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Can Anbesol be safely applied on a tooth while on Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen for pain?

Hi, I am taking hydrocodone- acetamin 5-325mg for pain from PDT (photodynamic therapy) treated with topical levuin yesterday, Mytooth just broke, is it okay to use over the counter anbesol on my tooth. Don t usually use medications and that is severaldifferant meds in 24 hours,
Tue, 20 Aug 2019
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Hi,

Anbesol Gel contains benzocaine, a local anesthetic for application to gums. Hence, it can be taken with pain killer - Hydrocodone/Acetaminophen (5/500mg). There is no known drug interaction.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Tushar Kanti Biswas, Internal Medicine Specialist
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