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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
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
Not sure why the ?: since propoxyphene has not been available legally in the United States for about 10 years now. It was taken off the market for 2 major reasons. One was that it simply didn't work. Codeine DOES work. Numerous studies showed that darvon compounds only worked because of the other things in them (aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) etc.) and that darvon alone was a placebo. Secondly, it had cardiac effects. ...Read more
Off market: Darvocet is off the market.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not really better: "Sleepy" over-the counter medicine contains a sedating antihistamine, so it may be slightly more effective at drying up runny nose and might make it a little easier to fall asleep compared with daytime cold medicine. Sleep is very important for the body to heal properly. Over the counter medicine treats only symptoms to help you feel better, they do not shorten the disease course at all ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Novoprofen is plain ibuprofen, same thing that is in Motrin and many other brands. Depends on what you mean by "stronger" to some extent. If you had inflammation, like a sprained ankle, Ibuprofen is likely to reduce that inflammation over time far more than tylenol (acetaminophen) and oxycodone. However, the oxycodone will have more effects on immediately reducing pain than Ibuprofen does. Also has more risks. ...Read more
The same: In the same dose, they are essentially the same. The liquid may be absorbed a little faster but both work equally in equal doses. ...Read more
Taken off Nucynta (tapentadol) ER 100mgx2 and Nucynta (tapentadol) 50mgx3 and started on butrans 7.5. New meds is not helping much w/pain,+mild withdrawal. Any advice?
Please don't: Just change medications doses without speaking with your prescribing doctor. Medications like Nucynta (tapentadol) and Butrans and Nucynta (tapentadol) are both DEA controlled substances(III and II respectively). You don't want to mess around with these meds without guidance as it may lead to your doctor stop prescribing for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
MS and methadone: I disagree. Both are potent narcotics that can activate the disease of addiction in susceptible patients. The physical withdrawal from Methadone is more prolonged than the withdrawal from morphone but they both can activate addiction. Methadone is used in substitution therapy for other opiate addictions because it gets across the blood-brain barrier more slowly and causes less euphoria & sedation. ...Read more
Side Effects: Although wellbutrin (bupropion) generally has a stimulating effect, some who take it do experience increased drowsiness, and this symptom may be more noticeable if you have just begun taking the medication, as your body is trying to adjust, or if you are not consistently taking your medication. Discuss this symptom with your prescribing physician, who can advise you on how to proceed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Daughter has major depress., suicide thoughts.Had ED @16, age now 19.On 225 mgs Effexor ER for long time, not working anymore. Add Abilify (aripiprazole) or Remeron?
Talk with MD: It sounds like ur involved ur dtrs care; w/ her consent, you cld schedule a meeting with her & her doc or encourage her to c her doc ASAP. Doc needs to be made aware of ongoing sxs, particularly suicidal thoughts, so that the most effective tx can be selected. A back up plan for active suicidal plan/intent should be discussed. The best med is the 1 that works best 4 ur dtr. Work closely w her md. ...Read more
Arcalion is not: An antidepressant. But, there are no contraindications to using this combination. ...Read more
No: It has a little more tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) but the main ingredient, hydrocodone, is still 5 mg. The FDA has ruled that no opiate combination pill should contain more than 325 mg of tylenol (acetaminophen), (acetaminophen) because along with prescription opiate epidemic and addiction to opiates has come excessive amount of tylenol (acetaminophen) ingestion with many cases of liver damage and even death. ...Read more