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can i take advil (ibuprofen) while taking vicodin after root canal therapy?

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Dr. Scott Sauer
27 years experience Pain Management
Yes: The two medications you listed are often used together to treat pain as they each have a different mechanism of reducing pain.
Answered on Jul 5, 2012
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Dr. Tapan Joshi
27 years experience Pain Management
Mostly yes....: Yes, but raher increase the dose of vicodin. It is much stronger than advil (ibuprofen).
Answered on Sep 25, 2018
Dr. Einar Ottestad
19 years experience Pain Management
Sure: Multimodal therapy is very effective for acute pain. Advil 800 mg every 8 hours for a few days can be taken independent of vicodin dosing. As the pain improves consider replacing the vicodin with plain tylenol (acetaminophen) 625 mg every 6 hours. Try to avoid taking tylenol (acetaminophen) and vicodin at the same time as vicodin also contains tylenol (acetaminophen). Max daily tylenol (acetaminophen) should not exceed 4 grams.
Answered on Dec 8, 2016
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