No. So Vicodin is only prescribed to people experiencing pain which can’t be helped by over-the-counter medication and whose doctors can monitor use and identify potential abuse. Why? Because hydrocodone makes addictive Vicodin. Vicodin is available by prescription only.
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Maybe it’s a new regulation that your doctor’s office is introducing. Hi Shirley. I’m not aware it’s a state regulative, but I know that many doctors are starting to do the same. I do not any logic behind it, unless maybe you will have to schedule and pay as a medical appointment to get your prescription.
Good luck with that. It doesn’t matter what the doctor thinks or writes up. I chose to just deal with the pain that I will have the rest of my life. CVS pharmacists have decided they are doctors and know what’s best for you.
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I would suggest that you report the break through pain to your doctor, as dosage may need to be changed. Addiction is characterized by craving and euphoric pleasure seeking, of which you report none. Hello Nancy. It sounds like you are describing the phenomenon of tolerance, which is an expected outcome of longer term use of opioids like hydrocodone.
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You cannot get Vicodin over-the-counter but must see a doctor for medical reasons related to pain or injury in order to obtain Vicodin. only as a prescription medicine. More on how Vicodin is prescribed, its costs and typical dosage here. We invite your questions about Vicodin prescriptions at the end. Vicodin is an opiate agonist drug that is available in the U.S. This is because the main ingredient in Vicodin is hydrocodone, which can be addictive.
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Generally, Vicodin is taken every 6 hours as needed. The strongest Vicodin formula is 10 mg hydrocodone and 660 mg acetaminophen. There are three strengths of Vicodin available by prescription. The next is 7.5 mg hydrocodone and 750 mg acetaminophen. The lowest contains 5 mg hydrocodone and 500 mg acetaminophen.
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Vicodin is a prescription drug used to manage mild to moderate pain. However, Vicodin can also cause feelings of euphoria, which often causes it to be abused. The main ingredient in Vicodin (hydrocodone) works by altering the way that pain is perceived in the brain. Vicodin narcotic analgesic is prescribed in inpatient and outpatient settings by medical doctors (MDs) in family practice or who specialize in pain management. For pain relief, how long Vicodin lasts is about 4-6 hours.
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In fact, if you are taking Vicodin as prescribed, you probably don’t have to worry about drug addiction. If you use Vicodin to help manage pain, you might develop a tolerance and dependence on the medication, and be unable to stop taking it abruptly, which is not always a sign of addiction.
Its. Cr A Zy!. We have a friend T work who we are concerned for. His drug of choice BTW is heroin.what are yur thouthts. We are all very good friends and now he want to uz prescription vicadins on a low dow. For his depression. When he relapsed he did the pill and we did not no and they made him feel good. I think we are cosisighing him to hse. He is or was recovery, herion addict for almost 27 years.
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prescribed hydrocodone 10/325 2 per evening as apparently my tolerance to any medication tends to be high. I just feel embarrassed that she will think I am trying to pull a fast one. I have never had to deal with pain meds before so its all new to me. 59 yr old female, 138 pounds, went through physical therapy, lower back and extreme right buttock pain, nothing worked until pain dr. I started taking one the morning, one in the afternoon and if needed, one in the evening if I couldn’t get thru the pain. I have educated myself on this drug and some of what I learned has frightened me. Do you think my doctor will think I am abusing the drug if I mention I oftentimes take 3? I don’t feel any “high” and sometimes with just the one pill I still feel pain but believe me, I can deal with it, and I would rather take the relief I get taking 1 at a time instead of suffering hours waiting to take 2 at a time. And the pain as time goes on has gotten somewhat worse. I soon noticed it was horrible waiting until evening time (I work in an office, and sitting is the worse).
Mainly 2.Dr. Explanation.addicting.build up tolerance.what? My quality of life will be nil. For 15 yrs! Do not want to change doctors. part due to strictness of drug? He refuses to say really why and has been my Dr. Will not give anymore. Do not have many yrs. Is this action on Drs. It just helps with the pain. Without it I am Walker and wheelchair bound! All of a sudden Dr. has offered stronger dose I said no. I have severe problems.surgery no option. I am 81 have been taking the smallest dose of hydro for several years.only 2to 3 a day. I have never felt “high” or had any problems. left want to spend as pain free as possible.
Someone who abuses Vicodin regularly can become addicted to the narcotic quite easily, particularly if they have a prior history of drug or alcohol abuse. To better understand if you are addicted to Vicodin or not, an addiction to Vicodin results in a psychological compulsion to seek out the drug, even when it has negative effects on the addict’s personal or professional life. When Vicodin is used non-medically to get high, this type of use is a hallmark characteristic of addiction.
Isn’t unnecesary office visits expensive to all? My health insurance would never pay nore would the druggest give me more than I’m accustomed to. No drug seeking behavior. is this true. I’m 73 with severe arthritis pain. I have to pick up the written script at her office and she has to see me every 90 days. I’ve had several lesser pain meds that have been discontinued because of anticipated dangers, Percacet etc. I have been taking 5mg/500mg for years. My doctor says the new law says she can not phone in perscriptions for Vicodin any more.
On the other hand, the generic version of Vicodin is very inexpensive, ranging around $15-20. As with any prescription drug, the cost of Vicodin will depend on your insurance. The name brand Vicodin doesn’t cost much more.
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