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Analgesic (Overview)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to relieve pain (achieve analgesia).


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What are analgesic tolerance and dependance?

What are analgesic tolerance and dependance?

Long term effects: Analgesic tolerance means decreased analgesic effect in long-term opioid treatment and the patient needs higher doses to experience the same effect. Physical dependence is actual change in physiologic response, i.e. If the patient stops the substance, the withdrawal signs will appear. Psychological dependence is some kind of perception which patient feels his well-being is from that substance. ...Read more

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Analgesic (Overview)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to relieve pain (achieve analgesia).


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What exactly is analgesic nephropathy syndrome?

Phenacetin: Analgesic nephropathy is chronic kidney disease caused by long term use of phenacetin, Acetaminophen (tylenol) and certain nsaid's such as ibuprofen. The incidence of this disease is much lower nowadays due to less availability of phenacetin. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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My dad is having severe abdominal pain since past 3 days ... Ultra sound showed 4mm widening of gall bladder thickness.. Diagnosed with Acalculous Cholecystitis .. Prescribed with antibiotic and analgesic for 5 days.. Will cholecystectomy be necessary ??

My dad is having severe abdominal pain since past 3 days ... Ultra sound showed 4mm widening of gall bladder thickness.. Diagnosed with Acalculous Cholecystitis .. Prescribed with antibiotic and analgesic for 5 days.. Will cholecystectomy be necessary ??

If antibiotics don't: help or work, and the pain increases, fever, and other factors get worse, he may need a surgery to prevent against a ruptured gall bladder that can kill a person through spreading infection (peritonitis, or sepsis!) It is nothing to take lightly, and he needs to be monitored closely now for follow up. So, hope he does well with the current meds. Not out of the woods yet. Good luck! ...Read more

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When should one chose to use a narcotic analgesic or a non-narcotic analgesic?

When should one chose to use a narcotic analgesic or a non-narcotic analgesic?

Opioid or non opioid: Its not a choice on the menu. You physician makes the determination based on his evaluation and assessment. It's always a good idea to use a non opioid first. The best is to talk to your physician. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Can somebody tell me how can narcotic analgesics work to reduce pain?

Can somebody tell me how can narcotic analgesics work to reduce pain?

Receptors: This is a brief answer to a complicated ?. But basically they block the receptors that elicit the pain. ...Read more

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Managing Chronic Pelvic Pain (Checklist)

office evaluation
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pelvic exam
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ultrasound
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What specific cox2 inhibitors are safe anti-inflamatory & analgesics for patients with*favism* and gastritis?

What specific cox2 inhibitors are safe anti-inflamatory & analgesics for patients with*favism* and gastritis?

No Celebrex!: Celebrex (celecoxib) is contraindicated in somewhat with g6pd because it is a sulfa drug. I otherwise don't know the answer to your question, but wanted to make sure you knew about this, given the content of a previous answer. ...Read more

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