I recently had a gum-grafting surgery on my mouth yesterday and i was prescribed 7.5mg vicodins that i am supposed to take 4 times a day... well i also picked up some 2mg xanax which i'll take 1 or 1 and 1/2 a day with my vicodin? will this combination effect my healing process or possibly be dangerous? also will this xanax have a the side affect on my antibiotics/anti inflammatory medication (i think im taking an antibotic similar to clindamycon and not sure about the anti-inflammatory)... Anyway, any quick response to this question will help... i dont feel like messing up anything will this surgery.. Also my doc prescribed some zolpidem (i think thats what its called, some generic form related to ambiem)... is this vicodin/xanax/zolpidem will be fine for the next week?
Since all I have is time (difficult family drama cant sleep or work) I will give you the wealth of my experience... please understand we are a group of truely careing folks trading war stories here not doctors, so we are no substitute for the real thing, that said, I too have had surgery & taken vicodin, low dose valium and antibiotics, and I think this is a normal group of meds based on my own experience and of others on this fourm, but I am not familar with the particular antibotics or type of surgery you are experiencing. Anti-inflamatory meds are normally prescribed with narcotics for a number of conditions so no problem there, but again, you always want to check with the doctor and it kinda sounds like you may have different doctors writing scrips so be very careful, this is how a lot of people get in to trouble... that I am sure of... its the reason I cant sleep or think. Good luck friend & God Bless... Momma nancy.
One of the other things to watch for is respitory failure. It sounds like the dentist doesn't know about the xanax and this can be a problem. The combination of a quick acting benzo like xanax mixed with a quick acting opiate like hydrocodone can be a real problem especially when you are sleeping... Be very careful and make sure someone is in the same room as you when you're sleeping...
DO NOT take zolpidem with xanax togeather. the vicodin and xanax/ambian wont cause any problems but zolpidem is a barbituate which is very much like benzodiasepines -xanax-
xanax is short acting so you can take them in the same day just not within, i would say, about 4 hours of eachother
ambien is not a barbituate,it is related to benzodiazepines but it is not a barbituate. I think the doses you are on are on the low side of the vicodins but you said you picked up some xanax that was not clear from the streets. That mixture is not good because like the person said before the combination has a syngeric effect and can cause respiratory depression; The ambien if you are having trouble sleeping you could try it but i wouldnt be surprise if you wake with a half eated sandwich in you mouth. try to stay on the low side of the xanax and if you can take it for sleep and avoid the ambien all together. good luck
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