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Added Strength Pain Reliever Medication
Which pain reliever medications can be given via IV for headache in viral meningitis case? Orally taken tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen not helping much.
Toradol: Toradol 30mg IV every 6hrs is usually quite helpful. Discuss with your treating md. ...Read more
I had been in pain of toncillitis for the past 4 days. I took pain reliever but when drugs exoired pain still continue. Any advice or any medicine?
Can a particular drug increase the manifestation of dementia in an old person, especially a pain reliever.
One phone call away: On your bottle of medicine, is a phone number. You can ask the pharmacist where you got the medicines if they are ok to take together. ...Read more
What is the difference between drug called PAIN RELIEVER X/S 500 mg and another drug called Q-PAP 500 mg? And which is more effective for my joint pain
Need ingredients: Can't answer this question without knowing the exact ingredients. In the US, the active ingredients would be listed in the box "Drug Facts". ...Read more
Why do analgesic drugs have the same effect ad antipyretic agents? Why is it that some drugs produce both effects?
Prostaglandins: A very good & interesting question. Fevers and pain are commonly due to the release of inflammatory chemicals in the body called prostaglandins. The drugs that can both reduce fevers and lessen pain work by suppressing the body's production of these chemicals. By comparison, opiate pain relievers work via a different mechanism. They do not affect prostaglandins, and so will not reduce a fever. ...Read more
What is an analgesic drug other than nsaids (because of interaction with methotrexate) for rheumatoid arthritis and stronger than paracetamol?
My mother have RA she is taking methotrexate and ibuprofen as analgesic are they safe together? There is any dangerous drug-drug interaction?!
Safe: I have seen virtually no issue in my patients who have combined these 2 meds. ...Read more
Brain damage: There are a lot of different types of "pain relievers". The short answer is yes if you end up dead from an overdose. The more subtle cognitive impairment that drugs can cause is worse from benzodiazepines (valium, xanax, (alprazolam) etc.) and alcohol than from opiates. The otc drugs can cause liver failure, kidney failure and intestinal bleeding. Best to find the underlying cause of the pain and treat it. ...Read more
No one is best!:
Depends on type of pain and the individual. Even within the same class of drugs, nsaids for instance! Some patients will do better with Naproxen than ibuprophen or meloxicam!
i try to avoid narcotics at all cost, but a few patients need them. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a non-narcotic centrally acting drug that works very well for certain types of pain, some of which will not responds to nsaids! ...Read more
No: Chronic use of pain relievers can be harmful. Taking Ibuprofen daily for months to years can cause kidney disease & stomach bleeding. Long-term, daily use of tylenol (acetaminophen) can affect the liver, especially if you already have mild to moderate liver disease. Morphine & other narcotics can lead to tolerance. Too much of anything generally is not good but if you need chronic pain relief, there are options. ...Read more