Is Vicodin immune suppressing?
Mar 30, 2010
I am having some leg muscle pains and I have an old prescription laying around of Vicodin 750mg. I've heard conflicting reports about whether or not it suppresses the immune system or not. I just wanted to check to make sure.
Response from Dr. Young
In usual doses Vicodin is not immune suppressing; the real issue is using an old prescription that may be out of date or for pain that might otherwise deserve medical attention.
If you were my patient, I wouldn't be reaching for a narcotic as a first-line treatment for muscle aches. I'd recommend having a chat with your health care provider first.
Be well, BY
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