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Can I increase the dosage of the prescribed hydrocodone?

I am having a procedure and was prescribed hydrocodone 10 650. but the last time this amount was not enough to control pain. can I take another one 2 hrs apart? The procedure takes 3 hrs. I took one 1.5 hrs before it started, and 1 hr after I was in pain
Asked On : Mon, 24 Feb 2014
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Hydrocodone 10 650 is a combination of hydrocodone and acetaminophen. It can come in varied doses but is used every 4 to 6 hours.

It would be best not to use it more frequently than the 4 to 6 hour spacing to avoid any side effects. The hydrocodone is at the maximum dose but the acetaminophen can go up to 750mg. Your doctor may consider either using a higher strength of this combination drug or adding another pain killer from a different family to have an additive effect.

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Answered: Mon, 24 Feb 2014
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