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What is your doctor’s reason? Is there concern about the acetaminophen exposure or the hydrocodone? Last summer 2014, combination hydrocodone + acetaminophen was up-scheduled by the DEA to class 2 (from class 3) which means it can no longer be refilled or called in to the pharmacy as was done before; it has to follow the same rules as the other opioids like oxycodone, morphine, dilaudid and fentanyl. Some clinicians have decided to stop or significantly lower the ordering of vicodin (or lortab) for that reason.

Can you take NSAID’s, like ibuprofen or naproxen?