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can you take vicodin before surgery

A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Yes, But.: But still check with your doctor. Also, if you do, take with a very small sip of water. Some doctors don't want you to take anything that can cause yo ... Read More

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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Vicodin for days: Vicodin, a short acting narcotic is designed for temporary use for acute pain. It is very dangerous for chronic use and if you are taking this chronic ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Smith
39 years experience Psychiatry
Probably: You are right to ask. While it is probably safe, you should be cautioned that they interact to increase sedation, and you may need to modify one by lo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Hastriter
18 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Vicodin: Narcotic medications are certainly not the mainstay of concussion treatment. See your physician for concussion work up and treatment. Pain medicatio ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Variable: If you start noticing the need for more medication to control same level of pain, fear and panic when you dont take the meds at the same time, sweatin ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Le
Dr. Brian Le answered
16 years experience Pain Management
Tramadol: Tramadol is a pain killer. You can take it before the surgery. Please discuss it with your surgeon for further clarification.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bahman Omrani
16 years experience Pain Management
Bup induction: sublingual buprenorphine formulations can generally be administered for their intended purpose after moderate opioid withdrawal symptoms have develope ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
28 years experience Pain Management
Yes: In fact, it is better to take some pain medicine on a schedule, not dependent on your pain level. These are "as needed" medicine & is only to be take ... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
You can if...: The medication is prescribed by your physician, no previous allergy to vicodin, and the due date is current. You also must to know that you cannot mix ... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Check with your Doc: Usually physicians will hold these medications for about 5 days. This may be different for your surgeon and they type of surgery. I would give them ... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
NSAIDs: Naprosyn (naproxen) or any other NSAID will relieve pain and reduce inflammation. If that is not holding your pain, you need to be seen and reevaluat ... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
32 years experience Neurology
Yes you may UNLESS..: Your doctor told you not to for some reason that you're not mentioning to me at this moment. Otherwise, there is nothing adverse that will happen whe ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Karl Haake
22 years experience Anesthesiology
At the same time: You can take Ibuprofen up to 800 mg three times a day. It is safe to take the medicines at the same time. They are completely different medications.
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A female asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
Wait 4-6 hours: Occasionally mixing these drugs may not be harmful, but combining them in high doses or on a regular basis is not recommended due to its higher probab ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience Endocrinology
Motrin/ibuprofen: I suggest you take 2 Motrin's in the morning and one Ibuprofen at bedtime.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
No: Most doctors use numbing medication which they inject through a tiny needle before the epidural. You won't feel much discomfort in good hands.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aaron Pardini
Specializes in Endocrinology
Iodine: The low iodine diet is only needed prior to a parathyroid scan that is done before surgery. After this is done you can go back to eating your regular ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. TORY MCJUNKIN
18 years experience Pain Management
Percocet and surgery: This shouldn't be a problem. Let your surgeon and anesthesiologist know. Just take your meds with a small sip of water. Many facilities actually give ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Brown
31 years experience Breast Surgery
Depends on why: Usually the beginning of the reconstructive process can take place at the time of mastectomy. If radiation will be needed, many plastic surgeons will ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Not : Not necessarily. There are two main reasons doctors ask that you limit your medications prior to surgery. First, if you are undergoing general anesthe ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Pain: As little as possible.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Front
26 years experience Clinical Psychology
Don't.: You may want to get an assessment by a therapist specializing in addictions or an addiction medicine md. Why are you taking xanax (alprazolam) at 7 a ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
43 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The drug will be long gone in a week.

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