Can I Take Ibuprofen With Hydrocodone?

Question

Asked by maria

Can I Take Ibuprofen With Hydrocodone?

Can I take ibuprofen and hydrocodone at the same time? How about on the same day if the effect of hydrocodone does not last for more than four hours? If so, can I take 800 mg of ibuprofen?

Answer

According to this article from the Mayo Clinic, these two drugs are sometimes prescribed together for a short period of time to relieve pain. The recommendation is that it not be done for more than 10 days, however, though as a layperson, I'm not sure what the reason for the short duration could be. You should always talk to your pharmacist or doctor about drug interactions, since he or she will know more about your medical history and the other meds you're taking.

Here are some links to articles on pain management on our site:

Let's Talk Pain Meds

What You Didn't Know About Pain Meds

Give Your Medicine Chest a Check-Up