Pain Relief

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An analgesic or painkiller is any member of the group of drugs used to achieve analgesia, relief from pain. Analgesic drugs act in various ways on the peripheral and central nervous systems. They are distinct from anesthetics, which temporarily affect, and in some instances completely eliminate, sensation. Analgesics include paracetamol (known in North America as acetaminophen or simply APAP), the non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as the salicylates, and opioid drugs such as...

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Drug Classification Of Nubain
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Years ago Nubain used to be a popular and effective drup for pain. It was the only thin that relieved my mom's back pain or my migrain headaches. I am a nurse and haven't heard of anyone getting Nubain in years so I asked an MD recently. He couldn't give me an answer. If it's not classified as a narcotic and relieves pain, why aren't more doctors prescribing it? ## Nubain contains the active ingredient Nalbuphine, which is still considered an opioid, though you are right, it is not classified as a narcotic and doesn't fall under the controlled substances act. I am not sure why it isn't used more often, though it may be due to the fact that it was found much more effective in women and it can actually increase pain in men. This fact actually resulted in the U....
Updated 2 hours ago in Nubain.
Combining intagesic-mr and ibuprofen
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Can you take these two tablets at the same time? Or will they interact with each other? ## No, essentially that would be double up on nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, which increases your risk of bleeding, stomach irritation, and stomach ulceration. It would be best to stick with one or the other, according to the NIH, unless your doctor instructs otherwise. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thanks very much for your reply . I did wonder if it that was the case. Thank you again for your confirmation.
Updated 4 hours ago in Ibuprofen.
oxycodone k 57 pill appearance
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Do the oxycodone k57 pills have red and blue spots on the pill itself? If so, why and for what purpose? ## Yes, they do. There is really no specific purpose, other than to make their pills look different from the others on the market. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 7 hours ago in Oxycodone.
i still have oxycodone from july 2007 is it good
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Experiencing severe back pain have already went for MRI and have been prescribed with hydrocodone but doesn't seem to touch it. I have some oxycodone left over from July 2007, why I don't know but wondered if they would still be good, only have 8 of them???? ## This medication does not become dangerous, once expired, but it does lose effectiveness and may not work as well as it did, when fresh and new. Thus, it would be best to dispose of it and see your doctor for a new prescription. The FDA warns that this medication carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 7 hours ago in Oxycodone.
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How long does it take for OxyContin 40mg CR taken twice daily to get in my system and provide full effect? I was prescribed these and am on my 3rd day taking them with 2 loratab 10mg for breakthrough and have received a different effect each time taking the OxyContin-Also, is the 40mg OxyContin a standard dose for someone that has been taking 3 10mg loratab for break through pain with 3 15mg morophine ER daily for continued relief? ## Yes, that is a fairly standard dose, but while it should have some immediate effect, it may take 4 to 5 weeks for it to reach its full level of efficacy in you body. The FDA warns that it carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Has there been any improvement, yet?
Updated 7 hours ago in OxyContin.
Fentanyl 26mcg paych
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My sister is on the 25mcg Fentanyl patch. She is having problems with the adhesive. Her arm is turging red, puffing up and burning and itching. After the patch is removed getting the adhesite residue off has been a problem. She was using rubbing alcohol but is now using vegetable oil. If anything since starting to use the vegetable oil the redness, and swelling seems worse. She has switched pharmacies hoping a different brand of patch might help. She is wondering if Fentanyl can be taken in a way other than by a patch. Such as pill form etc. ## Wow! I am so sorry to hear about what she's dealing with. It sounds like she might be allergic to something in the adhesive. I experience those symptoms any time I use a latex bandage, I have to avoid them. And yes, it is available in other f...
Updated 8 hours ago in Fentanyl.
threw up my oxycodone right after eating
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I'm so aggravated because I just took a 30mg oxycodone. Not even less than five minutes after taking my pill I ate a few bites of pizza. I must've eaten the pizza too fast because I felt nauseous all of the sudden ( which is totally normal for me sometimes ) note: i'm not nauseous because of the pill. After taking my pill I immediately threw up a few bites of the pizza I had JUST EATEN! I did not notice the blue pill in my vomit. My question is how long does it take for the pill to start to disintegrate in your stomach? Did I lose the whole pill even if it was broken down and already started to disintegrate or would it have just gotten thrown up with the food? Or am I in luck with the pill dissolving fast and already in my stomach juices and allready making its way into my bloo
Updated 8 hours ago in Oxycodone.
oxycodone and ambien
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Can you take oxycodone 5-325 and ambien together at bedtime? Can you take these medications 3-4 hours apart? How long does oxycodone relieve pain? ## The length of time for pain relief can vary from person to person. How often were you instructed to take it? As to taking them close together, that could result in more sedation and depression of the central nervous system than usual, according to NIH reports. If a person isn't tolerant, or has some other health condition, it could result in a fatality. Oxycodone also carries the risk of being habit forming.
Updated 8 hours ago in Oxycodone.
Pain relievers equal to vicodan
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Hello my question is, is there a combination of two otc pain relievers that when taken together gives approximately the same relief from pain as that of a 500mg vicodan? My mom has terrible osteoarthritis, with awful pain and swelling. She is 78 years of age and would be pretty active if for not the pain. Thank you so much for your time. BJC ## I'm sorry, but no there isn't. Vicodin contains Hydrocodone (an opiate narcotic), coupled with Acetaminophen, so there is nothing equivalent available over the counter. The FDA warns that it carries the risk of being habit forming and may cause side effects, such as nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Is her doctor not treating her pain? Has she taken Vicodin for it in the past?
Updated 8 hours ago in Vicodin.
hydrocodone + acetaminophen 10/325 allergic reaction
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I have been taking hydrocodone + acetaminophen 10/325 for several months (BEFORE and AFTER spinal surgery three months ago). I now am facing another surgery for a torn rotator cuff; so while my back pain was relieved by the surgery, I'm still on the pain med for a very painful arm and shoulder. I have developed contact dermatitis on my scalp and back and blame the med for causing this side effect. I need to try an alternative pain med. Suggestions? ## There are several others you can try, such as Oxycodone with Acetaminophen, or both of them by themselves without the Acetaminophen, you could also try Morphine, Dilaudid, or Opana. I am not your PCP, so I can't say which one might be right for you, but these are some options you can ask about. The FDA warns that this medications c...
Updated 8 hours ago in Hydrocodone.

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