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narcotic pain medication adverse effects

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
Multiple: Constipation; liver or kidney damage; mental & personality changes; decreased pain controll through decreased opiate receptors for the drug to attach ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert McMurtrie
22 years experience Pain Management
YES: Constipation, tolerance, physical dependence, addiction, cognitive impairment, immunosuppression, opioid induced hyperalgesia, opioid induced endocrin ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Always does: Chronic narcotic use will always carry side effects.
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Yes: Addiction being the most concerning. Most short acting opioids contain tylenol (acetaminophen) (lortab, percocet, Norco etc). Long term use of high ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Best place to: Recommend this, if you are looking for support, is any of the major pain support groups. Many of the patients are open about the medication they are t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert McMurtrie
22 years experience Pain Management
WEAN SLOWLY: You need to allow your body to slowly adjust to not having the medication in your system - the same way you would with caffeine or nicotine.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
NSAIDS or: The most available are nsaids (like acetominaphen, ibuprofen, naproxsyn). Their side effects can include liver and kidney trouble, ulcers or stomach b ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Not needed if: You see the dentist everyday for about 2 weeks to change the iodoform gauze.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Donley
53 years experience Dentistry
No: Your dentist can place a medication in the socket which helps stop the pain quite quickly. Taking ibuprophen and tylenol (acetaminophen) until you see ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
Yes....but: Opioids are not a first line treatment for fibromyalgia. There are multiple excellent medications which work to quiet the "irritated" nerves.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience Pain Management
Pentazocine: Talwin (pentazocine) is a mixed agonist–antagonist narcotic (opioid analgesic) drug of the benzomorphan class of opioids used to treat moderate to mod ... Read More

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