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When to call your doctor or pharmacist

  • Call your doctor or pharmacist if you have unusual feelings after taking a pain medicine. This includes feeling dizzy, itchy or nausea. Take less of the medicine and call your doctor.
  • If you are not getting enough pain relief from your pain medicine, call your doctor.
  • If you take several medicines, make sure your doctor and pharmacist knows what you are taking. Some medicines can be harmful when taken with others.
  • If you need a narcotic pain medicine refilled close to the weekend, call your pharmacy several days ahead of time so you do not run out.

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Preparing for Your Hysterectomy, gyn-ah-95582
Reviewed By: Allina Health Patient Education experts
First Published: 04/25/2013
Last Reviewed: 11/30/2015