A member asked:

I just got my wisdom teeth out and was prescribed percocet but i took 2 ibuprofen instead, can i still take the percocet if i am still in pain?

5 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Linda Tao answered

Specializes in Cardiology

Should be ok : they are different medications. The ibuprofen can increase bleeding - which is probably why you were given Percocet instead. Percocet contains acetaminophen (Tylenol) and codeine. I would follow the instructions on the Percocet. Good luck!

Answered 12/15/2014


Dr. Stephen Pyle answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Yes: You'll get better pain relief from taking these together; do not take additional Tylenol (acetaminophen) with the Percocet.

Answered 7/9/2017


Dr. Paul Grin answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Of course: It is common to experience pain after wisdom tooth extraction. For mild and moderate pain use NSAIDs and Tylenol (acetaminophen) OTC. For severe pain: Percocet as prescribed and alternate with NSAIDs. If you experience severe pain 3 days after wisdom tooth extraction, visit your surgeon.

Answered 2/19/2015



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