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A 44-year-old member asked:

What do doctors think is the top pain medication that i can take that won't affect physical performance?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Ruth
23 years experience
Pain meds: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or nsaids. Next level is tramadol or lidocine patch.
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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
NSAIDs: Anti-inflammatories or nsaids are probably only medication to not impede in physical performance. All other medicines will have side effects, sedation, dizziness, fatigue, etc than may impede your abilities. This advice however should be given to you by your doctor who had performed an examination and knows your health history as any medicines can affect you adversely.
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Last updated Sep 7, 2013
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