Wisdom Tooth Medication Instructions

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Medication Schedule – Wisdom Teeth Pain Management

Tylenol/Acetaminophen: Take 650-1000mg by mouth every 6 hours. The daily maximum dose for an adult sized person is 4000mg/day.

Ibuprofen/Motrin: Take 600mg by mouth every 6 hours. The daily maximum dose for an adult sized person is 3200mg/day.

When pain is the most intense, alternate these medications every 3 hours. DO NOT take both medications together every 3 hours.

________ am / pm
650-1000mg Tylenol/Acetaminophen
________ am / pm
600mg Motrin/Ibuprofen
________ am / pm
650-1000mg Tylenol/Acetaminophen
________ am / pm
600mg Motrin/Ibuprofen
________ am / pm
650-1000mg Tylenol/Acetaminophen

Sleep – It will help you feel better. If you wake up in pain, take the next dose of Tylenol/ Acetaminophen or Motrin/Ibuprofen as long as 6 hours has passed from the previous dose.

PRESCRIPTION INFORMATION:

Norco/Percocet: These are prescription pain medicines that contain opioids:
hydrocodone (Norco) or oxycodone (Percocet).

Only fill and use the prescription if you are still experiencing break through pain AFTER trying the above medication schedule of alternating doses of Tylenol/Acetaminophen and Motrin/ Ibuprofen. If you need to use the prescription narcotic/opioid pain medicine (Norco or Percocet) follow the below Rx medication schedule. Both Norco and Percocet contain 325mg Tylenol/ Acetaminophen per tablet. Take only 500mg of Tylenol/Acetaminophen with Rx to stay in-line with maximum allowable dose.

NEVER take a prescription medication with alcohol, sedatives or sleep aids as it can cause respiratory arrest among other side effects.

________ am / pm
start time
600mg Motrin/Ibuprofen
________ am / pm
3 hours later
1 tab Norco/Percocet + 500mg Tylenol/Acetaminophen
________ am / pm
3 hours later
600mg Motrin/Ibuprofen
________ am / pm
3 hours later
1 tab Norco/Percocet + 500 mg Tylenol/Acetaminophen

If you have any questions, please contact us.
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