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

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6.0/10 Average Rating

129 Ratings with 117 User Reviews

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Reviews for Hydrocodone to treat Pain

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"Made my throat feel, tight. Little pain relief. I only took two in 12 hours so maybe didn’t give it a good try. Both knees are in bad shape and have had back surgery."

   
2.0

BarclayReynolds September 29, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone): "First of all, I’ve been on many different pain medications for several years and I’ll have to say this is the worst drug ever made! Purdue should be legally bound for charging over $500 for 30 pills no matter the strength, and for my situation, I’m taking the 40mg pill that Purdue claims works a whopping 24-hours ! First of all, what I have noticed is that it takes 8 hours upon dosing just to start anything, so let’s subtract 24-8 and that leaves 16hrs. Now, if I told you that this miracle and very expensive drug lasted for 16hrs well I would be telling you it is incorrect so in all practicality, it should be scheduled for every 12 hours instead, twice daily. Don’t waste your time or money on this pathetic pill!"

Wasted Money (taken for less than 1 month) September 29, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone): "My doc switched me to this due to some issues with morphine sulphate ER 15mg three times a day. He put me on the Hysingla ER at 20mg once a day with the oxy 15mg x2 for breakthru pain. Been on it for two days and am in constant pain at a 6/7 level. With the other med I was 4/5 on bad days. So disappointed not too mention the cost is more than double for me. Don't know if the dose is just two low considering how long I've been on pain meds Guess I could ask him to up it to 40mg and see if that works. 20mg isn't hacking it at all. So tired of the government sticking its nose into my health."

   
4.0

Tom T. September 28, 2017

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Zohydro ER (hydrocodone): "I have been taking Hydrocodone for over 18 years due to a lower back injury(bulging lower disc),wear & tear from 25 years of Factory Work & Fibromyalgia (associated with those 25 years.) I'm 62 retired & still very physically active. After 2 hours of medium heavy lifting, pushing or pulling I feel like a truck has ran me over..head to toe.I have taken many pain medications...Oxycontin, Vicodin, Morphine, Tramadol(poison!) Lyrica(poison!),etc After many years what finally worked best was 6 7.5/200 Vicoprofen a DAY + a Fentanyl 25mcg patch every 3 DAYS.After 2 years my Doctor switched me to Zohydro. I said sure.After just ONE DAY I'm feeling GREAT! I take two 30MG Zohydos a DAY + Vicoprofen for break thru. I have only taken three 7.5 pills today! WORKS"

   
8.0

sillyworm (taken for less than 1 month) September 22, 2017

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Zohydro ER (hydrocodone): "Won't go into details, but horrible chronic back pain. Very happy with Zohydro. I tried a bunch and it's by far the best. Only problem is that it's not easy to find. Hope they fix that soon."

   
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Jerome T. (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 17, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone): "Does not work for my chronic pain"

   
2.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 12, 2017

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Zohydro ER (hydrocodone): "My pain Dr started me on 10mg x 2 per day after a few years on 7.5 hydros 4+x per day. After the 1st week, and some withdrawal symptoms, they give no relief. Maybe Dr started me too low mg and see him next day. I hope he ups mg to at least 15 and 20 probably will be better. He said he can add the old hydro for breakthrough pain but at this point I feel at least two 7.5mg per day and that's only 2 less than before. He should go to 20mg 2x per as I have a bad spine from head to tail, facet arthritis, Spinal stenosis, Spondylolisthesis, deteriorating disk and spinal neuropathy....I'm through...I covered them all!!"

   
2.0

scubatom August 20, 2017

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Zohydro ER (hydrocodone): "I've been on this medication for about 4 months now and I can honestly say it has helped in giving me my life back. I have stage IV Endometriosis, a bulging disc that's pressing on nerves in my L4-L5, sciatica, and cervical pain. Before this medication I was on Nucyneta ER which was crap. I now go to a great pain doctor who promised me that I will get my life back and they have kept their promise. I take Zohydro 15mg 2x per day and Narco 750 for breakthrough, and flexeril at night. I am now able to sleep at night and make it through the days mostly. I pay $15 copay because of a prescription card and insurance. My insurance denied it at firs but my doctor advocated for me to them and they now cover it. I hope this helps someone."

   
9.0

SammyMone (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 18, 2017

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Zohydro ER (hydrocodone): "Best product on the market, period."

   
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TuriSal (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 8, 2017

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Zohydro ER (hydrocodone): "I have been taking the Zohydro 50 for about 8 months now. I started off with the Hyslinga 80 mg but it was not lasting the full 24 hours so my Pain Dr. put me on the Zohydro 50mg twice a day. For the most part it has worked well... I loved the fact that I did not have to take 6 pills a day to try to manage my pain.. And I will say the Zohydro worked a lot better that taking all those pills. My last appointment I got my prescriptions and took to the pharmacy only to find out that my insurance company... Blue Cross/Blue Shield... Yes I am blasting them... Ended up having to go back on the Hydrocodone 10mg 6 times a day and it is NOT working... In CONSTANT Pain... So upset about this!!!"

   
8.0

KIMBERLEA ORSON August 3, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone): "My Doctor switched me to Hysingla 40mg from norcos 10/325 , and I'm in so much pain. I don't want to have to take anything, but I don't have a choice because of chronic pain. But I want to go back to Norcos. they work better!!"

   
1.0

Dmccoy1964 July 30, 2017

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Zohydro ER (hydrocodone): "This is the only drug that works for me. It lasts longer than Vicodin HP 10/300s and there are no ups and downs, just constant pain relief with no noticeable side effects (I've been taking pain meds for years, though). It's a miracle for me! I am using the new formulation and it does work, but I have to take it 3 times a day since they only last 7 hours, not the 12 it says it should. I have one dose of short-acting for breakthrough pain every day. I'm using the discount program and it is still a high price, I'm worried about affording it! :("

   
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Pashta (taken for 1 to 2 years) July 27, 2017

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Hysingla ER (hydrocodone): "I have 3 herniated discs, spinal stenosis and osteoarthritis. I suffer from constant pain every day. I've been on norco 10/325 4x a day for 3 years now and never abused my medication. A few months ago my doctor had me to try Hysingla ER 40mg. This medication only last about 17hrs and gave me about 30-40% relief with random breakthrough pain. Plus I felt lethargic the entire day, nauseas, constipated, anxious excessive yawning. After putting up with it for two months I talked with my doctor and he switched me back to the Norco. So disappointed. I had high hopes for this medication since it was one pill every 24hrs. it just dose not work as promised and is expensive."

tonye320 (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 20, 2017

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Zohydro ER (hydrocodone): "This medication works very well and I've had no side effects that I wasn't already having by taking Norco. It's very effective and keeps my pain from getting too high so I don't require a lot of other pills to bring my pain level down. The only thing I don't like is that my insurance declined my coverage stating they didn't feel it was needed. How my INSURANCE can determine that is crazy. My doctor prescribed it for a reason. Love this medication. I'm able to function and work and am never sleepy at work."

   
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Chronic Pain, 2 fusions (taken for 1 to 6 months) July 19, 2017

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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."

   
3.0

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..."

   
1.0

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."

   
9.0

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."

   
3.0

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."

   
1.0

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!"

   
6.0

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

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