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how long does it take for a pain meds to wear off

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Dr. William Singer
51 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Freedom from pain: It may take anywhere from 1/2 hour to several hours for pain to subside if the medication is appropriate.

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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Djamchid Lotfi
58 years experience Neurology
Not long!: Only couple of week is sufficient for some pain relieving pills such as Codeine but you should change your medications under supervision , muscle r ... Read More
Dr. James Marx
48 years experience Pain Management
Physical Dependence: Is not addiction and is a normal consequence of chronic opiate use. Addiction is marked by compulsive and uncontrolled use with preoccupation and adve ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Louis Krenn
20 years experience Family Medicine
Muscle relaxer, heat: As long as you are otherwise healthy, ibuprofen can be taken for several days without problems. However, if you experience any stomach upset or pain, ... Read More
Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
Need evaluation : You need an evaluation. You need a diagnosis. If this is not working then let’s be certain what the reason is. Is it related to your present problems ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
This is: usually given every 4-6 hours...8 hours should "do it"! Hope this is helpful! DR Z
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Southard
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Usually on the order: of hours to at most several days. If it has been more than two days, particularly if you only used 5 days worth of opioids prior, and you still have ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Were you seen?: By a provider? Ear infections are very painful. Antibiotics may help that but will not help mono. For the ear pain...Garlic and goldenseal or garlic/m ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Impossible to answer: Why is a 19 on pain meds in the first place and what meds are you taking?
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Depends: It depends on the severity of the pain when present, your pain tolerance, how long it takes for you to get relief when take the meds, how addictive th ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Opiates: Opiates are not designed for repeated use, unless for terminal or severe pain. Please re-submit your question to include the specific reason for your ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Taper.: Best treatment is to taper off the meds under supervision of your pain management specialist. Sometimes this is easier said than done. Stay motivate ... Read More
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