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Saturday, July 26, 2008 kjm, Community Member, asks

Q: can I take Vicodin with Ibuprofen

Is it okay to mix Vicodin and Ibuprofen?

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Cort, Health Guide
7/28/08 7:55pm

Good question! You should limit two things when taking Vicodin: you should avoid drinking alcohol and you should be careful about any other over the counter cold, cough, allergy or pain medications that have acetaminophen in them without checking with your pharmacist or doctor.


This is because Vicodin contains a lot of acetaminophen. If you add more acetaminophen to your system by taking cold, cough, or pain medications, you run the rusk of suffering liver damage.


 Ibuprofen does not contain acetaminophen so you should be fine, but you might check with your doctor to see if he or she wants you to avoid Ibuprofen (for blood clotting or inflammation purposes.)


Because Vicodin can be constipating you should consider drinking more fluids and eating more fiber or a bulk enhancer such as psyllium seed to keep you regular.
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onehurtingal, Community Member
12/31/08 3:36am

Hi kjm,


I was having dental work and needed Ibuprofen, I talked to my Pain Dr and he said it was OK to take both Norco & Ibuprofen. Norco is the same as Vicodin~just has more hydrocodone and less acetaminaphin.

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By kjm, Community Member— Last Modified: 08/09/14, First Published: 07/26/08