A member asked:

Is vicoprofen (i'm taking the generic form which is called hydrocodone/ibuprof 7.5-200mg) a decongestant or does it make nasal congestion worse?

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Dr. William Newton answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Not a decongestant: This is an opioid pain medication used for moderate to severe pain. There are some cough medications that have hydrocodone as a cough suppressant. Check with your doc who gave you the rx. You should not be using this medication without a rx.

Answered 3/26/2013

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Dr. Charlene Sojico answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

It is a pain : Medicine not a decongestant. It shouldn't cause stuffy nose .Always ask prescribing physician why it is prescribed and what it is for and possible side effects most commonly seen.

Answered 1/13/2013

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Dr. Alan Ali answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen): Not a decongestant but pain medication. I am sure u r taking it on as needed basis, but please consult your doctor for possible alternative meds.

Answered 9/28/2016

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