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Can you take OTC ibuprofen with hydrocodone?

Can you take OTC ibuprofen with hydrocodone?

Hydrocodone & Ibupro: You can take these two medications together as prescribed, as they are members of two different drug classes. Hydrocodone is a narcotic and Ibuprofen is a NSAID - a non-steroidal anti-infammatory drug. They both have potential side-effects and potential hazards. You should make yourself familiar with them. For instance, nsaids can irritate the gastric lining and cause pain and bleeding. ...Read more

Hydrocodone (Definition)

Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone is a semi-synthetic opioid derived from two naturally occurring opiates: Codeine or thebaine. It is an orally active narcotic analgesic and antitussive. It is available in tablet, capsule, and syrup form. It is used to treat moderate to severe pain or as an antitussive to treat cough. Hydrocodone affects pain by ...Read more


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Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) with hydrocodone?

Can you take Advil (ibuprofen) with hydrocodone?

Yes: Unless you are not supposed to be taking nsaids, they are a good combination for pain relief. ...Read more

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Could I take ibuprofen and hydrocodone together?

Could I take ibuprofen and hydrocodone together?

Yes, it is safe: As long as it is only hydrocodone and prescribed, the two are safe to take together, as directed. ...Read more

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Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) PM along with hydrocodone? I

Can I take Advil (ibuprofen) PM along with hydrocodone? I

I would avoid: I would avoid this combination since it could cause major Central Nervous System depression that could reduce your heart rate and breathing. Try one or the other to help you sleep at night and for pain. ...Read more

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Could I take hydrocodone and ibuprofen cocurrently?

Could I take hydrocodone and ibuprofen cocurrently?

Yes, it is safe: They act on different mechanism and are safe to use, as directed, in conjunction. ...Read more

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How far apart can I take hydrocodone and ibuprofen?

How far apart can I take hydrocodone and ibuprofen?

4-6 hour intervals: Alternate medications at 4-6 hour intervals, never take them together. ...Read more

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Is there on over-the-counter pill I can take that's similar to hydrocodone-ibuprofen?

Is there on over-the-counter pill I can take that's similar to hydrocodone-ibuprofen?

Yes and no: This combination includes a narcotic. You cannot get a narcotic over-the-counter. Better still you maythere red the narcotic. A lot of nsaids are just as efficient as this narcotic combination. It is better to avoid the narcotic. Cardiologist told us use narcotics and not nsaids in older people to prevent NSAID cardiovascular side effects and then the elderly had more narcotic complications -falls. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take expired hydrocodone-ibuprofen?

Is it okay to take expired hydrocodone-ibuprofen?

Not recommended: This would not be recommended as there would be a decrease in effectiveness. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ibuprofen and hydrocodone together, what to do?

Is it safe to take ibuprofen and hydrocodone together, what to do?

Yes, it is safe: They act on different mechanism and are safe to use, as directed, in conjunction. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take hydrocodone 10/325 2 tabs and 800mg ibuprofen together?

Is it safe to take hydrocodone 10/325 2 tabs and 800mg ibuprofen together?

Probably: That is a lot of strong pain medicine. it really should be used for a short time, best for a week to less than 12 weeks. For acute pain. ...Read more

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What exactly does hydrocodone feel like, is it best to take it with another pain killer like advil (ibuprofen)?

Hydrocodone: Each person feels different from taking hydrocodone. Some feel sedated, some euphoric or energetic and se feel nothing. There is no need to take it with additional pain killers. Most hydrocodone comes with either tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does hydrocodone feel like, is it best to take it with another pain killer like advil (ibuprofen)?

Please tell me what does hydrocodone feel like, is it best to take it with another pain killer like advil (ibuprofen)?

