Average Rating: 3.8 (37 Ratings)

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 3  Arthritis Sometimes works, sometimes doesn't and other times just plain dizzy F 60 2 years
 4  Arthritis Sometimes this works as it should, other time it doesn't even control the pain and last I get dizzy from it (this doesn't happen too often) F 60 2 years
7.5 mg
 4  Headache constipated!!!!! F 29 7 days
 3  In constant pain from arthritis No side effects, but sometimes, rarely, is not strong enough to take care of the pain. F 59 3 years
 1  severe knee pain Foggy, headachey, then went into shakes for several hours all this taking just 1/4 pill! Hated it. I am very drug sensitive so decided i better just try part of a pill.. sure glad I didn't take a whole pill. Unreal.....forget this! Back to Advil.. F 59 1 days
750/7.5 1X D
 5  3 years tiredness,headache very good at relieving my severe arthiritis pain in knees and spine. I usually take between 1 and 3 per day depending on the weather and what type of physical activity I am involved in. The drug does make you feel calm and peacefull in addition to relief of pain but I do not think I could ever take more than 3 per day due to the fatigue. F 63 3 years
750 3X D
 3  Broken nose Dizziness, confused, overwhelmed, weird ideas. M 33 3 days
 4  Chronic Neck pain. ACDF Surgery Headache, sleepiness, constipation, dizziness. Works well to reduce the pain. Can be addictive so I only take it when I really need it. F 24 6 months
7.5/750 2X AN
 4  pain after extraction constipation, mild nausea Great for real pain, but not abuse, in my case. I used to love having extra opiate pills, for "fun", around after dental mauling, but now I get too constipated. And I'm sick of all that tylenol. Big deal--no chance for addiction anymore. I only took two doses (needed) and got plugged up for the next day. Ugh. F 59 1 days
7.5-750 4X D
 3  Chronic Nerve and Pelvic Pain Constipation, alert (Can not take at night!), happy go lucky, itchy nose, short term memory loss 7.5/750 Doesn't take away the pain, merely distracts me from it about 75% of the time. I have chronic pelvic pain, nerve pain with my glute muscles fusing together and hitting nerves after I had my coccyx removed 4 years ago. I take a half of a pill, maybe a whole pill almost everyday. Constant pain, spikes about 6+ times a day, sometimes bringing me to tears. Scared of addiction and try to just deal with the pain. F 24 10 months
 5  surgery pain/recreational Biggest side effect: tolerance, addiction, and withdrawal. Vicodin was my only relief after I had my tonsils and adenoids taken out at the age of 24, but like a lot of people, I liked it too much. This began an opiate addiction that lasted for almost 9 months. I'm finally off them, but I wouldn't say that people shouldn't take Vicodin because you can get addicted. Just make sure you are making good choices and have a doctor that it monitoring you properly. It doesn't matter how amazing Vicodin makes you feel, it's not worth the 30 minutes of euphoria to completely ruin your life like I did. Side effects: nausea, vomiting, itching, drowsiness at first, noticeable euphoria, more sociable, more energy, coming down is very unpleasant, and withdrawal is one of the worst things I have ever experienced (nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, severe dysphoria, shakes, extreme anxiety). Wonderful drug for moderate to severe pain, but be careful with it. F 24 9 months
 2  Fibromyalgia Muscle Pain Headaches, stomach pain, and joint stiffness/gave me a strong arthritis type pain all over. Pain was almost like a bad flu Didn't help much with fibro pain plus I don't like that taking the prescribed dosage of 2 tabs every 4-6 hrs puts you almost at a tylenol overdose. I switched meds after a 37 yr old friend of mine had to have a liver transplant and almost died. She never abused dosage and if you ask me it isn't worth risk. There are better meds out there. F 35 1 years
 3  Chronic pain from MVA anger issues, anxiety, after extended use ineffective for pain level. constipation, loss of libido. General dryness. Weight loss. Intollerance (violent sickness) if alcohol ingested, even small quantities (1 glass of wine). Worked great for a year or so but after taking it for so long it no longer worked to eliviate pain. I took varying levels of opiates for 9 years straight. Withdrawal is horrible. I tapered dosage in half for a month, then in half again for another month, until one day I quit taking them altogether. I will NEVER use pain pills for my pain again unless post-op. The withdrawal is not worth it. F 45 9 years
 4  car accident hurt shoulder sleppiness I love this drug to get high pretty good for pain, BUT I wouldnt take it too long F 31 90 days
 4  Severe joint damage Impaired vision, slight dizziness, and extreme energy and hyperactivity . Even though this medication can help I would not recommend it unless you truly truly need it. The medication can become addictive and cause abdominal problems and liver problems. M 28 2 years
 4  fibromyalgia sleepiness, itchiness I take it periodically when my pain gets to the point where I can't sleep. I am terrified of becoming addicted and needing greater doses, so I use it only when my pain is unbearable. It puts me to sleep and I wake up the next morning feeling significantly better, even when I'm in a downward spiral. F 55 3 years
 5  Recreational Euphoric, sociable, pain-free. I think I liked it a little too much. When mixed with alcohol, it causes extreme euphoria. I found I was much more talkative and relaxed around the point where when I didn't have it, I could barely function. Still dealing with addiction to it, day by day. F 22 1 years
 5  degenerative disc disease a little nauseous when started taking. constipation. the word constipation does not do it justice. there is a definate "hydro" turd. nothing like you've ever experianced. any over the counter stool softner/laxative helps a lot. vicodin has made every day life a little easier. I have degenerative disc disease (lumbar). 2 disc bulge directly on my spinal cord. both discs are completely blacked out on mri and another is gray.have been to several neurologist and at this point because of the position of the discs I have no other options. you must be careful with this med because of the possible addiction. the feeling you get out of it is wonderful BUT only take to alleviate the pain. I dont need to be completely pain free just relieved enough to work. for me this philosophy has kept me from addiction. I can go without it with no withdrawls just a lot of pain. one thing that has helped me decrease my dose, 4 7.5 a day to 2-2 and a half, is an inversion table. this helps take pressure off my spine. be very careful with this med! M 38 1 years
 1  Oral surgery I felt like I was knocked over the head, and held down, and I became very nauseated. I was trapped on the verge of hurling, but fighting it since doing so would make things very messy in my mouth where I had lots of stitches and couldn't well clean. A bad night. Reading the other comments, I see I am in a minority. So, this med may work just fine for you. Maybe it's better on a "full" stomach -- something not easy to achieve when one's had surgery in one's mouth. F 50 1 times
 5  Knee Surgery and Low Back Pain Little Dry Mouth and some Constipation, Thats it. The Best Pain Killer so far. Makes you fell good inside. I take 1 in the morning with my Coffee, 1 during the mid day while working, and 2 at night before before bed with Green Tea and I'm fine. Dont eat heavy food with it eat light and a good hot bowl of soup works the best. I have taken Vicodin for 6 years I take 3-4 a day and i have (NO PAIN AT ALL)... Just dont over medicate yourself. It works take it!!!! M 35 6 years

VICODIN ES  (ACETAMINOPHEN; HYDROCODONE BITARTRATE):  This combination medication is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It contains an opioid (narcotic) pain reliever (hydrocodone) and a non-opioid pain reliever (acetaminophen). Hydrocodone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also reduce a fever. This product is not recommended for use in children younger than 6 years due to an increased risk of serious side effects (such as slow/shallow breathing).   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)