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Dr. Albana Sejdini

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Posted on Thu, 18 Feb 2016 in Pain Management
Question: What can I use over the counter to replace hydrocodon for pain?Not a question, just more info. I had shingles all over head and face. Very painful and I took hydrocodone. Shingles gone, pain still there. Been taking hydrocodone 3 times a day, now doctor says no more. I"ve taken advil but not strong enough. Time is up on hydrocodon this week.
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini 43 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Diclophenac,... mephenamic acid alternating with acetaminophen...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I am sorry for the painful situation you are going through.

Advil (ibuprofen) is fine to replace hydrocodone to relieve the pain. You can alternate its use with acetaminophen.

Other substitutes include: diclophenac, mefenamic acid, etc.

Hope it was of help!
Dr.Albana
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