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Can I use Vicodin if I am taking a seizure medication?

Let your doctor know if you're taking both the prescription pain medication Vicodin (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) and the seizure drug carbamazepine (Carbatrol, Epitol, Equetro, Tegretol). Carbamazepine may affect your body's ability to break down acetaminophen, reducing the amount of pain relief it delivers.

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