A 23-year-old female asked:
Is it safe to take vicodin for a concussion? i have vicodin from a recent surgery and my headache is awful.
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatric Neurology 19 years experience
Vicodin: Narcotic medications are certainly not the mainstay of concussion treatment. See your physician for concussion work up and treatment. Pain medications can mask serious problems not only cognitively but intracranially.
5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Nov 26, 2015
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.