion. Medicine usually lasts the prescribed 12 hours and takes about 50-80% pain level away."

   
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Nick W (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 14, 2016

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Zohydro ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "Hello all. I am a chronic pain sufferer, and am allergic to most pain medications. Zohydro 40mg er works wonders for me. I take it twice per day, with one 10mg hydrocodone for breakthrough pain relief. My situation is so serious, that at times, I've wanted to die. The pain is just that bad, but now I'm getting relief~ it sort if let's levels it off, and my ability to function without the constant thought of hurting is greater. It's an absolute pain reliever."

   
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Sun Dancer October 12, 2016

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For Pain: "Tiredness, lack of alertness, but pain is gone"

   
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sunflowerz (taken for less than 1 month) October 9, 2016

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "Hysingla really keeps the pain level from my fibromyalgia in check. I no longer feel I am on a pain scale roller coaster. I stay around a 3-4 most days. Others sometimes a 6 but no longer am I at an 8-20 on the pain scale. I also love that I don't feel dopey or tired from the hysingla version like with norco."

   
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Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 1, 2016

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