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I have a toothache...

I have a toothache which is becoming unbearable and can't get in to the dentist til Monday morning. Ibuprofin is not helping much. Found a 2010 prescription of hydrocodone prescribed for me for an abscessed tooth and didn't throw out. Is it safe or legal to take these tablets until Monday?

Doctor's Assistant: Is the pain consistent, or does it fluctuate?

Consistent...is above tooth with swollen gum...and throbs.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No. Always healthy except for skin allergies. I am 76 years old.

Submitted: 5 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 5 months ago

No issues with taking hydrocodone but its better to take naproxen 500 mg fot the toothache. Its much more effective then ibuprufen.

I hope you feel better soon.

Let me know if you have any more queries.

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