I have had back surgery. doctor says vicodin and percocet have tylenol and can't be taken together because theres much tylenol. Can you get meds without tylenol?
29 Jan 2011
I am sorry to hear about your pain and back surgery. The only thing I would suggest is either Oxycodone 15mgs or MS Contin or Oxycontin. All of which do not have acetaminophen in it (which is what Tylenol is). You cannot get Vicodin or Percocet without Acetaminophen but Oxycodone is what is in Percocet and you can get Oxycodone for the pain. Ask you doc what is best for you out of the 3 and see if he/she will prescribe one of those for you.
hope this helps
7 Mar 2012
I think what your doctor may be saying is that you shouldn't take any other medicines that contain acetaminophen.
There would be no reason to prescribe both Vicodin and Percocet ... That's called poly-pharmacy ... it's one or the other as both are prescribed for the same reason. You should only be getting pain meds from one doctor.
If you are still having pain you need to talk to your doctor.
BTW, I had neck surgery and am familiar with pain meds as I worked 25 years in pharmacy, mostly dispensing narcotics.
15 Jan 2011
yes there are over the counter drugs and Rx drugs that come without tylenol
if you are on one with tyleno do not take more than 4 grams per 24 hours (thats what I recall) they make Oxycodone which is a long acting pain medicine and MS contin it too is long acting discuss this with the doctor or pmgmt person when you go in the next time I hope I have helped in some small way PS but just the Vicodin itself does not come without tylenol, others that are similar are Lortab, Tylenol w/codeine they contain regular tylenol in various amounts Norco is another Tylenol containing med
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