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Have tooth pain. Have acetaminophen with codeine. Can online doctor help?

Hi , I have a tooth that is causing level 8 to 9 pain right now . All dental options are off the table until Monday morning . A friend has a couple acetaminophen with codeine # 3 tables . The bottle had no statistics posted . I don't want to take this unless I know how much acetaminophen ( mg ) and how much codeine is in each tablet . One side of the tablet has a 3 . The other side has 2064 on the top , then a line , then a V . Can you help me ?
Asked On : Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to hcm,
The tooth ache may be associated with dental caries/periodontal infection/traumatic injury/pericoronitis of impacted wisdom teeth.
Through a thorough clinical and x-ray examination,cause of pain has to be ruled out.
Please do consult your dentist prior to taking medicines.
Decayed teeth has to be restored.
Get your teeth cleaned.
Impacted teeth has to be extracted.
Maintain good oral hygiene.
Hope this helps.
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response
hello and welcome to HCM,

Tooth ache indicates bacterial decay or infection in the tooth that involves the exposed tooth nerve tissues .

such infected tooth needs to be treated by a root canal procedure so please consider getting the treatment done by consulting a dentist.

you may need a X RAY examination done for your teeth to confirm the spread of infection and the surrounding structures involved.

i would suggest you to start with antibiotic Augmentin 625mg along with analgesics like aceclofenac two times daily for 3 to 5 days .

apply oral antiseptics like dentogel topically over the affected area.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Qazi Ammara's  Response
Hi,

Thanks for asking the query,

Tooth pain indicates infection of the tooth, an infected tooth can be treated with Root canal treatment and saved permanently.

I would suggest you to visit the DEntist and get the checkup done, take the x-ray of the tooth to give the periapical condition of the tooth.

Take a course of tab augmentin with tab aceclofenac for 3-5 days till you see the dentist.
Antibiotaics and analgesic will give temporary relief, unless the tooth is treated with root canal you will face pain and infection.

Maintain a good oral hygiene, use antiseptic mouthwash gargles.

Hope this helps out.

Regards...
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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Dentist Dr. Anshumala Singh's  Response
Dear friend.

Thanks for sharing your concern.

you can take ibuprofen rather than acetaminophen which is a better inflammatory drug.

simultaneously you can start antibiotics for three days.Augmentin 625mg will be helpful till you visit your dentist.

meanwhile maintain very good oral hygiene.

Hope it helps.

Take care.

Thanks.
Answered: Thu, 11 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

     The best option is to see the concerned specialist
     Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory Drugs (NSAID) - like Ibuprofen – are available over the counter and have better anti-inflammatory effects than paracetamol... Codeine has side effects and can be habit forming...

     However, below is some info – collected from the net...
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Each 300 mg/30 mg Acetaminophen and Codeine Phosphate Tablet contains:
Acetaminophen ......................................................................................................300 mg
Codeine Phosphate .................................................................................................30 mg

Each 300 mg/60 mg Acetaminophen and Codeine Phosphate Tablet contains:
Acetaminophen ......................................................................................................300 mg
Codeine Phosphate .................................................................................................60 mg

In addition each tablet contains the following inactive ingredients: magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, povidone, pregelatinized corn starch, sodium metabisulfite, sodium starch glycolate and stearic acid.

http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/archives/fdaDrugInfo.cfm?archiveid=6345

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Pill imprint 2064 V 3 has been identified as Acetaminophen and codeine phosphate 300 mg / 30 mg.
http://www.drugs.com/imprints/2064-v-3-11336.html
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Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 10 Apr 2013
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