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User Reviews for Hydrocodone

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

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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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For Pain: "Extreme and persistent back pain has softened with this drug and a muscle relaxer. This drug makes you drowsy though.. Make sure you eat beforehand or else it really hits you hard."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) September 28, 2016

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For Pain: "I take Oxycodone HCL for Fibromyalgia CFS/ME four times a day at 20 mg it really helps my breakthrough pain I'm glad to have it I also take Hysingla ER 100 mg I don't really get what the Hysingla is supposed to do if there is expected breakthrough pain? I'm still trying to read about it Thank god I have Oxycodone to help me be able to function I haven't had any severe side effects that I couldn't handle the one I hate most is the constipation it makes me ill I get nauseous and pain in my side until it's taken care of"

   
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Wayele (taken for 6 months to 1 year) September 6, 2016

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For Pain: "I noticed I'm itching all over my body"

   
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Dnthve1 (taken for less than 1 month) September 3, 2016

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "I have been taking Hysingla 20 mg for a month. I was taking Norco 5-325 up to 4 a day for chronic back pain post 6 surgeries. I was switched to Hysingla due to elevated liver enzymes from Tylenol. I have bile duct structure and do what I can to keep liver enzymes lower. I only took what I absolutely had to daily of Norco. Averaging 2 Norco's a day. Since I have started the Hysingla I have had a moderately severe headache and nausea everyday. I'm not sure which is worse the liver pain or headache. The nausea I tolerate. I have decided to stop taking the Hysingla and go back to the Norco. I would rather take as little as possible of medication and still be in pain than have increase in pain and be flat on my back for 6 hours with headache."

   
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CC12 (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 1, 2016

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For Pain: "So far so good with the Hysingla ER 20mg 1x per day. I was on 4-10/325 Loratabs per day. My doctor recently put me on Hysingla with 2-10/325 Loratabs for break through pain. I have been on it for 3 days and I can already tell you that it has an amazing effect on my pain. It is not totally gone and I know it never will but it has helped so much! I have spinal stenosis and a few disk problems along with nerve problems! I highly suggest trying this!!"

   
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JerrenC1485 August 20, 2016

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "Biggest waste of money. Don't believe all the lies put out by drug co. Very unpredictable in its delivery. Pain comes in spurts for me so something that won't do me any good for 5 hours is practically worthless to me. If I have to suffer that long for relief then I might as well not taken anything. I understand that's it's not designed for breakthrough pain but still need more predictability in a pills delivery to judge how to take it. I have very bad stomach issues as well."

   
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Slayer88 (taken for less than 1 month) August 20, 2016

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "Too many warnings. I want a refund. There is plastic in these pills. They bounce. Wtf? Gave me a nasty flu like headache. Do not waste your money. Don't know why doc wrote this crap. Never again."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 15, 2016

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone) for Pain: "I've been a chronic pain patient for 10 plus years. My dr wanted me to try Hysingla 100 mg even though my other medication was working the best out of all the others I've tried and been on. I took the first does and I didn't seem to have any relief but I kept reminding myself what he and I discussed so I gave it another try. By this time my other medication is no longer in my system and now my pain is getting really bad so I called my dr's office. I was advised that the Hysingla would peak at 15 hours of taking it and sometimes takes a while to build up. After a few days my dr took me off of it, an asprin worked better then the Hysingla. I hope others don't have to suffer like I did."

   
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Cronin Pain July 15, 2016

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