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Is Prednisone Like A Pain Killer
Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Whichever works.: They are complimentary medications. Some respond better to one than the other. Can be taken together or on an alternating schedule. ...Read more
Is tramadol consisdered a weak or strong opioid, is it a strong pain killer? Is it as close as morphine in potency?
Is there such a thing as an effective natural pain killer? This is for joint pain, arthritis in my case. I'd like to stop taking naproxen.
There was a pill called instaflex some time ago, that seemed to alleviate my pain a llittle. But it was too expensi
I'm on Xanax for my anxiety and need to take a mild pain killer like ibuprophen for UTI pain. Is that ok?
Yes: Should not interact.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there something natural i can take that has the same effect as pain meds such as norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or vicodine for back pain? Pain is making everyday hard.
I have servere migrains an prescribed meds an over counter don't work or ease, is pain killer such as a low dose of noroco etc. prescribed an helpful?
Opiates can reduce: headache (HA) pain.Often, other types of HA are misdiagnosed as migraine just because pain is severe.If migraine meds don't work, maybe it's not migraine.Could be due to whiplash (strained occipital tendons)/inflamed nerves/cranial bone dysf.,etc.Exacting history & phys./osteopathic hands-on exam may provide some answers.Proper diagnosis is KEY. Manipulation,neuroprolotherapy, diff meds may help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
There can be: My pharmacy specializes in compounding topical pain creams tailored to target your pain specifically while reducing side effects and drug interactions. We assess the patients pain, perform a comprehensive medication review and work with the patients provider to customize a formula. Although a compound can contain Codeine or morphine there are formulas with other ingredients that are more effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to take a pain killer like Paracetamol on the same day as taking a Benzo like Klonazepam? I have a headache but worried about bad reaction
Yes: paracetamol is the sane as acetaminophen. totally different mechanism from benzodiazepines like clonazepam. It is safe to take together. On the other hand, find out what the headache is from. Neither of the medications you are asking about, despite it can help symptomatically, is very specific for headache. good luck. Feel better ...Read more
Is it true that having an oxycodone prescription for breakthrough pain just makes people take more pain medication?
Oxycodone: Yes and no. Oxycodone is a frequently prescribed immediate release narcotic given to people who are on chronic opioid therapy with a sustained release narcotic taken orally or by patch. The key is frequent follow-up with your pain physician to get to a regimen of sustained release narcotic where you require the minimum amount of oxycodone/breakthrough meds for emergency only. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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