Mixing vicodin and percocet

Common Questions and Answers about Mixing vicodin and percocet


Avatar f tn Thanks for using the forum. Vicodin and Percocet should not be taken together. Both medications contain acetaminophen (the active ingredient in Tylenol). If you take too much acetaminophen it can damage you liver. Percocet is a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. Vicodin is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. Additionally, both medications cause central nervous system depression which can make you drowsy, lower your blood pressure and have other adverse effects.
179856 tn?1333550962 If adopted by the Food and Drug Administration, the changes would lower the maximum over-the-counter Tylenol dose and would ban two narcotic painkillers, Vicodin and Percocet, which also contain acetaminophen. Yet another painkiller, propoxyphene, was the target of FDA action on Tuesday. Also sold as Darvon and in an acetaminophen combination called Darvocet, it has been linked to accidental overdoses and suicides.
Avatar n tn It was from a person who was snorting percocet and cocaine and had burnt a hole through the cartiliage in their nose and after months of not using it still hadn't healed and all the problems the person was having, she was a little freaked to say the least. No guarantee though but so far so good, I can only hope it continues. As far as her friend goes, and how many times she was successful before I caught her, I asked my daughter that same question that very night. No kidding huh.
Avatar n tn There are periods where I use narcotics about a 4-6 weeks (vicodin and lately oxycontin) then I have to stop and it is so shattering. Many years ago I tried NA and it doesn't work for me. I also do not want to be put on shrink meds by a psychiatrist. What am I doing to myself medically? Because of life circumstances I don't see myself being able to stop soon. What is happening and what can I do?
Avatar n tn Answer: 10 years Question: Was it percocet? Answer: Originally vicodin and then tylenol/codeine Question: Did you just wake up one day and say, ''THAT'S IT!?" Answer: Yes, in the middle of my taper I just stopped taking pills. Question: Do you know if there is some type of out patient program that works maybe faster? Answer: I think this varies by your area. My HMO wouldn't take me. I think this Forum is better than any program I could have attended.
Avatar f tn I do remember a few years ago they ( FDA or some govt agency) were talking about taking vics off of the market because of people going into liver failure with taking them and mixing with other actiminaphine containing drugs.I guess upto 7000 mgs a day of actiminaphine is ok but still I dont know why.
Avatar n tn I xan tell you 1st hand that vicodin,percocet, morphine,oxycotin, hydrocodone,and ultram are addicting. My fiance' is addicted to hydrocodone,vicodin and percocet,and I take ultram for pain in my thumb. Whatever you choose to use for pain management, talk to your doctor about everything and if you feel you are becoming addicted to any of it, let the doctor know, so you wont have to go through what my fiance' goes through everyday.
Avatar n tn I have very bad teeth and can not afford to go to the dentist except when it gets so bad I half to get it pulled and go get help from an org.
Avatar n tn You may have been truly addicted if you had been taking stronger narcotics but since you aren't in pain and it was just vicodin, maybe you can just leave it behind and not take any more and not see how addicted you could get.
171940 tn?1203630944 If the drug of choice to begin with is Vicodin, and the dosage is increased over several months, and it no longer works, physicians know that it is normal protocol to switch medications to a stronger drug. At this time the protocol would be to try a low dosage of perhaps Percocet, or oxycodone. Physicians know that this will probably kill the pain but after three to six months the dosage will need to be increased. Hence this cycle continues until one is needing demeral or morphine shots.
Avatar n tn I hate to be contrary once again but 1) Ultram is not listed anywhere as a narcotic drug. 2) It is not a controlled substance 3) Online purchace of ultram is not in a grey area, it is perfectly legal. 4) The offical stand on ultram is that it is only addictive in persons with a history of addiction (us) 5) Ultram is in fact being used to detox people from opiated drugs. Mariposa does bring up an excellen point of which I have already warned you about.
Avatar n tn there is power in prayer......go to JESUS!!!!!! there is nothing he cant do.......TRUST ME.
Avatar n tn It’s also a legal definition of opiates + other illicit drugs that are not really narcotics, like LSD and Cannabis are classified legally (and incorrectly) as narcotics. percocet is oxycodone, oxycontin is time released oxycodone and comes in VERY strong doses, i believe it’s starts at 20mg and goes up to around or over 200mg. MS Contin is time released morphine (what the docs give me.) Good luck to all.
Avatar n tn Oddly enough, I have been taking vicodin in high doses, percocet, also high doses..and well just about any pill in that area for about 2 and a half years now. I decided to stop cold turkey 2 days ago. Before I did, I begged God to make it easy for me, because I knew the w/d symptoms could be excruciating. Well, I have to say...I think He heard my prayer, because I haven't had any of the awful w/d symptoms I have seen that you all have gone through.
Avatar n tn I'm a mom of 2 and pregnant with #3, but earlier this year I decided to stop a pain management program cold turkey and I had been taking 5mg vicodin 3x a day for months, and pain medicine of different types and dosages pretty regularly before that. I had no abuse issues but like your daughter my body was hooked. I quit the same week that we closed on buying our house and had to move AND fix up the new house with paint and renovation...AND watch my 2-year-old and 9-month old by myself.
