Hydrocodone schedule

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Avatar m tn Does anyone out there know of a taper schedule for hydrocodone? Something that is slow and works that others will not really notice the person is going through? I have found a taper schedule for benzodiazapines at http://www.benzo.org.uk/manual/bzcha01.htm but have never found anything other than the Thomas Recipe which is for going cold turkey off of the Vicodin. Any info would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn It has to do with the FDA schedule that the drugs are on. Hyrocodone and codeine are Schedule III narcotics which can be called in by a doctor. Percocet/oxycodone is a Schedule II narcotic which means that it's a step up on the ladder from hydrocodone in strength and therefore cannot be called in.
Avatar n tn 15 mg/80 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen(paracetamol), 30 mg/80 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, and 45 mg/80 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen per capsule: 5 mg/80 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 10 mg/80 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 15 mg/80 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 10 mg/100 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 15 mg/100 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 10 mg/200 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 15 mg/200 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 5 mg/500 mg hydrocodone/acetaminophen, 10 mg/200 mg hydrocodone/ibuprofen, a
Avatar f tn Could you please help me with a wean schedule for hydrocodone 7.5. I am taking 2 to 3 a day for 2 years. It is not the euphoria that I am addicted to anymore it is the increased energy I get. My body is addicted to it and if I don't take it I feel horrible. I stopped cold turkey one time and felt horrible I went through withdrawl and never want to feel that way again. My body is addicted to it and I want to stop I feel llike it makes me feel angry and I don't like that either.
229538 tn?1300377767 The DEA has asked the FDA to reclassify hydrocodone as a schedule II drug, limiting which kinds of medical professionals can write a prescription and how many times it can be refilled. The Controlled Substances Act, passed in 1970, put hydrocodone combination drugs in the schedule III class, which is subject to fewer controls. Currently a prescription for hydrocodone-containing Vicodin can be refilled five times before the patient has to see a physician again.
1331804 tn?1336867358 This new amendment will effectively make ALL Hydrocodone containing products a Schedule II drug. Hydrocodone alone has always been a Schedule II drug; however, there are currently no drugs on the market that contain ONLY Hydrocodone. All Hydrocodone products on the US market are combined with either Tylenol (Acetaminophen), Ibuprofen, or Aspirin. There is a new Hydrocodone extended release med undergoing clinical trials called Zohydro that is expected to hit the market 2013-2014.
Avatar f tn Just received notice from another that hydrocodone may be moved from schedule III to schedule II. Just saw DEA proposed rule. What sort of implications will that mean for pain management? I am on Norco 10/325 and my quality of life will be majorly diminished without the meds if I cannot obtain a prescription from the doctor that has been writing me this script for so long. What will happen? Has anyone else been feeling the effects?
Avatar n tn Currently in phase-IIIb drug development trials are larger dose, controlled release Hydrocodone Capsules. They are expected to be schedule-II and approved by late summer (assuming no problems). Be careful about taking more than prescribed. As stated previously, it's a BIG issue with pain management providers. Better to get you standard regimen "tweaked" for adequate relief and discuss "rescue doses" for breakthrough pain. Hope this was helpful.
Avatar m tn There isn't an OTC for Hydrocodone. Try looking it up under herbal remedies. Maybe there are some similar herbs that can help. If I know what type of pain and where you are experiencing it I'm sure we could help you more.
Avatar n tn I am taking 10, 7.5 Hydrocodone a day and want to withdrawl safely.
Avatar n tn I believe you MUST have a newly written prescription for it each time you get it, your doctor cannot instruct your pharmacist to refill it. Schedule III drugs like hydrocodone can be refilled but Schedule II drugs cannot. Also, your doctor cannot write the prescription for greater than a 30 day supply. I believe these laws are consistent from state to state, but I'm sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.
Avatar f tn It is good to let someone else hold and dispense your pills too --- Actually Percocet is a stronger drug than Hydrocodone so if you have that it would be better to WD from. The main thing is to set a schedule and a 'quit date' is very important. You can do this -- I started my taper using Hydrocodone after being on Percs for quite a while but then became impatient and switched to Suboxone -- what a mistake that was as I then had horrible W/D's from the Sub for 2 months.
Avatar f tn I have severe Gastroparesis and am on GJ feeding tubes. I was in pain management, but got kicked out because hydrocodone wasn't showing up in my system. I did a DNA test and I don't metabolize opioids and with all the liquids that run through my body with feeds, I feel like it dilutes my urine. Is there anyone that can help me document or verify this. I'm distraught.
