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What type of narcotics or opioid analgesics will I be given after surgery?

Stuart A. Linder, MD
Plastic Surgery
Most commonly in my practice is the use of a combination of acetaminophen and codeine. Vicodin is used post-operative, followed by Tylenol #3. Muscle relaxants such as flexeril may also be very useful. Ask your surgeon for his or her specific drug of choice for pain control. Toradol may be used for orthopedic surgical cases and bony reconstruction.

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