Avatar f tn I too am 36 and have recently gotten off of vicodin. Day 33 for me. I think the major thing to know is that your son will be sick. He will be in pain for a few days. I had the worst body aches ever. Sweats, cold, the runs, you name it. Motrin for the pain as needed (and it will be needed), immodium for the runs will be needed. I used ativan which is for anxiety prescribed by my doc. Valarien root helps with sleep as he will need and will have trouble with for a while.
Avatar n tn find myself wanting to abuse them .. so far so good only doing 2 a day . . ..i am 22 days of the vicodin/percocet . . and have finally begun to sleep through the night . TYG..... watched my husband go through "cold turkey detox" (macho man. . who needs no help .. yeah right .. he has 17 days clean . . however . . he has legitimate pain . . he's goin to the internest today (something wrong with the inards. . .we think). . has had chronic back problems for many, many, years . ..
Avatar m tn It still works by attaching itself to the mu receptor in the brain, which is the same receptor that opiates attach to, so if you have already been taking narcotics, and are used to their strength and painkilling ability, if you take the Ultram, the part of your body that recognizes the Ultram isn't going to be getting anything as strong as it was getting, so it won't work as well.
1312898 tn?1314571733 The first night (Sunday night) I had taken my regular meds and went to bed. I woke up about 2 hours after I had fallen asleep, I was in incredible pain in my joints. So intense. I did my best to stretch everything and move each joint---it took a long time. I eventually went back to sleep only to awaken about an hour later with the same intense pain. I spent most of the night awake and kept taking more medications which I never do at night. So, each night since then it has worsened.
Avatar n tn Darvocet is a safer pain med to use to get off vicodin. My uncle died 3 yrs ago from mixing methadone and vicodin! just for your info!!!!! Lots of love....
Avatar f tn I am remembering what real life is like before vicodin addiction and it's wonderful! Find comfort and strength within your life and think about all the possiblities being off drugs will present to you! Spend your money on things you need to keep from spending it on pills, read about other people's struggles and contact friends to give you support.
464393 tn?1206758995 For me, I have moderate range chronic back pain so I try to take 1200 mgs of Ibu a day to try and minimize my need for vicodin. So my average day will consist of 800 mgs of ibu and 5 mgs of vicodin, and then for my late day dose 400 ibu and 5 mgs of vicodin again. anymore than 1200 ibu a day tends to tear up my stomach as I am very sensitive to ibu.
Avatar f tn are hydrocodin,percocet,roxicodone and tramadol in the same ingredients family meaning if i took a vicodin i should be okay to take a roxicodone or tramadol because they have some of the same ingredients in them thanks for the time to whoever answers the post
Avatar n tn My husband actually told me that he was a Vicodin user after his 2 back surgeries and that he was on the and Percocet for months, but he had to quit "cold turkey" and he did it. He was taking like 20 a day! So, why can't I quit! I told him that " I am not YOU...I am a GOD DAMN ADDICT". Hello!!! I think it's the fact that I can completely hold myself together, look good and take care of Emily that he feels that I don't have a problem.
Avatar n tn I also use a little trick I know to remove tylenol from Vicodin and Percocet, so have consumed virtually zero tylenol for the past 10 or so years. Of course, I'm due for a physical and I will be very interested in the liver test. I must say, though, that after 27 years of constant narcotic use, I seem to be in pretty good shape. I should add that I have never been a consumer of alcohol other than very, very rare social beers, literally one sixpack in the last, oh, ten years.
990354 tn?1307136486 These are all prescription drugs. Mixing meds is VERY dangerous! and could be fatal if taken with other meds like oxycontin and zoloft. Your doctor can tell you if these meds are right for your condition. Usually you will have to ween off any drugs you are taking that would interferer before you start taking others. If you don't do this under a doctors care and supervision you could stop breathing and your heart could stop while you are sleeping.
211940 tn?1267884866 However, he said it could NOT be causing me so much pain. He checked out my arm and noticed a hard soft tissue knot, and suggested removing it through surgery and it "might" relieve my pain. So, 3 weeks ago I had the said surgery and it was removed (a hard soft tissue mass about the size of a marble). No, this was not the cyst inside my humerus bone. Anyways, I still have the pain, and it is extremely terrible at night (on a scale of 1 to 10, a 20 at night).
216046 tn?1193947004 I doubt anything will do much for him. Methadone is a full opiate agonist, which means that the drug is trying to occupy all the opiate receptors in the body. The goal is to have other drugs not work for an addict, ultimately deterring them from using their drug of choice. The doctor will know what to do, but they would have to give him a lot of oxy or morphine for it to have any effect. 90 mgs of methadone is a pretty good sized dose.
Avatar m tn Over the last 6 months I've been dabbling with opiates. Vicodin and Percocet at first, then i discovered oxcyontin. Just to make sure you know, anytime I reference oxycontin in this post I'll be referencing the yellowish 40mg oxycontin tablets. Anyway, I started slow, a percocet here and a vicodin there. Once I discovered oxycontin I decided that I liked that one best. I'd take them recreationally, rarely ever taking more than 1.
Avatar n tn Eventually I got up to about 250-300mgs of hydrocodone a day. I did not ever notice any adverse reactions with the paxil and vicodin though maybe i wouldn't because i was on paxil when I started taking the vicodins. although I believe that vicodin actually makes the paxil not work because the vicodin takes over the dopamine in the brain. But if u are just starting the paxil and weening off the vicodin I would think that it would be helpful.