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Analgesic Side Effects
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 ?
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
It's been weeks and I have some bug bits that just wot go away. They itch all the time. I started using a topical analgesic and neosporrin.
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