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Is hydrocodeine a good painkiller for your knee. I heard is a strong medicine ?

Is hydrocodeine a good painkiller for your knee. I heard is a strong medicine ?

Maybe: It will work, but like all opioids it does nothing for the underlying problem. Rest, ice and anti-inflamatory medications are cetianly first line treatments. If the pain persists or if there is extensive swelling see your doctor. ...Read more

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Painkiller (Definition)

"painkiller" is a general term and not a medical term. Literally, it is something that "kills" the pain. That can include just about anything that ...Read more


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Is it safe to take vicodin for a concussion? I have vicodin from a recent surgery and my headache is awful.

Is it safe to take vicodin for a concussion? I have vicodin from a recent surgery and my headache is awful.

Vicodin: Narcotic medications are certainly not the mainstay of concussion treatment. See your physician for concussion work up and treatment. Pain medications can mask serious problems not only cognitively but intracranially. ...Read more

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What is a good medication for pain from arthritis when hydrocodone and percocet do not work?

What is a good medication for pain from arthritis when hydrocodone and percocet do not work?

Arthritis pain: You have osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis? For oa-use pain patch, joint injection, pt, acupuncture ; joint replacement by orthopedist, if pain is debilitating. For ra, see rheumatologist for steroids, Methotrexate ; disease modifying agents. Thanks. ...Read more

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I heard a good combonation therapy for trigenial neuralgia syndrome is gabapentin and oxycodone is that true? This personally worked for me

I heard a good combonation therapy for trigenial neuralgia syndrome is gabapentin and oxycodone is that true? This personally worked for me

Yes and no: The gabapentin, or other antiseizure medications like it, will usually do a good job preventing the shocks in your face. Oxycodone is a very addictive narcotic. If your symptoms are so bad you need narcotics, then you should consider surgery. I do a "keyhole microvascular decompression" which allows most of my patinets to go home the day after surgery, with over 90% cure rate and no numbness. ...Read more

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Is it a good or bad idea to use diclofenac sodium for period pain?

Is it a good or bad idea to use diclofenac sodium for period pain?

You can: It is an nsaid, blocks prostaglandins and can help as long as your physician agrees you can take it. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good medicine to relieve toothache pains for a kid?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is a good medicine to relieve toothache pains for a kid?

Common options: There are a few over the counter medicines that are safe in pediatric doses, namely Ibuprofen and tylenol (acetaminophen). Anything stronger requires a prescription. Tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine might be considered. If the tooth is infected, an antibiotic may provide temporary relief but should not be considered a cure. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to take pain relief medicine while doing a football conditioning?

Is it a good idea to take pain relief medicine while doing a football conditioning?

Perhaps not: Pain can be a body's way of telling you that you are over-stressing your body. Check with a food sports medicine doctor for the answer to that question. ...Read more

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What is a good OTC pain medicine for a broken limb injury?

What is a good OTC pain medicine for a broken limb injury?

None: Can't really think of an OTC med strong enough to quell the pain of a broken limb. Usually narcotic pain relievers would be used. I never recommend NSAIDS like Advil or Aleve when you need healing as they do relieve pain, but they also interfere with the healing process, potentially prolonging the healing phase.You're pretty much left with Tylenol (acetaminophen). If no choice & really need relief, use an NSAID. ...Read more

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What is a strong painkiller I can take if I have a morphine allergy?

What is a strong painkiller I can take if I have a morphine allergy?

Narcotics: Unfortunately, narcotics act to decrease mast cell threshold such that an itchy rash occurs commonly. This does not usually correspond to a true antibody-mediated allergy. The good news is that morphine does this the most, so some people tolerate other narcotic pain medications such as Fentanyl even if morphine causes hives. An Allergist may be helpful in generating safe and effective options. ...Read more

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Hello Docs!! I suffer with severe CRPS/RSDS and a new Doc insisted that Suboxone is stronger/more effective than opioids for pain mngmnt, is this true?

Hello Docs!!
I suffer with severe CRPS/RSDS and a new Doc insisted that Suboxone is stronger/more effective than opioids for pain mngmnt, is this true?

Suboxone: Is a combination opiate/ opiate antagonist approved as maintenance therapy for opiate dependence. Only docs with specific training will be able to prescribe it, if needed, since it requires a specific license. ...Read more

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What is a good over-the-counter medication for arthritis?

What is a good over-the-counter medication for arthritis?

There are a few: The most commonly used is acetaminophen Ibuprofen and naproxen are also used Various topical agents are also used like capsaicin or any topical counter irritants like icy hot etc ...Read more

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I have moderate copd my doctor prescribed anoro. I have heard this is not a good medicine to take for me. what is the best medicine for my copd?

I have moderate copd  my doctor prescribed anoro. I have heard this is not a good medicine to take for me.  what is the best medicine for my copd?

See below: Where did you hear it wasn't a good medicine? And what did you hear about it? I've used it a number of times for COPD and it seems to work great. As far as what's best for you, that would be up to you and your pulmonologist. It would be difficult for us on Healthtap to say without knowing your history, etc. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea to take pain relief medicine while doing a football tryout?

Is it a good idea to take pain relief medicine while doing a football tryout?

Self Medication: You do not specify the type of medication. I may take a couple of advil (ibuprofen) before I do something athletic, but i would neve take a prescription medication prior to a workout, or tryout. Too many reasons to list here, but masking real pain, fatigue or euphoria, drug testing etc are just a few. If you are up to the sport - go do it. If not, see a sports medicine physician for help. ...Read more

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Is fioricet(plain) and norco10/325 a good combination for tension/migraines? It seems to be the only thing that has worked for me. My new dr disagrees

Is fioricet(plain) and norco10/325 a good combination for tension/migraines? It seems to be the only thing that has worked for me. My new dr disagrees

Not a good plan: Fioricet ; Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) are habit-forming medications, and migraine can be a very long-term problem. Beyond conventional meds, many nutritional interventions may help, such as adding magnesium. Coq10, riboflavin (vit b2), and herbal feverfew. Eliminate coffee/caffeine, and monitor your diet for food sensitivities. Biofeedback and other mind-body approaches can help too. http://tinyurl.com/y883ulg. ...Read more

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