Pain Relief

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Pain Relief Overview

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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best generic brand for oxycodone 20 mg?
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I went to my Pain doc and he changed some of my meds..increasing mg dosage from 15 to 20mg oxycodones..along with oxycontin 10 to 20 mg. I know, there is no generic for the oxycontin, only the OP's..what's the best recommended generic brand of oxycodone, if it is such a thing as a 'better generic brand'? now, i am taking the, believe it's "qualitest"? i have been satisfied with them but, it's the only brand i have ever, i really have nothing to compare them to. Maybe, someone might have some better understanding of generic meds, what..if any is better or not as good as another brand? any input would be useful, thanks so much for your time and willingness to answer my questions. ## Hi, Sally! Which tablet may be better is really a subj...
Updated 42 minutes ago in Oxycodone.
Viral protein enhancements
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I have heard that paracetamol IP is enhanced with some type of viral protein, is this true? ## No, it is just Paracetamol, which is used to alleviate pain and fever. The NIH lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, and headache. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 3 hours ago in Paracetamol.
round green pill m 15
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round green pill with m on one side an 15 on the other side ## I believe I located a match it has M (in a square) on one side an 15 on the other above a line. Click here to see a picture of the pill. If this is your pill, it's Oxycodone 15 mg. Oxycodone is used to treat pain (moderate to severe levels). To learn more click on the link below... If this is not your pill, please post back so I can help you locate the correct pill. ## I have found a circular white pill with a capital letter M and a line underneath. Underneath the line is the number 10, likely indicating it is 10 mg. On the other side of the pill is a bunch of small, little markings/ me, it looks like a little sailboat or something. Does anyone out there know what kind of medication this is? ## Hello can yo...
Updated 4 hours ago in Oxycodone.
ecosprin av 150 10
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I am hyper tensive and doctor has advised me to take Tonact 10 and cleopitab a75 which i am taking from last 5 years separately. Tonact 10 costs about rs.90 for 15 tablets. I came across Ecosprin AV 75 containing both above ingredients in single capsule and costing just rs.20 for 10 tablets. This lowers the medicine bill to absolute low. can i take it as it lowers cost? please advise. ## Ecosprin AV contains Aspirin, with Atorvastatin, so it is not the same as the Tonact and Clopitab, thus you should not switch, without your doctor's approval. The NIH lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, increased risk of bleeding, easy bruising, and joint/muscle aches. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 4 hours ago in Aspirin.
white triangle pill m 8
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Looks exactly like Mallinckrodt's 8mg hydromorphone pill....except it's not. Possibly a fake? I was informed this is a kind of heart medication but could find no such information online even searching through the manufacturer site. I did find, however several instances in where the actual manufacturer had made similar mistakes in the past i.e. placing a percentage of incorrect medication into a shipment. Please respond if you definitely know what this could be. If your answer is dilauded please do not respond. ## When we're just going off a description alone, there's no way for anyone to provide you with a "definite" answer (because counterfeits can look the same as the real thing). However if you didn't fill a prescription at a licensed drug store and it loo...
Updated 4 hours ago in Hydromorphone.
...about to take my first shower with Fentanyl patch - help friends! I'm afraid, suggestions anyone???
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I'm new on 100 Fentanyl patches for the second day - feel OK, I've been on opioids for pain management for few years, read a lot of scary posts on misuse and deaths... I am so worried at this point, that taking a shower scares me.. Can anyone suggest any "coverage" for the patch area, while in a shower??? I don't think I can just "take a shower as is", it will come off, I'm sure... I like the patch, it does work ( I intend to use it EXACTLY as prescribe), but I am, as mentioned before, simply paranoid, I will get the patch wet, damage, etc., Also, I read a "hot showers are a BIG NOs" - anyone tell me more about it??? Please friends, I need a shower badly, it's not fair to others and members of my family, the girl needs her hair done! :) Thank ...
Updated 4 hours ago in Fentanyl.
hydrocodone pills m365
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My doctor writes my prescription for Hydrodcod/Acetam 5-325 and the maker is Watson. When the drug store filled it last week it has M365 on the pill. I have taken three on three different days and noticed there was no relief. I took one pill 3 hrs ago and there has been no relief. That is the reason I took a pill out of the bottle and found the M365 stamped on the pill. If they are suppose to be the same - why is the pain still there? ## The M365 pills are indeed hydrocodone (5mg) + acetaminophen (325mg); however it may be that certain binders/fillers in these tablets affect bioavailability or how well they get absorbed into your system vs the other brand you're used to taking. If I were in this position, I'd probably see if the prescribing doctor could specify a particular manu...
Updated 4 hours ago in Hydrocodone.
can you take tramadol with a fentanyl patch on
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I have a client who wears fentanyl patch. Can she take tramadol while wearing this patch? ## Yes, there are many occasions when different pain medications are prescribed together to give better pain control or to get pain relief faster, while waiting for a time released medication, like the Fentanyl patch, to being working. She should be informed, however, that they both can cause CNS depression, so she has to watch for signs of severe problems, like lowered breath rate, lowered heart/pulse rate and low low blood pressure. It can also cause more side effects than usual, so she may experience worse dizziness, drowsiness, nausea and constipation. Also remember that any other medication and medical conditions must be taken under consideration when using medications, so make sure her doctor...
Updated 4 hours ago in Tramadol.
percocet or prednisone pill 54 343
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3 sources say prednisone and 1 says percocet. It has 54 on top and 343 below it. Which medication is it? I want to know exactly what it's for? ## The manufacturer, Roxane Laboratories, list it as containing 50mgs of Prednisone. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, acne, fluid retention, nervousness, insomnia, and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with?
Updated 6 hours ago in Percocet.
Paxil vs tramadol
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I have been taking tramadol for about 8 years now. About 5 a day (50) mgs. Does anyone know if the withdrawals from tramadol would be better if I started taking paxil instead. I have never had a problem ordering tramadol online until now but I do have a Rx of paxil. any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks ## Since you've been taking Tramadol for 8 years, your body has probably become largely dependent on it; so unless you've tapered off to some degree, it's very "likely" that physical withdrawal symptoms will occur. Protecting your emotions, feelings, & mental fortitude with antidepressants sounds like a good idea, but I'm not sure if it will prevent certain physical symptoms (including pain) or any other reactions from occurring unless they are ...
Updated 6 hours ago in Tramadol.

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