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Analgesic (Definition)

Analgesic is a medication similar to Pain medicine. An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more


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What is the strongest over-the-counter pain reliever?

What is the strongest over-the-counter pain reliever?

You may be surprised: but hypnosis is the strongest over the counter pain reliever. An easy to learn natural process which can be used to reduce/manage chronic pain (migraines), do dental work, even as anesthesia for operations (although I have never been brave enough to try that!). There are no side effects and it is non-addictive. Speak with a trained clinical psychologist about how it could help you reduce your pain ...Read more

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What's the most effective over-the-counter pain reliever?

What's the most effective over-the-counter pain reliever?

Depends: It depends on any other problems you may have, but in the absence of liver disease tylenol in recommended amounts and in the absence of kidney or stomach trouble, Ibuprofen or Naproxen are effective. Ibuprofen or Naproxen is proabably better than tylenol for pain, especially arthritic pain. Neither should be used in large amounts or for a prolonged period of time without consulting a physician. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter pain reliever is best for relieving back pain?

Which over-the-counter pain reliever is best for relieving back pain?

NSAID's: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Physical therapy, surgery & medications (i.e. NSAID's or muscle relaxants) are sometimes advised. ...Read more

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What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter pain reliever for pms?

What do doctors think is the top over-the-counter pain reliever for pms?

At Healthtap we try: To steer clear of recommending particular brands. A combination pain reliever with diuretic can be beneficial. Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter pain reliever works best after tooth extraction?

Which over-the-counter pain reliever works best after tooth extraction?

Ibuprofen: Ibuprofen 600-800mg taken every six hours works great. If allergic to aspirin, nsaids or are taking blood thinners ask your doctor first. Acetaminophen (paracetamol) 650mg every 6 hours will help, but will not control the inflammation that causes the pain. If needed, you can take both if you don't exceed 3200mg Ibuprofen or 3000mg Acetaminophen per day. Talk to your dentist for specific help. ...Read more

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