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Doctor insights on: Childs Pain Reliever Medication

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Analgesic (Definition)

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


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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?

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?

Consult your Doctor: Consult your doctor as you may have strep throat and may need antibiotics
you need examination and quick strep test and depending on that may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Can i take pain reliever tablet while taking anti malaria drug?

Can i take pain reliever tablet while taking anti malaria drug?

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

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Are there drugs that vascular eds patients should avoid? What is the best pain reliever for kids?

Nitrates/tylenol: Eds pts should avoid nitrates when using eds drugs such as viagra. Children are usually given tylenol (acetaminophen) based on safety over many years. However all forms of analgesics can be use in children depending on the circumstance. All doses will need adjustment. ...Read more

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Is tramadol a weaker pain reliever than morphine? And is tramadol a narcotic-like drug?

Is tramadol a weaker pain reliever than morphine? And is tramadol a narcotic-like drug?

Tramadol: Also named ultram, is similar to narcotic analgesics but weaker than morphine as far as its opioid receptors actions. ...Read more

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Is it possible that my child take childrens Advil (ibuprofen) after she has taken a pain reliever pill?

Is it possible that my child take childrens Advil (ibuprofen) after she has taken a pain reliever pill?

Which pain pill?: If it is another anti-inflammatory, no. I would not combine two of the same kind. If your child has so much pain that one type of medicine is not enough, isn't it time to take her to her doctor? ...Read more

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Does a non narcotic pain reliever such as relafen (nabumetone) show up in a drug test?

Does a non narcotic pain reliever such as relafen (nabumetone) show up in a drug test?

No: I'm sure a test exists because one was needed during drug development. But I do not know of any reason to test for an NSAID like Relafen (nabumetone) unless suspected as overdose. ...Read more

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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

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

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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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Can you damage your brain with painreliever drugs?

Can you damage your brain with painreliever drugs?

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

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Which is now the top pain reliever?

Which is now the top pain reliever?

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

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What is a highly recommended pain reliever?

Highly recommended: I do not think there is such a concept as a highly recommended pain medication. Each patient is evaluated and appropriate medication given. There are various groups of meds - otc, nsaids's, opioids, ssri's, snri's, topicals etc...Not every pain requires medication. ...Read more

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Is pain reliever bad for your overall health?

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

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What is a strong pain reliever i can find otc?

Options: Depends on what works better for you. Some people like advil, others aleve, others exedrin , others tylenol (acetaminophen). Read the insert and to find max dose knowing your medical situation. ...Read more

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Which type of pain reliever would you recommend?

For what?: I would suggest otc medications such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil, or aleve as first line pain medications in general. ...Read more

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Recommendation for a non perscription pain reliever?

OTC medications: If you have no allergies, consider utilizing ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) biofreeze, and cold vs heat (whichever feels better) as otc methods to reduce pain. If pain persists for greater than 1 week, consult with your family doctor on next steps. ...Read more

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What is the strongest legal pain reliever i can take?

Depends on diagnosis: Strongest over the counter pain relievers are extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen. All prescribed narcotics are legal. Your testing (ct or mri) and diagnosis must validate the need for narcotics. ...Read more

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What kind of pain reliever is the healthiest to take?

Physical therapy: Depend on what type of pain are we talking about i strongly believe in physical therapy as being the best. ...Read more

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Can I take more than one OTC pain reliever at the same time?

OTC pain killers: You have to exercise cuation. Many otc pain killers have nsaid's and Acetaminophen - you do not want to increase risks and side effects by taking too much. With otc meds talk to the pharmacists he can advise you as well. ...Read more