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If ibuprofen is no longer working to reduce the pain from a toothache, would dihydrocodeine be a good alternative?

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In brief: Depends

Without a complete medical history and a diagnosis of what is causing the dental pain, you are self prescribing.
Not a wise thing to do without knowledge of drug interactions and a diagnosis as to the cause of the pain.

In brief: Depends

Without a complete medical history and a diagnosis of what is causing the dental pain, you are self prescribing.
Not a wise thing to do without knowledge of drug interactions and a diagnosis as to the cause of the pain.
Dr. Charles Lockhart
Dr. Charles Lockhart
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not for long-term

What do you propose to take when the Codeine does not work? This is a losing battle you are fighting.
The pain is caused by a problem. The best way to make the pain disappear is to address the problem by seeing a dentist. I realize that it is sometimes difficult to visit a dentist, but if you don't address your dental problem, it will likely not resolve itself and will likely become worse.

In brief: Not for long-term

What do you propose to take when the Codeine does not work? This is a losing battle you are fighting.
The pain is caused by a problem. The best way to make the pain disappear is to address the problem by seeing a dentist. I realize that it is sometimes difficult to visit a dentist, but if you don't address your dental problem, it will likely not resolve itself and will likely become worse.
Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Perhaps, but

Perhaps, but does not solve problem. See DDS for cause - treatment.

In brief: Perhaps, but

Perhaps, but does not solve problem. See DDS for cause - treatment.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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