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A 20-year-old male asked:

Can i take vicodin the day before surgery? i'm having wisdom teeth pulled and they're putting me to sleep. interaction with vicodin and an anesthetic?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 41 years experience
Good Question: Is there really any reason to to take the vicodin the day before surgery? Are you in that much pain that tylenol (acetaminophen) is not working? If so, you need to let your oral surgeon know. In any event, only the person administering the anesthesia can authorize the use of sedatives that could adversely affect your care. Give them a call.
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
You may and probably: should take the Vicodin. The anesthesiologist will titrate your medication and will probably include a narcotic
Dr. Gary-Anthony Lawson-Boucher
Anesthesiology 23 years experience
Med interaction: yes, you may take your Vicodin preoperatively if you have pain.

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