I just discovered this forum, and am hoping you can help. I have been treated w/Vicodin for awhile now for chronic pain. I have now moved from the US to India, where it is not available. Any recommendation for alternatives? I can't take codeine long term, and take Effexor, neurontin and metformin daily, w/Soma PRN as well. I can have scripts shipped here if need be, but wold prefer to avoid the hassle/expense.
The active ingredient in Vicoden is the opiate hydrocodone, and it is mixed with tylenol. Usually they will be written in the script with 2 numbers, the first being the strength of teh hydrocodone and the second number the strength of the tylenol. So vicoden 5/325 would be 5 mgs of hydrocodone and 325 mgs of tylenol. You should be able to find hydrocodone in India. The alternative would be Percocet which is oxycodone instead of hydrocodone. They both are very similar but the oxycodone is a bit stronger. From what I have read, a 5 mg percocet is equal to a 7.5 mg vicodin.
I have been looking on the net and hydrocodone ( vicoden) Is readily available there in India. I will be glad to help you with the sites I have found if you ill send me a message.
(These are not sites to order the drug)
Thanks all! God to know it's available here. Cash's(?) in Bangalore said no, and I had heard they are the place to go. I'll try others before I give up. May well have been a 'my lack of the language' problem and I misunderstood. Another possibility that just occurred - seems meds are available w/o a script, so I just assumed Vicodin would be as well. If so, I do have one, will an Rx from an American MD be enough, or should I try to find a local doc?
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