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I have a severe allergy to ibuprofen as well as aspirin. Is vicodin safe to take for a serious migraine?

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Dr. Rex Mahnensmith
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Vicodin

Yes, can be taken safely, but is definitely addictive

In brief: Vicodin

Yes, can be taken safely, but is definitely addictive
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Dr. John Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes but

You should ask your doctor to prescribe a triptan type of drug for your migraine.
If your headaches are frequent, prophylactic drugs may be considered. If you have migraines over 15x a month, Botox may just be the right treatment for you.

In brief: Yes but

You should ask your doctor to prescribe a triptan type of drug for your migraine.
If your headaches are frequent, prophylactic drugs may be considered. If you have migraines over 15x a month, Botox may just be the right treatment for you.
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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very like so

As ibuprofen and aspirin fit under the NSAIDs(nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), so it isn't uncommon if you are allergic to aspirin to be allergic to motrin, ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) naprosen.
Vicodin contains hydrocodone and acetaminphen, neither which usually cross react with the previously mentioned drugs. But opioid containing drugs are not ideal for migraine management. Talk with your doc

In brief: Very like so

As ibuprofen and aspirin fit under the NSAIDs(nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), so it isn't uncommon if you are allergic to aspirin to be allergic to motrin, ibuprofen, aleve, (naproxen) naprosen.
Vicodin contains hydrocodone and acetaminphen, neither which usually cross react with the previously mentioned drugs. But opioid containing drugs are not ideal for migraine management. Talk with your doc
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