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Suggest an alternative of Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen

My wife fell and broke a bone in her wrist and two bones her in hand. The orthopedic surgeon gave her Hydrocodon-Acetaminophen 5-325 and it makes her nauseous. She also cant take Tramadol or Codeine. Is there another pain medication she can take for pain?
Mon, 12 Jun 2017
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Hello,

Nausea is a possible side effect of all opiates. Some people may also experience constipation. She can consider trying the anti-inflammatory pain killers, if she can use these examples are Naproxen and Ibuprofen. These can also be combined with Paracetamol.

If there is no improvement, there are stronger anti-inflammatory medications but these would need to be prescribed.

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

Regards,
Dr. Michelle Gibson James
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