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User Reviews for Hydrocodone

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

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117 Ratings with 103 User Reviews

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone): "Been on Hysingla 6 months now; this is my 3rd posting about the experience. I'm using 40 mg ER and have given up. Just too darn tired all the time and 12/24 hours still in back pain so what the hell, I'm gonna ask the Dr to put me back on 10/325 Percs 4 times daily."

   
4.0

Injunhead (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 25, 2017

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"I ate food before and during my first dose. I felt nauseous and had a headache an hour later. 7 hours later I vomited my dinner I ate 30 minutes before. Never had side effects like this before with other pain pills. However, the dull pain in my jaw subsided, so I guess it did its job."

   
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Wisdom Teethless (taken for less than 1 month) June 3, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone): "Due to the new laws passed that are taking effect in 2017 your doctor can no longer prescribe the massive amounts of opiates they had been for years. In my state now, first time for pain management (like having a surgery for example) is 3- days maximum. After that 7- days maximum can only be prescribed except in some listed situations such as end term cancer patients. They must change from the short acting narcotics to the 24 hour release, which is meant to stop addiction because you don't get the high rush from the extended release. I suggest you all research your own States new prescribing laws and contact your representative. You will soon all need to deal with this. Most like me, with zero notice. The drug works okay, w/zero "high"."

Moonsocket June 2, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone): "My Doctor switched me to this, no reason given. I'm 58 I have had Renal Cell Cancer, I have 1 kidney left . Heart Disease, Diabetic, Discs are gone, I am not a surgical candidate due to my health. I have never, taken illegal drugs nor have I failed a random urine test, pill count etc.... But, because of what other people do, I am grouped into that stereotype ... It's embarrassing, humiliating, not everyone is a addict or looking for drugs . But this is the worst drug, I have ever tried..."

   
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Non addict May 24, 2017

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Zohydro ER (hydrocodone): "I have taken many different pain relievers since a gunshot wound in 1995...OxyContin, Morphine, Dilaudid, Fentanyl, and Norco. I have finally found one that works perfectly for me. Zohydro ER 40 mg, with Norco 10mg for breakthrough gives me excellent pain relief. Although the Zohydro DOES NOT last for the entire 12 hrs, the Norco steps right in there and does the job. I am able to work, eat, drive, and sleep. I wouldn't trade it for the others I have taken because their positives do not outweigh their negatives as with the Zo's. I started on the Zo ER 15 mg about 2 yrs ago, and have gradually been upgraded to 40 mgs. I'm satisfied, so no need for 50 mg as from now."

   
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MzPreacher (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 17, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone): "my hair is falling out by the handful!"

   
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crazycatladyjulia (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 4, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone): "This is an update to my posting late Jan. Now after 4 months of titration I'm at 40mg. But disappointed. I could sleep 12 hours each night if allowed to, constantly tired. And taking a new hysingla pill every 15-18 hours for bleed-through pain. Definitely missing my old four times a day Percs, but I'd be doubling up on those too I'm sure. So Dr says live with it. Pain level at 2. But never any better. And that's disappointing. Dr won't go higher."

   
6.0

Injunhead (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 18, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone): "update. took hysingla 30 mg for 1 month, with 10/325 norco. Hysingla A.M. gave severe headaches and nausea. I switched to 10pm and now I wake up less stiff, but can't tell diff during day. I still do norco every 4 hours. I had caudel epidural injection today. It was supposed to be my follow up appointment too, but never chance to speak to PA about new hysingla. She mentioned last month if I tolerated it well, she may increase does to 40mg. I've tried to research 80 mg per day total, but cant find answer, I know thats what she'll look at. I'd like to call and ask about getting hysingla corrected to 40 mg for this month instead. I hate to waste money for no improvements again. I won't know if caudel worked for few days yet, all other injections only lasted 1-2 wks. answers??"

   
3.0

imbolegma (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 14, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone): "Just started hysingla er 30mg but with norco 10\325. The pain Dr and I have been trying several IR and ER pain relief medicines. I have chronic pain after back surgery l5-l3, plus fibro and arthritis. So I hurt from head to toe literally. I won't give up norco until I know new meds work. That's our agreement. I have had only 3 days on hysingla. I tried mornings but it kept me up that nite so switched to 9pm I think it peaks about 10-12hrs in. I sleep ok. I need to be able move normal again during day! I really can't tell I'm taking it as I'm still taking norco every 4 hrs. They're not great either but least it works somewhat on back pain. I noticed on the 2nd day I'm starting to itch. If it doesn't let up I'll have call Dr office for something else. I hope not I'd like to give full month trial. May be it is too low dose for me."

   
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imobilegma (taken for less than 1 month) March 27, 2017

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"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): "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): "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): "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): "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): "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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"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): "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): "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): "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): "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): "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): "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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"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): "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): "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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