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Is Acetaminophen An Opioid
No, acetaminophen: Tylenol is the most widely promoted & purchased brand of acetaminophen, see: http://www.rxlist.com/tylenol-drug.htm, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tylenol, http://courses.chem.psu.edu/chem36/Chem36H/IndivExpt1/461%20Acetaminophen.pdf & http://fp.ucalgary.ca/FMResidentSecure/Articles/acetaminophen.pdf for a variety of information on th acetaminophen molecule. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
As others said, : Tramadol is a synthetic narcotic. As a neurologist I try avoiding it when possible due to its risk vs. benefits when it comes to ACTUAL pain relief scores for conditions such as radiculopathy, neuropathy, & headaches vs. # of significant side effects such as seizures and conversion of pain into chronic form due to quick tolerance of the body and risk of medication overuse syndrome. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
Yes: Meperidine, or demerol, (meperidine hydrochloride) is a very addictive opiate. The opiate also forms a significant physiologic dependence in patients if used for extended periods. Addiction is a biopsychosocial disease with a genetic predisposition. Dependency is a physiologic dependence on a medication. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) or Meperidine may cause both. ...Read more
No, it is not: Paracetamol is not classified as an NSAID. It works different from how NSAIDs work in the body and is associated with different side effects. Paracetamol is widely used for pain and fever but does not treat inflammation or swelling like NSAIDs do. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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