Alright boys and girls. We have seem to have a bit of confusion in the patient/crackhead/doctor worlds as to the proper strengths and naming of various hydrocodone products.
I’m tired of seeing Rx’s for Vicodin 7.5/500 or Lortab 7.5/750. Quit making yourself look like an idiot in front of your local pharmacist and heed my words of wisdom. Here is the chart, print it out and keep it with you (or just write Hydrocodone/APAP <strength> and make it easy on yourself.
First off, Vicodin 5/500 and Lortab 5/500 are THE SAME FUCKING THING. Don’t give me this bullshit as to Vicodin upsets your stomach while Lortab doesnt. To be honest, both come from the SAME generic bottle (yes, the Watsons) so that just tells me how full of shit you are.
Now, the breakdown (hydrocodone/APAP):
- Vicodin ES
- Vicodin HP
Now, for those at home who actually aren’t on this stuff, you may notice that LORTAB always has 500mg of Tylenol and NORCO always has 325mg of Tylenol. Amazing! Learn the rest or print this out so you can get it right on the Rx.
You may also notice that Lorcet and Vicodin HP only have 10mg difference in Tylenol in them. If you call me up, and get pissy with me over 10mg of Tylenol for dispensing Vicodin HP vs Lorcet I will drive to your office and kick you square in the teeth. There is NO point in stocking both over 10 piddly mg of Tylenol. Thats almost as stupid as getting pissy at me for dispensing Prinivil over Zestril (back in the day when they were both trade name).
This has been a public service announcement from The Angry Pharmacist(tm). No Doctors or Addicts were harmed in the making of this public service announcement.