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Query about consumption of excessive pain killers - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I took 3 hydrocodone 5-500 tablets will I be okay?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Tell me how many tablets did You take
User :   3
Doctor :   Do You have any symptoms after taking this?
User :   No my pain is gone
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   You had taken this under prescription of a medical doctor?
User :   I am an amputee and occasionally take them when the pain is really bad tonight th e pain was Horribe 2 did nothing so I took a third one then got scared
Doctor :   Ok I think any painkiller in excess is harmful
Doctor :   You should take painkillers only under the prescription of a registerd doctor to avoid any harmful effects
User :   I know normally I take 1-2
User :   Will I be okay?
Doctor :   Have You had any side efects like dizziness,nausea,sweating or drowsiness?
User :   No
Doctor :   I think You should not have any problems
User :   Okay thank you I won' do that again next time I'll go to er if I can't mange my pain I was hurting Really bad felt like someone was hammering into my bone
Doctor :   In case You begin to have any side effects like the ones I have mentioned or breathing difficulty or cold clammy skin You may consult a physician
User :   Someone was hammering into my residual limb
Doctor :   Hydrocodone dosage should not exceed 40 milligrams
Doctor :   in patients not tolerent to such drugs
User :   I thought I was consulting a physician are you a Doctor?
Doctor :   Yes I am a registered medical practioner
Doctor :   Hope You have understood what I am saying
User :   Qi do
User :   Oops I do
Doctor :   sorry tha tis 120 mg of hydrocodone
User :   Okay thanks for the help
Doctor :   that is the maximum dose of Hydrocodone any person can take in a single day without any side effects
Doctor :   any other queries?
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help You with
Doctor :   Are U there?
Doctor :   I have to close the window as you are not responding.
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