A 18-year-old female 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?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Linda Taoanswered
Cardiology 37 years experience
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!
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Dr. Stephen Pyleanswered
Dentistry 41 years experience
Yes: You'll get better pain relief from taking these together; do not take additional Tylenol (acetaminophen) with the Percocet.
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Dr. Paul Grinanswered
Pain Management 38 years experience
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.
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Last updated Jul 9, 2017
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