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Does vicodin help with kidney stone pain?

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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
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In brief: Not for long

The best way to deal with kidney stone pain is by treating the kidney stone.
Lithotripsy is one such treatment. Acute pain from a kidney stone can effectively be treated with opiates such as vicodin although frequently more powerful intramuscular injections of opiates such as Meperidine (demerol) are needed to control the acute pain.

In brief: Not for long

The best way to deal with kidney stone pain is by treating the kidney stone.
Lithotripsy is one such treatment. Acute pain from a kidney stone can effectively be treated with opiates such as vicodin although frequently more powerful intramuscular injections of opiates such as Meperidine (demerol) are needed to control the acute pain.
Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
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3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes, vicodin will help alleviate the pain from a kidney stone.
Other treatment options may include motrin, advil, and ibuprofen. Increasing your water intake will help pass the kidney stone while using the above medications if needed for pain control.

In brief: Yes

Yes, vicodin will help alleviate the pain from a kidney stone.
Other treatment options may include motrin, advil, and ibuprofen. Increasing your water intake will help pass the kidney stone while using the above medications if needed for pain control.
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
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