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Alpena, MI
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.

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Dr. Eric Hastriter
Pediatrics - Neurology 20 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.
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