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Doctor insights on: Darvon Compound 65 Pulvules Narcotic Combination For Pain

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Narcotic (Definition)

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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Which is most effective; hydrocodone, fentanyl, oxycodone, or methadone?

Which is most effective; hydrocodone, fentanyl, oxycodone, or methadone?

No such thing: It is not what is most effective, it is what is best for you. I am sure your doctor will choose the safest type of opioid to treat your pain and see how you respond. If you do not respond, then he/she may try a different opioid. The most important thing is to find out what is causing a pain bad enough to require and opioid. ...Read more

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Lorazepam 1 mg vs norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10-325 - which is stronger?

Lorazepam 1 mg vs norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10-325 - which is stronger?

Neither: These drugs have different indications and modes of action. Lorazepam is an anti anxiety agent while narco is for pain. ...Read more

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Which drug is more effective for pain - tramadol or dihydrocodeine?

Which drug is more effective for pain - tramadol or dihydrocodeine?

It depends: A patient's response to medications for pain is variable. These medications are not the same and work differently on the body. There is no answer to this other than a physician supervised trial. ...Read more

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Father has extreme pain, his insurance is limited.Which would be strongest forhim?Avinza60, levorphanol tart., morph.Sul., oxymor.Hyd.Er, exalgo, nucynta (tapentadol) er

Father has extreme pain, his insurance is limited.Which would be strongest forhim?Avinza60, levorphanol tart., morph.Sul., oxymor.Hyd.Er, exalgo, nucynta (tapentadol) er

Hard to say: Unfortunately without true consultation, it would be hard to answer this question without causing harm to your father. These medications are very powerful and can result in extreme sedation, slowing your breathing down and even death. I would recommend a consultation with your pcp to assess further. ...Read more

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Is long-term oxycodone (opana) use safer than long-term vicodin or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) use, since the former contains no acetaminophen which harms the liver?

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Is long-term oxycodone (opana) use safer than long-term vicodin or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) use, since the former contains no acetaminophen which harms the liver?

Possibly: Most medications are processed through your liver. Normally, a healthy liver will easily process and eliminate acetaminophen. However, if the liver is abnormal or exposed to excess amounts of acetaminophen, then severe harm could result. Remember that all opioids (opana, vicodin, etc) must be taken carefully under your physician's guidance. ...Read more

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What is the strongest med.: percocet, fentanyl patch, dilaudid, or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

What is the strongest med.: percocet, fentanyl patch, dilaudid, or norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen)?

Thanks for asking!: Depends on dose and mode of administration. Iv administered narcotics are most potent. As for dosage, fentanyl is the most potent of the listed medication. ...Read more

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Can taking 1/2 norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10-325 cause dependence? Need for lower back pain.

Can taking 1/2 norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10-325 cause dependence?  Need for lower back pain.

Narcotics: Like most human issues! it depends! most humans can tolerate some component of misadventure. ...Read more

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

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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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Which med is more powerful for pain ketorolac or lortab?

Which med is more powerful for pain ketorolac or lortab?

Both are different: Both are totally different, the former is in the NSAID class and the latter in the opioid class. Both have side effects that are class specific as well. So the answer is it depends some people do well with nsaids and there's with opioids. One has to look at what is being treated. Talk to your md. ...Read more

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My oral surgeon prescribed me 2 different pain killers. One is talwin (pentazocine)?

My oral surgeon prescribed me 2 different pain killers. One is talwin (pentazocine)?

Question?: What was your question? I dont think you need to different narcotic analgesics. Talwin (pentazocine) is on the weaker end of the spectrum. ...Read more

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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 more

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If allergic to oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, & butrans & nucynta (tapentadol) do not work for pain, what alternatives are there? Demerol? Dillaudid?

If allergic to oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, codeine, & butrans & nucynta (tapentadol) do not work for pain, what alternatives are there? Demerol? Dillaudid?

May be : You are probably allergic to class of medications called narcotics and Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) and Dilaudid are from the same family try non steroidal as Motrin advil or tram afoul ultramodern. ...Read more

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What dosages is lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) available in?

Only one: True Lorcet (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) is only available in 10mg Hydrocodone and 650mg acetaminophen. ...Read more