A 27-year-old female asked:
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hello doctor. i am wondering if it is safe and effective to take a painkiller like vicodin to help with the pain of a urinary tract infection. thank you! ?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
Vicodin: All medications have risk. It would be a low risk provided you use it as directed by your doctor. One may argue that you should be able to get away with a milder analgesic like tramadol or Tylenol (acetaminophen) & Codeine.
Answered on May 15, 2015
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