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I have a really bad tooth ache. Can I alternate hydrocodone and ibuprofen?

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Dr. Jordan Fersel
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes,

But i would get to the dentist asap.
Also rinsing with warm salt water helps control the pain and swelling.

In brief: Yes,

But i would get to the dentist asap.
Also rinsing with warm salt water helps control the pain and swelling.
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Yes you can

This is fine. However, see a dentist soon.

In brief: Yes you can

This is fine. However, see a dentist soon.
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics

In brief: 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 alternately. Beware that hydrocodone, like all other narcotics, can constipate while nsaids can irritate stomach & kidneys. Be sure to follow your doctor's instructions.

In brief: 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 alternately. Beware that hydrocodone, like all other narcotics, can constipate while nsaids can irritate stomach & kidneys. Be sure to follow your doctor's instructions.
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