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vicoprofen concern

I have a bad lower back and my Dr. prescribed Vicoprofen. The drug has been a lifesaver. I have been taking them once per day in the evening and occsionally, but rarely, twice per day. He has refilled my prescription of 30 pills 4 times. I have been taking them at an average rate of once per day for approximately 6 months. He says it's fine. Is it?
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I WAS USING VICOPROFEN 2X DAILY AND 30 LASTS ME 2 WEEKS.. THEY ARE EASY TO BECOME ADDICTED TO IN 1-3 MONTHS DEPENDING ON THE PERSON.. YEP THE DRUG IS GR8 BUT WITHDRAWEL SYMPTOMS ARE A NIGHTMARE AND DRS NOW DO NOT EVEN WANT TO REFIL IT.. UNLESS YOU ARE IN SEVERE PAIN YOU SHOULD JUST TAKE 800MG IBUPROFEN ALONG WITH A MUSCLE RELAXER.. IT WORKS GREAT FOR ME, ALMOST GOOD AS VICOPROFEN BUT NOT QUITE... YOU CAN EASILY BECOME ADDICTED TO VICOPROFEN JUST TAKING 1 DAILY SO BE CAREFUL AND GOOD LUCK! :)
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vicoprofen is similar to vicodin, both have hydrocodone, but it has ibuprofen instead of tylenol.  I was on vicoprofen     ( 2x daily) for joint pain throughout most of tx  and it was prescribed by a hepatologist. For me, it worked beter than vicodin. I don't think I could have made it through tx without it.
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are the two the same?
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408795 tn?1324935675
I'm sure it's fine, especially since you take such a minimal amount.  It's not good for everybody, like someone who has had opiate addictions in the past.  If you don't fall into that catagory then I'm sure everything is fine.  Besides 30 vico's a month is very minimal, vicoprofen is just another name and maker of vicodin.  Some doctors hesitate on prescribing certain morphine derivitive drugs for obvious reasons.  God Bless
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