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Vicoprofen (hydrocodone and ibuprofen) helps my pain but makes me itch any similar meds?

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Dr. Thomas Oliverson
Anesthesiology
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In brief: Narcotics/itching

There are two ways to deal with this.
One is to change to a different pain medication, and the other is to treat the side effects. If you will only be on vicoprofen for a short while (i.E postoperatively), you might try a small dose of an antihistamine like benadryl (diphenhydramine). This will make you sleepy, so watch out for that, but it should help. Otherwise, try an oxycodone pain medicine.

In brief: Narcotics/itching

There are two ways to deal with this.
One is to change to a different pain medication, and the other is to treat the side effects. If you will only be on vicoprofen for a short while (i.E postoperatively), you might try a small dose of an antihistamine like benadryl (diphenhydramine). This will make you sleepy, so watch out for that, but it should help. Otherwise, try an oxycodone pain medicine.
Dr. Thomas Oliverson
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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many

There are many other pain medications beside the hydrocodone in vicoprofen.
Percocet, nucynta, (tapentadol) and Dilaudid would all be good options.

In brief: Many

There are many other pain medications beside the hydrocodone in vicoprofen.
Percocet, nucynta, (tapentadol) and Dilaudid would all be good options.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Dr. David Rosenfeld
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