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What are some alternative/substitutes for (narcotic) painkillers?

What are some alternative/substitutes for (narcotic) painkillers?

NSAIDs : Ipobrufen , acethinophen, Aspirin are the drugs which can be used in pain control. Physical therapy, depression treatment also can help with pain control. See pain specialist. ...Read more

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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What are the differences between narcotic and non-narcotic painkillers?

What are the differences between narcotic and non-narcotic painkillers?

Addiction : Non-narcotic pain killers are all different classes of drugs. The main differences: narcotics stronger and have definite addiction potential. ...Read more

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How long after stopping Suboxone does someone have to wait before narcotic painkillers become effective?

How long after stopping Suboxone does someone have to wait before narcotic painkillers become effective?

24 to 36 hours: Suboxone will be out of the system after 24 to 36 hours. Patients with opioid addiction should be not using any narcotic painkillers after stopping suboxone as it triggers and activates the craving for narcotics, . ...Read more

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Is there any safe prescription painkillers that are not narcotic/addictive?

Is there any safe prescription painkillers that are not narcotic/addictive?

Yes: There are several options available that are non narcotic. Options range from aleve, celebrex, (celecoxib) vioxx to toradol. These are nsaids (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs). You should check with your healthcare provider to see which one is most appropriate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be immune to narcotic medications ? I got injured and was given a morphine drip but no response. But Toradol worked wonders?

Is it possible to be immune to narcotic medications ? I got injured and was given a morphine drip but no response. But Toradol worked wonders?

No real immunity: You can be intolerant to narcotics (getting bad reaction or an allergy). You can be insensitive ( when a higher dose than usual is needed for an effect) or an error could have occurred where there was no morphine in that drip! Fortunately, with the Toradol, all was well. ...Read more

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Methadone best alt. To narcotic painkiller to ask md for from pain due to pegasys/ribavirin treatment?

Methadone best alt. To narcotic painkiller to ask md for from pain due to pegasys/ribavirin treatment?

No: Ribavirin and pegylated interferon cause many many nasty symptoms, but pain is not a prominent one of them, and there is no need for opioids. I have treated over 1000 people who were getting this treatment, and i myself went through this treatment 7 years ago (and it was a success). No narcotics should be needed or used. If you are having severe pain, something else is causing it. ...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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Ketorolac (Definition)

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