Question by  anthonyross43 (17)

How much hydrocodone can I take in one day?

I don't want to overdose.


Answer by  sdfarmer (374)

The maximum dose for an average adult is 30 mg/day. The main side effect of the drug is blurred vision, dizziness, and drowsiness. The most serious adverse effect of overdose for hydrocodone is cardiac arrest.


Answer by  ltb (26)

Overdosing on hydrocodone is extremely difficult, since it is usually not available on its own. If you live in the United States, hydrocodone usually comes in tablet form with another analgesic (like acetaminophen in Vicodin or ibuprofen in Vicoprofen). These drugs are the limiting factors in terms of overdosing (4000mg acetaminophen or 3200mg ibuprofen), not the hydrocodone.


Answer by  darcyn77 (321)

The doctor will tell you what amount is appropriate. Tolerance to hydrocodone can occur even with short-term use. Take it as prescribed by a doctor. No more than that. If you've forgotten that info, five milligram prescriptions usually state one or two every four to six hours as needed for pain.


Answer by  Trueakitalover (1728)

The most you should take usually if it is prescribed 1 pill ever six hours or as needed for pain. You should not take more than 4 a day. This is the normal amount of this medication. Only really take it when you feel that you have pain that won't go away with anything else.


Answer by  EchoC (553)

This depends on what medicine you are prescribed with hydrocodone. They usually have acetaminophen, which plays a factor in dose. If you're taking the 5/500 (5 mg hydrocodone, 500 mg acetaminophen) the maximum dose is 1-2 every 4-6 hours, with a maximum of 8 pills in 24 hours. Consult pharmacist.


Answer by  Adrian29 (547)

If you are not sure, then call the pharmacist who filled the prescription for you. Pain medications should not be used unless prescribed to you!

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