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What are the withdrawal effects of Hydrocodone acetaminophen?

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Posted on Mon, 13 Oct 2014
Question: I have been taking dr prescribed hydrocodone acetaminophen for 3 weeks as directed. 46 pills in all I don't need them anymore can I stop altogether and will i have any withdrawal? I am 68 and female
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Answered by Dr. Matt Wachsman (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Probably nothing bad at all.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

This is a rather short time and .. wait... 46/21 days... is about 2 a day....
The possibility of withdrawal depends on having the drug continually in your system. The drug stays around for 6 hrs or less... you have it in your system for an average of 12 out of 24 hrs and not even there for about half the time.

If you were going to have withdrawal, you would have had it already. The pain might come back, you might get anxious about your situation, but actual withdrawal or other side effects are just not going to happen at an average of 2 pills a day.

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What are the withdrawal effects of Hydrocodone acetaminophen?

Brief Answer: Probably nothing bad at all. Detailed Answer: Hi, This is a rather short time and .. wait... 46/21 days... is about 2 a day.... The possibility of withdrawal depends on having the drug continually in your system. The drug stays around for 6 hrs or less... you have it in your system for an average of 12 out of 24 hrs and not even there for about half the time. If you were going to have withdrawal, you would have had it already. The pain might come back, you might get anxious about your situation, but actual withdrawal or other side effects are just not going to happen at an average of 2 pills a day. Hope we have helped reassure you and you'll continue to use our service! we enjoyed the question!