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Combiflam Vs Dolo
?better: I would have to ask "better for what purpose"? ...Read more
Narcotics poor here: ultracet (tramdol and acetaminophen) (and Ultram) shares some of the basic functional characteristics of several of the fibromyalgia treatments but remains an "off label" use of the drug narcotics like Norco really have little usefulness in fibro! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How fast is celebrex (celecoxib) works? For acute pain, is it better to take celebrex (celecoxib) vs. Advil vs. Motrin ?
Other than the tylenol (acetaminophen) vs ibuprofen, wnat is the difference between norco and vicoprofen?
Depends: Ibuprofen is my preferred med. It lasts longer (isn't gives so often). I shouldn't be given < 6m due to risks of kidney irritation. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is a fine med but doesn't last as long. I don't recommend alternating the two when a kid has a fever as I have never seen it work well & i respect but don't worry so much about fever. Parents should pay more attention to fluid intake when ill than temperature. ...Read more
Is there a difference between tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine #3 and tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine #4?
Depends on patient: Mobic (meloxicam) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agent (nsiad). Aleve (naproxen) is also an nsaid. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is not an anti-inflammatory medicine. Mobic lasts longer and in most cases needs to be taken once daily. Patients react differently to nsaids. So the efficacy frequently is patient dependent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No such thing as: "stronger." it is a misnomer to talk about strong and weak opiates, although doctors do this too. It depends on dose and side effects. Codeine is relatively impotent - takes 30 mg to equal 5 mg of hydrocodone, but at those same doses they do pretty much the same thing. However, Codeine has way more potential for side effects, especially at higher doses, so it is more poorly tolerated over 60 mg. ...Read more