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My left side of my waist at the back has been aching for 3 days, I'm female and it aches more from inside when I cough or sneeze.. Analgesic doesn't ?

My left side of my waist at the back has been aching for 3 days, I'm female and it aches more from inside when I cough or sneeze.. Analgesic doesn't ?

How old are you?: We need to know your age. Please put it in your public profile. We cannot answer questions from minors. Knowing your country or state helps, too. Age, location, and gender, can affect our answer, since some conditions are more likely in different places or in different age groups. Be honest! You expect if of us, & we expect it of you! List any meds you take, & any chronic medical problems, too. ...Read more

Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more


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Why do analgesic drugs have the same effect ad antipyretic agents? Why is it that some drugs produce both effects?

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

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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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Why analgesics can lead to internal haemorrhage?

Why analgesics can lead to internal haemorrhage?

Internal bleed : Nsaid's and salicylic acid derivative analgesics are the most common ones. Unlikely if used as prescribed and if no predisposition. "internal hemorrhage" can mean many things which depends on the context. Do inform your doctor if you are experiencing this problem. ...Read more

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Please tell me if analgesic nephrology is reversible?

Please tell me if analgesic nephrology is reversible?

Analgesic nephropath: Hi dalton1, if you mean analgesic nephropathy then it depends on how damaged your kidneys were and whether you are still taking analgesic medications. Ibuprofen itself can cause kidney injury but when mixed with codeine, tylenol, (acetaminophen) aspirin, etc, you can have severe injury. If your kidneys are working fine and you no longer take analgesia, then there is a good chance no further injury will occur. ...Read more

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I have a continous dry coughing for a week now and I took coughing analgesic but no use I dont have any flu syptoms or though?

I have a continous dry coughing for  a week now and I took coughing analgesic but no use I dont have any flu syptoms or though?

Dry cough: There are other causes of cough besides infections. More commonly dry cough has another cause: acid reflux (even without heartburn) and post-nasal drip (commonly from nasal allergies) or perhaps due to pregnancy. Consider these other possibilities based on other symptoms. There are some excellent OTC treatment options available if any of these apply before deciding to get a medical checkup. ...Read more