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Can i take vicodin before surgery?

Possibly: It may be acceptable to take vicodin before surgery, but this should only be done in consultation with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Vicodin for pain after surgery. I took one 5/300 at 7pm and usually take my xanax (alprazolam) 1mg at 11:30pm. Is it safe to take both same day?

I was prescribed Vicodin for pain after surgery. I took one 5/300 at 7pm and usually take my xanax (alprazolam) 1mg at 11:30pm. Is it safe to take both same day?

Probably: You are right to ask. While it is probably safe, you should be cautioned that they interact to increase sedation, and you may need to modify one by lowering the dose. ...Read more

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How much vicodin is considered dangerous? I take 2 1/2 pills of 10/325 about 2-3 times a day for back & knee (recent knee surgery) pain

How much vicodin is considered dangerous? I take 2 1/2 pills of 10/325 about 2-3 times a day for back & knee (recent knee surgery) pain

Vicodin for days: Vicodin, a short acting narcotic is designed for temporary use for acute pain. It is very dangerous for chronic use and if you are taking this chronically it may be best if you get to a pain management specialist. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take vicodin for a concussion? I have vicodin from a recent surgery and my headache is awful.

Is it safe to take vicodin for a concussion? I have vicodin from a recent surgery and my headache is awful.

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. ...Read more

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Is it safe for me to take vicodin before my foot surgery?

Is it safe for me to take vicodin before my foot surgery?

Why BEFORE?: If you mean, right before the procedure... Maybe. If you are having it done in a surgery center or hospital, they will give you a lot better meds than just vicodin! if it is at the doctor's office, just ask the podiatrist if it is ok. It depends on what other medications are going to be given to you. ...Read more

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If i'm allergic to codein (hives), but I have taken percocet in the past with no reaction, is it safe to take vicodin? Vicodin was prescribed for pain after surgery that i will have this thursday.

It prob not allergy: All opiates cause release of histamine, and morphine, Codeine and Demerol have the most, and oxycodone, Methadone and fentanyl do it the least. However, they all can cause some histamine release, and some people get major problems with all of them. Hydrocodone, which is the incredient in vicodin, is intermediate in doing this. You could take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with it - talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Can I take Vicodin the day BEFORE surgery? I'm having wisdom teeth pulled and they're putting me to sleep. Interaction with Vicodin and an anesthetic?

Good Question: Is there really any reason to to take the vicodin the day before surgery? Are you in that much pain that tylenol (acetaminophen) is not working? If so, you need to let your oral surgeon know. In any event, only the person administering the anesthesia can authorize the use of sedatives that could adversely affect your care. Give them a call. ...Read more

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Just had major surgery and now afraid I might get addicted to vicodin. How can I stop that from happening?

Vicodin: This really depends on what type of surgery you had. Typically there is a healing phase and as you heal the requirement for pain medication gets less and less. You should start using less of the vicodin.. Do not use the vicodin if you do not need it. ...Read more

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Tore both rotator cuffs in seperate accidents a month apart. Vicodin not really cutting pain. Wife needs surgery first....Suggestions?

Physical therapy: A physical therapist can show you what exercises and motions to do and not to in order to limit your pain and strengthen the remaining intact muscles. This can often help alleviate the pain in the meantime. Additionally, there are other topical anti-inflammatory medications that can also improve and treat pain, such as patches or creams. Ask your physician for these and referral to physical therap. ...Read more

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