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Question ID: 1520 Category: Permissible and Impermissible
Use of opioids after surgery

I have my surgery tomorrow and as part of prescription i have been asked to take certain opioids in case i have extreme pain. 

Is it permissible for me to take? Below are the prescribed opioids.

Hydrocodone: for extreme pain (10/10)

Tramadol: for high pain (7/10)

Siddiq Khan



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In severe pain, there is scope for use of such medicines, as prescribed by the doctors. But the condition is that those medicines do not contain alcoholic addiction. 

قال الشامی :  تحت قول الدر  ’’ ویحرم اکل البنج والحشیشۃ والافیون واکل السقمونیا ۔ والبنج مباح للتداوی ، وما زاد علی ذلک اذا کان یقتل او یذھب العقل حرام۔(رد المحتار: ۵/۳۰۳)

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