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Compounded hydrocodone

t9crushedtt9crushed Posts: 130
edited 06/11/2012 - 7:48 AM in Pain Medications
Hey all,

I have been prescribed compounded hydrocodone for a while to avoid the tylenol and this week the pharmacy told my doc they would be be mixing it slightly differently. Now the bottle says hydrocodone bitartrate SA, with the SA being the new part. Just curious about what SA is if anyone knows. Tried googling but couldn't find anything


  • Could you ask your pharmacist? I looked as deeply as I could and couldn't find anything.

    eta: I found something! SA is used to mean "sustained action." Could that be it? Is it compounded to be long-acting?
  • Now I'm really confused! After you posted I did find that they use the letters SA for sustained action but I can't find anything for Hydro SA.

    My doc said they were just going to formulate it differently and it seemed he didn't know exactly what the difference was. Seems like the pharmacy wouldn't just make that change without telling him and it didn't sound like they asked him, just that they were making the change. The script didn't have any changes about how or when I should take them, still every 4 hours as needed.

    So far I don't see any difference, good or bad, but it's only been a day and a half.
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