- Nov 19, 2011
- New Zealand
- New Zealand
Hydrocodone 5/325 contains 5 mg of Hydrocodone and 325 mg of Tylenol in each tablet.I had a similar issue and my doctor told me that often, those meds don't well on their own, but as a "team," they seem to work brilliantly. So I did as others have said and took Tylenol around the clock. It seems to boost the other pain killers. Just be careful that your hydrocodone doesn't already contain Tylenol. My husband had a prescription that contained both. Ask your doctor about adding in the Tylenol round the clock.I am now on Hydrocodone 1 tablet every 6 hours 5-325.
Occasionally, I have been taking a couple tylenol but it doesn't seem to do anything.
If you're taking that 6-hourly, that means you are taking 1300 mg of Tylenol in each 24 hours.
The safe daily limit for Tylenol is 4,000 mg, taking into account any Tylenol/Acetaminophen/Paracetamol that is in other medications, such as cold cures. That means that, on a 6-hourly regime, you could safely take another 2,700 mg of Tylenol, divided into doses of no more than 1,000 mg each time, including the 325 mg in the Hydrocodone.
It may be that you need to take the Hydrocodone 4-hourly, instead of 6-hourly, so do discuss this with your doctor.
If he/she is unwilling to let you do that, then ask for a review of you pain relief, since what you are currently taking doesn't seem tobe working very well.
Also, do look at how much activity you are getting, because doing too much can increase your pain. Check your activity against what is recommended here:
Activity progression for THRs