A 36-year-old male asked:
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I was prescribed Tylenol (acetaminophen) 3 for tooth pain, I have never taken it before but have taken hydrocodone 5/325, what is the difference between them?

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Dr. Kevin Nail
10 years experience in Dentistry
Pain meds: Tylenol (acetaminophen) #3 is codeine. Codeine is one of the break down products of hydrocodone. Hydrocodone is a much more potent or stronger medication. Tylenol (acetaminophen)#3 will work well managing most patients post operative pain. Tylenol (acetaminophen)#3 is not a schedule II controlled substance like hydrocodone so your dentist can call in a prescription over the phone too.
Answered on Aug 9, 2015

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