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Had dental surgery. Took hydrocodeine. Concerned?

My doctor prescribed me 10 mg. hydrocodeine after having dental surgery. After taking one of them, it didn't help my pain at all and I looked at the number on the pill and it had M357 on it. Is this a 10 mg or not. My pharmacy is a training pharmacy for Texas Tech and I'm wondering if one of the students might have given me the wrong medication, by accident.
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Nan Carrasco
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response

Thanks for asking the query,

Hydrocodeine is a narcotic analgesic used to treat severe pain and has antitussive action to treat cough.
If it is not working you can visit the Dentist and get the prescription changed.
For relieving pain after surgery it will be better if you take anslgesics such as acecelofenac serratiopeptidase combination which will be more effective.
Follow the post surgical instructions properly.
Use lukewarm saline and antiseptic mouthwash gargles twice daily.

Hope this helps out.

Answered: Tue, 30 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Hydrocodeine is used orally as narcotic analgesic and antitussive, often in combination with paracetamol or ibuprofen.

it is used to treat moderate to severe pain and as an antitussive to treat cough.

discontinuation of hydrocodeine may result in withdrawal symptoms so i would suggest you to discontinue the use of this medication.

For relievning pain post dental surgery analgesics like paracetamol or aceclofenac can be used . so please visit a dentist get the examination done and get the medication prescribed.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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