Avatar n tn I have been taking hydrocodone for several years now. Have NEVER taken more than prescribed . At most 5 a day-15/80. I do have a neck problem that will not go away by itself. c4 and c5 are bulging and i have arthritic problems also. I need something for the pain but hate to keep taking this ****. I know i am addicted. I want to slowly get off this pain medicine!!!!!! Any suggestions of how to taper off??
Avatar n tn i take 10/325 hydrocodone every 8 hours for severe osteoarthritis, bulging L4-L5 and failed back surgery syndrome(L5-S1 fusion) and i was prescribed 15mg extended release ms contin at bedtime. my med schedule for the hydrocodone is 6am, 2pm and 10pm and my bedtime is usually right around 10pm, is it safe to take the ms contin at the same time as the hydrocodone?
Avatar f tn What is the best way to get off of Hydrocodone? I am writing this for my boyfriend..He wants to get off and at first he was gonna try to do it cold turkey, but the more research I do the more I worry about him getting off of them that way..He has been taking anywhere from 6 to 8 of the Hydrocodone 10's a day for a looonnng time. I have read about tapering...But I don't know what the best tapering schedule would be? Please help!
Avatar f tn Klonopin for anxiety and hydrocodone for arthritis and fibermyalgia. I called in 3 refills on Saturday the 9th. Not an early refill. I take several meds and there all auto refill for 3 months except the three the other one being cyclobenzaprene. They only filled 1 on the following Monday. When I finally talked to a nurse on Tues afternoon she said the doctor was not refilling but going with pain management and the doctor left no other explanation.
Avatar f tn Oycodone is in a different class of drugs than Vicodin. Vicodin is a Schedule III drug and Oxycodone is a Schedule II drug. It is stronger than Vicodin and probably the reason your doctor prescribed it rather than the hydrocodone (vicodin) is because oxycodone is available in a pure form without acetominophen in it. Hydrocodone is not.
Avatar f tn Hi, i am addicted to hydrocodone 10mg take 10 to 15 a day some days been doing this for about 2years and i got to stop.Ive tried several times and always get to day 2 or 3 than give in. I work check to check so i cant afford to take time off, and cant seem 2 get thru a day of work without them.Im really want to quit and im open to any help you all can give.Thanks for listening im hopeing to hear from you all soon......
Avatar f tn Hydrocodone (dihydrocodeinone) (Vicodin®, Lortab®, Tussionex®) This action renders all products containing hydrocodone, including but not limited to hydrocodone in combination with acetaminophen or ibuprofen, Schedule II. Schedule III Deletions: Hydrocodone (dihydrocodeinone) (Vicodin®, Lortab®, Tussionex®) This action renders all products containing hydrocodone, including but not limited to hydrocodone in combination with acetaminophen or ibuprofen, Schedule II.
1266954 tn?1270217525 Also, because of a previous HA, I want to avoid NSAIDS. When Vicodin was changed from Schedule III to II this year, my GP became more reluctant to continue my 3-4 pill per day "habit" due to regulatory pressure to wean patients completely off opiods of any strength.
Avatar n tn As far as the the hydrocodone is concerned, your boyfriend is taking the STRONGEST Schedule III pain medication in America. There is NOT a 15 mg hydro that is made (other than compounds, which some pharms will make - the legitimacy is questionable, however). MANY people prefer to take what your boyfriend is taking over oxycodone because one can obtain up to two refills on hydrocodone, as opposed to oxy - which you need a fresh, new script each time.
Avatar f tn Any advice about a taper schedule from this many?? And anybody had the same issue and baby was born healthy without birth defects?? I know i have to talk with my doctor about a schedule but i want to know if anybody else have a good taper scedule and been in this situation with a healthy outcome? Any advice please i feel alone hiding this from family!!
Avatar m tn He gave her a schedule and she was suppose to be taking 1 (one) 5-325 pill every 6 hours (according to her taper schedule)...turns out she hasn't been following the taper and has been taking two pills every four to five hours sometimes as close as three hours...as soon as she feels the slightest withdrawal symptom she pops a pill then the second one because the first one isn't working fast enough to "stop the withdrawal".
Avatar n tn I already get 90 hydrocodone a month. I will go to a pain management clinic and pay for 90 more hydrocodone a month soon. I already told my primary care doctor I run out early but he said he could only write me 90 a month. I will pay for the other 90 myself without my insurance company acknowledgement.