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A 39-year-old member asked:

what pain killers do doctors recommend?

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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
Pain Management 35 years experience
Highly variable: That is waaay too broad a question to get a good answer.The best med for a pt. depends on many factors incl. the age of pt., type of pain/injury, known allergies, & simply the doctor's preference.

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A 28-year-old member asked:

Can I take pain killers that are expired (2-6 months)?

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Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
Sure: They may not be as effective, though. But don't increase the dose... They are likely fine but may not be as effective.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

If you take pain killers regularly starting at a young age, will they continue to work later in life?

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Dr. Paul Reynolds
Pain Management 35 years experience
Not likely: Tolerance to the pain relieving effects of opiates is especially seen in younger patients. Getting off opiates sooner rather than later is best and your doctor should provide guidance.
A 47-year-old member asked:

What are the side effects of taking several pain killers?

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Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
Together?: Death due to respiratory compromise. Only take pain medications if they are prescribed to you by a physician.
A 39-year-old member asked:

Is it illegal to take prescribed pain killers after you're cured?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Illegal: There is no law - about this except if you sell or share the meds with others. Its far safer for you to stop using the med if you do not need it. Also safely dispose of the med if not needed anymore.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How does one get a prescription for pain killers?

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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Pain Management 39 years experience
Pain killers: Firstly you need to be evaluated by your doctor or a pain specialist - they will determine if you need a prescription pain medication. Not every pan requires a strong medication. Secondly whatever is written please use as directed only make no changes unless this has been approved by the doctor.

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