How you react: Is personal to you. You may feel nothing, another something very different. Only your doctor should tell you whether you can take another medicine with it. They should know other details about you to guide that decision, eg, your kidney function, other medicine you are on... ...Read more

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I take, as directed, hydrocodone 10-325 with Tramadol 10 mg. I am out of Tramadol. Can I use Advil (ibuprofen) or alleve instead. If so how many? Thanks

I take, as directed, hydrocodone 10-325 with Tramadol 10 mg. I am out of Tramadol. Can I use Advil (ibuprofen) or alleve instead. If so how many? Thanks

Would not advise thawould not advise that combination: that combination is not something I would advise. The Advil and aleve (naproxen). at your age will put you at risk for intestinal bleeding, hypertension and decreased kidney function. I would discuss with your physician if you could get off both narcotics, and find another way to treat. You haven't told us what diagnosis you're using these medications for ...Read more

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Can I take my prescribed Hydrocodone 7.5-325 with Advil (ibuprofen) PM? The hyrdro is helping the pain in my tooth, however I can't get a full nights sleep.

Can I take my prescribed Hydrocodone 7.5-325 with Advil (ibuprofen) PM? The hyrdro is helping the pain in my tooth, however I can't get a full nights sleep.

Pain killers: Pain killers will NOT cure an infected tooth. The fact that you'real looking to increase pain Meds means infection is spreading and worsening. See a Dentist ASAP for appropriate treatment. Toothache is not like headache...it won't go away. ...Read more

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If im allergic to ibuprofen, asprin, and alieve. Can I take hydrocodone?

If im allergic to ibuprofen, asprin, and alieve. Can I take hydrocodone?

Allergies: The stated medications are completely different than hydrocodone; However, hydrocodone and ibuprofen can be combined into one medication (vicoprofen); if hydrocodone is taken by itself, it should not be a problem, unless there is also an allergy to it ...Read more

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Can you take both hydrocodone and ibuprofen?

Can you take both hydrocodone and ibuprofen?

Yes.: Ibuprofen is metabolized in the kidneys while hydrocodone is cleared by the liver. They are used together at times. ...Read more

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Can hydrocodone and ibuprofen be to take together?

Can hydrocodone and ibuprofen be to take together?

Yes! Just not 2 much: Hydrocodone is an opioid or narcotic pain killer that is effective but highly addictive. Ibuprofen is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) that can relieve pain, fever & inflammation. The two can be used together (and sometimes are actually combined into the same drug). Beware that hydrocodone, like all other narcotics, can constipate while nsaids can irritate stomach & kidneys. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take hydrocodone and ibuprofen together?

No: Hydrocodone is a narcotic analgesic which blunts pain perception. Ibuprofen is an antiinflammatory which may actually help decrease the cause of pain as well as having some analgesic (pain relieving) properties. ...Read more

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Is hydrocodone and ibuprofen safe to take together at the same time?

Is hydrocodone and ibuprofen safe to take together at the same time?

Yes.: Ibuprofen is metabolized in the kidneys while hydrocodone is cleared by the liver. They are used together at times. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 2 5mg hydrocodones with an Advil (ibuprofen) liquid gel together?

Likely: Was hydrocodone prescribed to you? Were you told you could take 2 at a time by the doctor that prescribed them to you?

If yes to both, then taking with advil (ibuprofen) is fine. ...Read more

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Switched from hydrocodone 325/10mg to tylenol3 w/cod 30mg. Is it safe to take 2 at a time? One doesn't provide relief even when taken with ibuprofen.

Switched from hydrocodone 325/10mg to tylenol3 w/cod 30mg. Is it safe to take 2 at a time? One doesn't provide relief even when taken with ibuprofen.

Depends: It depends upon your other medications and medical conditions. Ask your prescriber for their advice on this question. ...Read more

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My husband had had a migraine for 2 days this morning he has taken two Excedrin migraine reliever and ibuprofen. Is he able to take hydrocodone today?

My husband had had a migraine for 2 days this morning he has taken two Excedrin migraine reliever and ibuprofen. Is he able to take hydrocodone today?

Would avoid: Analgesics, especially opioids can lead to a more chronic headache pattern, and it is best that specific migraine indicated medications be employed exclusively. Discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take ibuprofen 600mg and acetaminophen hydrocodone 325mg at the same time?

Can I take ibuprofen 600mg and acetaminophen hydrocodone 325mg at the same time?

Ibuprofen + Tylenol (acetaminophen): Take Ibuprofen 600 milligrams every 8 hours and alternate with Tylenol (acetaminophen) 500 mg. You may alternate the two medications for moderate to severe pain by taking ibuprofen, then taking Tylenol (acetaminophen) three hours later. Keep that rotation going as needed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I could take extra ibuprofen with vicoprofen, (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) this tooth really hurts.?

