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Childs Pain Reliever Medication
Which pain reliever medications can be given via IV for headache in viral meningitis case? Orally taken tylenol (acetaminophen) or ibuprofen not helping much.
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?
Yes: The two do not interfere with one another. ...Read more
Can a particular drug increase the manifestation of dementia in an old person ,, especially a pain reliever.
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best pain reliever to give a child with sickle cell disease who is in a painful crisis?
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
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
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
What is an analgesic drug other than nsaids ( because of interaction with methotrexate) for rheumatoid arthritis and stronger than paracetamol ?
My mother have RA she is taking methotrexate and ibuprofen as analgesic are they safe together ? There is any dangerous drug-drug interaction ?!
Safe: I have seen virtually no issue in my patients who have combined these 2 meds. ...Read more
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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