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Is vicodin an appropriate medication for medium-severe sciatic pain?
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Dr. John Stork
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Short-term...
Vicodin is a combination of a narcotic and acetaminophen, and can be helpful for significant acute pain.
One disadvantage is the combination- there is a limit to the dose that can be given, as higher levels of Acetaminophen are toxic. In general, narcotics like vicodin are not a good idea for chronic, non-cancer pain due to problems with physical dependence and addiction.

In brief: Short-term...
Vicodin is a combination of a narcotic and acetaminophen, and can be helpful for significant acute pain.
One disadvantage is the combination- there is a limit to the dose that can be given, as higher levels of Acetaminophen are toxic. In general, narcotics like vicodin are not a good idea for chronic, non-cancer pain due to problems with physical dependence and addiction.
Dr. John Stork
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
In brief: Depends on the
Patient and history of allergies and other habits and history of alcohol or drug abuse.
If no allergy and no history of substance abuse, it is an option for short term use for pain control in addition to other treatments.

In brief: Depends on the
Patient and history of allergies and other habits and history of alcohol or drug abuse.
If no allergy and no history of substance abuse, it is an option for short term use for pain control in addition to other treatments.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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