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A 21-year-old female asked:

I took a daytime cold/flu medicine with 650mg acetaminophen 5-6 hours ago. i have a terrible tooth pain that wont go away. is it safe to take a vicodin now?

5 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shariq Refai
Psychiatry 15 years experience
Toth pain: It is considered relatively safe to do so considering the time between the two but it is best to discuss this with your prescribing physician.
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Dr. Patricia Mcgarry
Invisalign, Sleep Apnea Appliances, Lumineers 38 years experience
If you need Vicodin to make you comfortable see your Dentist as soon as possible
Aug 7, 2013
Dr. Sandra Eleczko
A Verified Doctoranswered
Dentistry 38 years experience
Call dentist: Were you prescribed the vicodin for your tooth pain or is this from another problem? Try taking ibuprophen for your tooth pain and call your dentist about your dental problem. You need to get this treated asap.
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Dr. Holly Maes
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Safe, but...: You need to stop self medicating and get to the 'root' of your problem (pun intended - you may need a root canal). No more than 3000mg of Acetaminophen in 24 hours. But instead of just throwing meds on the problem, see the dentist asap before you have a terrible facial cellulitis or other complications.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
Tooth torture: Agree w earlier responses. This is an urgent medical problem. Please contact your dentist now. Most dentists can either come in for a dental emergency or have colleagues who are on call. Listen to your pain - don't just dull the pain. Get it treated.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial 47 years experience
Yes, but: Yes, but the tooth problem won't be solved with narcotics See dentist today.
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Last updated Dec 1, 2019

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