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What are the side effects of tramadol apap for pain and headaches?

What are the side effects of tramadol apap for pain and headaches?

Rebound: This along with various otc remedies and narcotics can cause rebound headaches. ...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 main side effects of methadone (for pain management)?

What are the main side effects of methadone (for pain management)?

Many: I personally do not use Methadone as i feel the dangers outweigh any advantage over other opioids. The most significant side effects are that of breathing suppression and heart electrical conduction problems. ...Read more

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Side effects of vicodin for chronic pain?

Side effects of vicodin for chronic pain?

The biggest problem: Is that as you use this regularly, the pain is magnfied during those periods the drug wearing off(3-4 hrs later) . This adds to and perpetuates baseline pain. ...Read more

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Side effects of oxycodone for chronic pain?

Side effects of oxycodone for chronic pain?

See answer below: Constipation is going to be a big one. Dependence is another. Pain is a common part of life, and taking it away completely with oxycodone lowers the pain threshold which ultimately makes people feel more vulnerable and less tolerant to common, nonpathologic pains and aches. I would be very careful not to use oxycodone for chronic pain as other alternatives are better fitted for this purpose. ...Read more

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Is oxycodone or other narcotics any good for pain from diabetic neuropathy?

Is oxycodone or other narcotics any good for pain from diabetic neuropathy?

As a last resort: While narcotics are very effective against a wide variety of pain syndromes, their side effects, tendency to cause tolerance, and addiction potential make them agents to use only if more targeted treatment (such as treatment for neuropathic pain) has failed. Often, narcotic medications must be written for and monitored by a dedicated pain clinic. ...Read more

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the hip and leg pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication like nsaids, muscle relaxants, narcotics ... ...Read more

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Could narcotic pain relievers help all types of pain?

Yes: The national problem which you will not see in the news is the federal dea early december ordered a 40% reduction in opoid production, and distribution nationwide. The have threatened fines and imprisonment to any entity that does not comply. This means that legitimate chronic pain patients will be unable to find their usual prescribed medication anywhere. The ama has filed a lawsuit re the above. ...Read more

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Most common side effects of oxycodone (percocet) to relieve pains?

Most common side effects of oxycodone (percocet) to relieve pains?

See answer below: Constipation is going to be a big one. Dependence is another. Pain is a common part of life, and taking it away completely with oxycodone lowers the pain threshold which ultimately makes people feel more vulnerable and less tolerant to common, nonpathologic pains and aches. I would be very careful not to use oxycodone for chronic pain as other alternatives are better fitted for this purpose. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine for pain?

What are some side effects of tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine for pain?

Similar to morphine: Codiene is classed as an opiate. The parent drug of this class is morphine. The side effects are similar for all drugs in the class and include itching, nausea, vomiting, euphoria, drowsiness, dry mouth, depression, urinary retention (difficulty urinating) and constipation. A potentially serious side effect is respiratory depression or a slowing of respirations leading to respiratory arrest. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of percocet for pain?

The biggest problem: Is that as you use this regularly, the pain is magnfied during those periods the drug wearing off(3-4 hrs later) . This adds to and perpetuates baseline pain. Not an issue for short term use. May cause nausea and constipation. ...Read more

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Are there any other non opiate pain killers besides 'tramadol' to control abdominal and stomach pains?

Are there any other non opiate pain killers besides 'tramadol' to control abdominal and stomach pains?

Tramadol technically: is an opiate. It is a synthetic opiate receptor binding drug and is effective for mild to moderate pain. There are many modalities for treating pain other than medication alone. If this is a chronic problem you may wish to speak with a pain specialist (in fact I strongly recommend this). NSAIDs like Ibuprofen and Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also helpful for pain, but have significant potential for adverse effect ...Read more

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What are the rules for driving while taking long term pain medication under the care of a pain management specialist? Many thanks.

What are the rules for driving while taking long term pain medication under the care of a pain management specialist? Many thanks.

Variable: Depending on your state laws, it may be illegal to drive at all when taking certain medications, so this is not the place to ask. You need to contact a local attorney and get the correct information. If your work depends on interstate driving, the federal rules are far more stringent, and you need to be aware of them. ...Read more

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What is the recommended non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

It depends: On the cause. Most joint pain can be helped with gentle manual therapies to improve alignment (osteopathy, feldenkrais, cranial), physical therapy, home exercise to strengthen muscles & support joints. Add an anti-inflammatory diet (find online), same (400-1600 mg/day) (not if bipolar or prostate cancer), take with b-complex, and glucosamine-15oo mg/d. All nutritional changes take time to work. ...Read more

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What are some reasons for leg pain in both legs without relief from requip (ropinirole) and pain meds?

What are some reasons for leg pain in both legs without relief from requip (ropinirole) and pain meds?

Other causes of leg: Pains include muscle/nerve inflammation, pinched nerve in the lumbar spine, diabetes, poor circulation, medication side effect etc. Hope u feel better soon! ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking several pain killers?

What are the side effects of taking several pain killers?

Together?: Death due to respiratory compromise. Only take pain medications if they are prescribed to you by a physician. ...Read more

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Can taking 1/2 norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10-325 cause dependence? Need for lower back pain.

Can taking 1/2 norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) 10-325 cause dependence?  Need for lower back pain.

Narcotics: Like most human issues! it depends! most humans can tolerate some component of misadventure. ...Read more

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Good narcotic pain medications for stomach pain?

Most narcotics: Are not great at treating stomach pain. Things like gastritis will still be painful and taking narcotics will slow gastric emptying, maybe lending to worse pain. If you have chronic stomach pain, see an interventional pain doc and he may be able to do a block of the celiac plexus, which may help, but can be a risky shot. This would only be a thought if pain is extreme. ...Read more

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What are some alternatives to narcotics in pain relief?

What are some alternatives to narcotics in pain relief?

Pain Relief: Physical therapy, massage therapy, heated aqua therapy, magnesium, tramadol, namenda, (memantine) muscle relaxants, etc. There are many treatments for pain. The best answer is to get to the root cause and alleviate the underlying problem. ...Read more

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Narcotics for treating chronic back pain and side effects?

Narcotics for treating chronic back pain and side effects?

No: Narcotics can be used in the short term, but you need to find out what is the cause of your pain. Seek a spinal specialist. ...Read more

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