Can you tell me if I could take extra ibuprofen with vicoprofen, (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) this tooth really hurts.?

Toothache: If these meds are not helping, you apparantly have an advanced infection. Antibiotics will probably help short-term, but you need to see a dentist asap to have the tooth treated.
Taking pain meds without having the tooth treated will only allow the infection to worsten, making it harder to alleviate the pain. ...Read more

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Vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) has been expired since 04 I just had dental surgery could I take it?

Vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) has been expired since 04 I just had dental surgery could I take it?

Yes, but why?: If the medication is expired, it will not be as effective and isn't a good idea. If you are having pain from surgery, I would suggest you contact your doctor so you may obtain a current prescription. Keep smiling. ...Read more

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Had gallbladder removal surgery yesterday & was given hydrocodone for pain which is making me dizzy & not fully helping can I take Advil (ibuprofen) as well?

Had gallbladder removal surgery yesterday & was given hydrocodone for pain which is making me dizzy & not fully helping can I take Advil (ibuprofen) as well?

It should be okay: It's best to check with your surgeon, but Advil (ibuprofen) should be fine and can help with pain without making you dizzy. It also will not cause constipation like hydrocodone. You can start with 2 pills every 6-8 hours and see if it helps.
If you need to, you can take 3 pills every 8 hours. Make sure to take Advil (ibuprofen) with food. ...Read more

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My legs are exceptionally jumpy after micro d; can I take hydrocodone 5/325 even after 600 mg ibuprofen, 300 mg gabapentin and soma (carisoprodol)?

My legs are exceptionally jumpy after micro d; can I take hydrocodone 5/325 even after 600 mg ibuprofen, 300 mg gabapentin and soma (carisoprodol)?

Care with narcotics: If your surgeon prescribed each of these medications for this situation then you are likely to be alright. The reality is, however, that "jumpy" legs are not necessarily going to be helped by a narcotic. That sounds more like a mild radiculopathic or neuropathic process. Gabapentin likely more effective--consider 1 extra gabapentin. Minimize Soma (carisoprodol) as sometimes problems--especially chronic use. ...Read more

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My son is taking vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) and antibiotics after wisdom teeth removal, he's had a fever I'd like to know if he can take an extra tablet of just ibup.

My son is taking vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) and antibiotics after wisdom teeth removal, he's had a fever I'd like to know if he can take an extra tablet of just ibup.

Call the office: An elevated body temperature might occur during the first day or two. Be sure to have him drink plenty of fluids and get out of bed to walk around two or three times a day. If fever persists you need to call the surgeon's office. If there is to increase the dose of any meds also consult with the prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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A friend was prescribed hydrocodone/ibuprofen 7.5/200 for pain from an abscess tooth. One doesn't seem to help. Can she take two the next time?

A friend was prescribed hydrocodone/ibuprofen 7.5/200 for pain from an abscess tooth. One doesn't seem to help. Can she take two the next time?

No: It may be too much hydrocodone at one time. Is she also taking an antibiotic? The infection needs to be brought under control and that may take a day or two. Have her speak to her dentist who will be treating her for the abscess. ...Read more

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Is it unsafe to take ibuprofen, aleve and hydrocodone together for severe tooth pain? What are the side effects?

Is it unsafe to take ibuprofen, aleve and hydrocodone together for severe tooth pain? What are the side effects?

Overdose NSAIDS: You can cause kidney damage by too much ibuprofen and aleve. Don't take toether. Hydrocodone and tylenol or NSAIDs are safe.
Only reasonable course is to see DDS ASAP. ...Read more

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Is it problematic to take hydrocodone, ibuprofen, and naproxen sodium or aspirin at the same time?

Yes: dangerous: Why do you need to take all of this? . Consult with your physician immediately. ...Read more

Ibuprofen (Definition)

Ibuprofen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (nsaid). It works by reducing hormones that cause inflammation and pain in the body. Ibuprofen is used to reduce fever and treat pain or inflammation caused by many conditions such as headache, toothache, back pain, arthritis, menstrual ...Read more


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