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Root canal 7/27. Tooth 30. antibiotics, Vicodin, steroids. Jaw pain excruciating. Can't open mouth much. Ear hurts. Endo says needs time. All okay.

Root canal 7/27. Tooth 30. antibiotics, Vicodin, steroids. Jaw pain excruciating. Can't open mouth much. Ear hurts. Endo says needs time. All okay.

Be patient: Your endodontist is probably right in suggesting patience as it is nearing time, more than a week, to start seeing improvement in pain and swelling with the medications you are on. I would say wait until Monday for a reassessment by your endodontist for any complication. ...Read more

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Severe pain after root canal sensative to hot cold n pressure still. On antibiotics for a week n vicodin for pain but still very painful what do I do?

Severe pain after root canal sensative to hot cold n pressure still. On antibiotics for a week n vicodin for pain but still very painful what do I do?

Root canal: You should be heeling and starting to feel better by now. See the dentist that did the root canal for an evaluation to find out if there is a problem with this tooth or another tooth. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take senna tea or a laxative while on antibiotics and vicodin?

Is it okay to take senna tea or a laxative while on antibiotics and vicodin?

Yes: Opiate-induced constipation is often better managed initially with a stool softener like colace (docusate sodium) or surfak, holding laxatives like senna for a second if twice daily stool softeners aren't effective. Antibiotics may produce diarrhea, so you need to be careful that you not use too much laxative, since the results may be (literally) explosive. ...Read more

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Took 1/2 a vicodin for bad tooth pain, feeling anxious about it. Taking it with antibiotic, but afraid of narcotics. Anything to worry about?

Took 1/2 a vicodin for bad tooth pain, feeling anxious about it. Taking it with antibiotic, but afraid of narcotics. Anything to worry about?

No Contraindications: Those 2 medications are not known to be contraindicated with each others use; however, I agree with the other doctor above that this behavior may not be good, unless you have already seen a dentist and were prescribed these medications for an imminent procedure that will fix your obvious tooth problem. Make sure you are taking care of yourself, get your tooth fixed asap-you don't want to lose it. ...Read more

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I got a root canal done, and my face was swollen 2 days after, taking antibiotics and vicodin, its now been 5 days and still have swelling. Help?

Contact your dentist: It was not clear if your root canal treatment was started or completed and how much of the original swelling is still present. It is possible you may need some additional treatment and/or a different antibiotic. You should contact your dentist for re-evaluation. ...Read more

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The backside of my left ear and my head surrounding it is numb. I've been battling a toothache for 5 days now. Taking antibiotic and vicadin.

The backside of my left ear and my head surrounding it is numb. I've been battling a toothache for 5 days now. Taking antibiotic and vicadin.

Toothache battle: Are you under the care of a dentist? If not, you're fighting a losing battle. Antibiotics will not resolve your tooth issues, and numbness as you described can indicate a rapidly spreading infection. You need to be seen immediately by a dentist, preferably an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Toothache, went to ER was perscribed norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5/325 and antibiotic, pain is still real bad, can't see dentist till thursday what can I do?

Toothache, went to ER was perscribed norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 5/325 and antibiotic, pain is still real bad, can't see dentist till thursday what can I do?

NSAID: This class of pain meds will work in conjunction with the Norco to provide better pain relief if doses are alternated with your existing prescription. Meds in this category include ibuprofen, Naproxen and many others. Brand names such as advil or aleve (naproxen) are 2 examples of the 2 that I mentioned. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection and on an antibiotic and norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pain. I threw up undigested food hours after I ate or took meds. Is this normal?

It is not normal: Nausea, vomiting, constipation and dizziness are only a few side effects of norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen).
Nsaid (ex. Ibuprofen) otc, relieve pain and inflammation. They are widely used for sinus infection.
Rec.: ask your doctor about using these meds. ...Read more

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Need expert help here. What are symptoms withdrawls of vicodins?

