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Can I take ibuprofin while I wean off vicodin. ?

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Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Ibuprofen can help with the muscle and bone aches.
Dont take more than recommended amount, consult you doctor is on other meds such as high blood pressure meds or have stomach or kidney problems, or having difficulty stopping vicodin, other meds may be helpful with other symptoms of withdrawal.

In brief: Yes

Ibuprofen can help with the muscle and bone aches.
Dont take more than recommended amount, consult you doctor is on other meds such as high blood pressure meds or have stomach or kidney problems, or having difficulty stopping vicodin, other meds may be helpful with other symptoms of withdrawal.
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Dr. Jeff Blixt
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Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Get doc's advise

I am just concerned when patients wean off of narcotics without their doctors advise.
You can have withdrawal symptoms if too fast, too soon. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen will not prevent these reactions. Nsaids though are mild pain killers so they can somewhat replace the analgesic effects of the vicodin. Go slow and talk with your doctor if you don't feel well.

In brief: Get doc's advise

I am just concerned when patients wean off of narcotics without their doctors advise.
You can have withdrawal symptoms if too fast, too soon. Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen will not prevent these reactions. Nsaids though are mild pain killers so they can somewhat replace the analgesic effects of the vicodin. Go slow and talk with your doctor if you don't feel well.
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
Dr. Kenneth Choquette
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