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Pain Management

Mixing Pain Medications

10/31/2008

Question:

I am already taking Clonidine for blood pressure and had dental work done today and have a prescription for Hydrocodone and need to know if these are safe to take together.

Answer:

It should be safe to take both medications. Some people, however, may experience more drowsiness with the combination of both drugs. 

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Response by:

Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD Salim M Hayek, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University