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Any Non Narcotic Pain Meds Addictive
Are there any other non opiate pain killers besides 'tramadol' to control abdominal and stomach pains?
Tramadol technically: is an opiate. It is a synthetic opiate receptor binding drug and is effective for mild to moderate pain. There are many modalities for treating pain other than medication alone. If this is a chronic problem you may wish to speak with a pain specialist (in fact I strongly recommend this). NSAIDs like Ibuprofen and Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also helpful for pain, but have significant potential for adverse effect ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
Tramadol related: Depending on the type and severity of pain there is no reason why they cannot work. ...Read more
Allergic to morphine, vicodin, codeine, nsaids. Chronically ill, looking for pain relief. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is useless. Tramadol ok? Other suggestions?
Painful situation: You have a difficult problem which is not uncommon. You need a concerned physician to review the reactions and what alternatives are available for treatment. Ideally you could see an allergist and a pain specialist to resolve this issue. Also i would be looking into alternative methods of controlling pain such as stress reduction meditation and even possibly acupuncture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Already taking ibuprophin for severe sciatica pain with very little relief, what other non narcotic pain reliver can help?
Taking Ms Contin (morphine) for chronic pain. I'm allergic to it. Can you suggest an alternative pain medication other than oxy, perc, vicodin?
Herbs: Medicinal cannabis if it is legal in your state is an alternative to narcotic pain medications. Also eating a more alkaline diet my help. Acupuncture. Deep meditation. There are various herbs but this is not my specialty. Recommend following up with a pain management specialist and/or homeopathic specialist. There are also doctors of natural medicine possibly in your area. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addiction vs : Dependence. Chronic administration of narcotic analgesics will result in a physical dependence, meaning that the body accommodates to a number of the medication effects and if suddenly stopped the person will go through a withdrawal. Addiction is a pattern of maladative use leading to an inability to function normally. Chronic pain patients on appropriate medication can function well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
OTC Meds & Addiction: Virtually all of the otc pain medications in the us do not activate the disease of addiction. While the otc pain medications may not activate addiction or cause physical dependence, they are still extremely dangerous if taken in excess and can cause liver and kidney failure and intestinal bleeding. Some countries like canada do have otc pain medications that can activate addiction (codeine). ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Unsure if you mean: Over the counter or just generally? There are no otc meds as strong as tramadol. As for generally, it is a moderately strong pain medication but most of the narcotics are stepwise stronger than tramadol, but this does not mean they are more effective. Tramadol is a fairly safe and very effective pain medication. If you are noticing any side effects, speak with your physician. Hope that helps! ...Read more
Many: Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is a trade name for hydrocodone/acteaminophen combination medication. There are several other trade names for this same medication. It is a combination opioid or this is similar to oxycodone/acteaminophen combinations which are a bit stronger. Discuss this with your pcp. ...Read more
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A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more
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