Withdrawal: Early symptoms : first 24 hours :
muscle aches
restlessness
anxiety
lacrimation (eyes tearing up)
runny nose
excessive sweating
inability to sleep
yawning very often
later symptoms :
diarrhea
abdominal cramping
goose bumps on the skin
nausea and vomiting
dilated pupils. ...Read more

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Why is vicodin so bad?

It depends: Your question is somewhat vague. All medications when appropriately prescribed for its indication and taken as directed by a physician should not be a problem. Vicodin is hydrocodone and Acetaminophen and is indicated for moderate to severe pain. The issue is the misuse/abuse of the medication. It has the potential for physical dependence, cause respiratory depression when taken in excess & death. ...Read more

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What is the lowest dose of vicodin?

What is the lowest dose of vicodin?

2.5/325: The lowest manufactured dose in the us is 2.5 milligrams of hydrocodone + 325 mg of milligrams (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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I am trying to get a script for my Vicodin.?

In person evaluation: If you need a prescription for an opioid like Vicodin, you need to seek an inperson evaluation for appropriateness. An online physician source isn't a feasible, or appropriate, mechanism for something like this. I do wish you the best of luck though and hope your issue can be addressed sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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What should I do regarding my husbands vicodin?

Don't know what you: Mean. Please re-ask and be more specific about what you would like to know. For an in-depth discussion consider discussing with your medical provider or asking a provider on Healthtap Prime or Concierge. ...Read more

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Vicodin itchy side effect?

Itching can occur.: Vicodin is a combination of hydrocodone (an opioid analgesic) and Acetaminophen (tylenol), all opioids can cause itching. It is a side effect and not necessarily associated with an allergic reaction. Since everyone reacts slightly differently to drugs, another opioid analgesic might produce less itching. ...Read more

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Can you take vicodin and subutex?

I would not: I wound not take Vicodin and Subutex together. Subutex is designed to help get off of an addiction ot opiates and Vicodin is an opiate. ...Read more

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How much hydrocodone is in Vicodin?

How much hydrocodone is in Vicodin?

Hydrocodone in Vic: Three strengths: 5mg, 7.5mg, and 10mg
These are bundled with 325mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) ...Read more

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Is hydrocodone the same as vicodin?

Is hydrocodone the same as vicodin?

See below: Hydrocodone/acetaminophen is prescribed for the relief of moderate to moderately severe pain. Those are the ingredients in vocodin ...Read more

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Why might vicodin make me irritable?

It can: Narcotic medication, like vicodin, can have different effects on people ranging from sedation to irritability or even stimulation. The pain you are experiencing for which you are presumably taking the medication could be having this effect as well. ...Read more

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Can I take simply sleep with vicodin?

No: You should never combine medications that have similar effects. Vicodin can cause respiratory depression. Combine that with a sleeping aid and you have a disaster waiting to happen. Consult with your prescribing physician asap. ...Read more

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What's stronger Vicodin or tramadol?

Depends: What pain are you being treated for?
Avoid narcotics. ...Read more

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Can I mix zanax and 1000mg of vicodin?

Can I mix zanax and 1000mg of vicodin?

Xanax (alprazolam): I would not recommend it, due to excess sedation. ...Read more

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Difference between vicodin and tramadol?

Difference between vicodin and tramadol?

Alot: Vicodin is a combination of hydrocodone and Acetaminophen (tylenol). It is a schedule 3 controlled substance. Tramadol works for pain in several ways including binding to the same receptors as hydrocodone (the mu receptor).

I would use tramadol for mild to moderate pain and vicodin for moderate to severe pain. ...Read more

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How are hydrocodone and vicodin different?

How are hydrocodone and vicodin different?

Actually. ..: Hydrocodone is the generic name for the narcotic analgesic that is in vicodin. They both come in several different strengths. So whichever tablet has the higher dose will feel like it has a stronger effect. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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