Taking Hydrocodone & Neurontin at the same time

Taking Hydrocodone & Neurontin at the same time

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Taking Hydrocodone & Neurontin at the same time

I am taking hydrocodone and Neurontin at the same time every morning. Is this ok? I go back to work in 2 days and I'm trying to get off of hydrocodone....I'm down to 6 pills (5/325) a day. Is it ok to drive if I take 1-5/325 hydrocodone pill in the morning before I drive to work? I have been taking hydrocodone for 5 months and have driven before after taking 2 pills of hydrocodone, but if I got stopped by a cop and had to take a blood test, would I be legally "drunk" on hydrocodone?

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alot of people

take these meds together but I think, not positive,but yes if you drive it is considered "under the influence" It can also be considered under the influence at your job depending on what you do and if they do drug testing. Some places of employment will allow you to "declare" a med so that say you take 2 at night and they test you it doesn't mean you worked under the influence but it may show up in your system. Or a declation may mean taking the med does not interfere with your ability to do your job.

Please discuss a tapering plan w/your doc so you can "get off" the med safely.
Take care and be safe!!!

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Hi Pepper

I wouldn't take Neurontin and hydrocodone together before hitting the road. There has been extensive debates concerning taking meds and driving/working at SH and what I got out of them is to use good judgement and not drive or operate dangerous machinery until you are aware of the effects of ANY medication. The police can't pull you over without cause, but if you are driving erratically for example and appear to be impaired, you will be hit with a DUI.

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There has been some good advice

regarding taking pain medications along with nerve medications. If you have been taking this combo for a while and your body has adjusted, it would be on the safe side.
Driving, is another issue all together,.
But for the sake of medications, you should have no problem taking those.

Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Moderator
Dont laugh at me

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DO NOT -- I repeat DO NOT

DO NOT -- I repeat DO NOT take Hydrocodone and drive - it is a narcotic and you will be considered driving under the influence. If you get stopped or are in an accident.... CYA!

I was taking Neurontin and hydrocodone for about 8 weeks awaiting surgery but was not driving during that time.

Why take the chance?

Anyway FWIW

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I would say that if you need to take it and drive

make sure that you carry your prescription bottle with you. The 5/325 Hydrocodone isn't really that much, but everyone's different and that strength might knock you off your socks? You've been taking it for 5 months I think you said, so you know the effects.

I take 7.5/500 and drive. I barely feel the pain killing effects and don't get sleepy or loopy. I have an hour drive to and from work, so getting up at 5:30am, taking one, driving at 7am, I'm not worried. I also carry my prescription bottle in my purse so if I do get stopped for some other reason and there is any question, I can show it and show my incision scars if that would make any difference.

I have a friend that's an RN nurse and she just said don't take it just as you hop in the car to be on the safe side in case you get drowsy.

Sometimes you just need more than a Tylenol or Ibupropen and you have to work to bring in money, so it's all about what you feel about your body and welfare and how your react to the drug.

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thanks candle99

I like your last sentence Smile I do work full time and I take hydrocodone and neurontin as prescribed throughout the day. These prescription drugs take the edge off of my pain and help me get through the day. They don't make me feel groggy or high, and I don't really have any side effects from them. I have tried to quit the hydrocodone and that's when I realize that it is helping with the pain. Mornings are really bad as far as pain and if I don't take a hydrocodone I feel the pain. Believe me, if I were pain free I wouldn't be taking these drugs.