Why did my doctor prescribe hydrocodone- acetaminophen 5-325mg and ibuprofen
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Hi and Welcome to "Ask A Doctor service". I have read your question and here is my advice.
These drug are used for good pain relief .They are from different class and different mechanis for pain relief so to have a better pain control. .They are used for moderate to severe pain .Thier action lasts for 4 to 8 hours so are used 8 hourly for around the clock pain relief .
Let me ask if you have any special worry or concern about thier use that you are asking about thier use ??
I will be glad to answer anything else you need to know .
it does not cause hear attack
While the tooth pain is common after extraction , severe pain should be dicussed with the concerned doctor .
But there is no major risk in taking these medicines for 7 days .It does not cause heart attack neither it increases the risk .Don't worry about that.
Please feel free ask anything else you need to know.
Negligible risk of any liver damage
These drugs if used apropriately, generally do not cause any liver damage.
Any risk to liver damage is negligible .If these drug are used for only few days for acute pain, they dont cause any major issue .We commonly use them for pain managemnt .
Pleasedon't hesitate to ask anything else you need to know.