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Dr. Jack Goloff
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Narcotic Pain Medication (Overview)

Narcotic pain medicines can be used when a migraine is severe. Narcotics should not be used for long periods, because dependence in both mom and baby can develop.


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What narcotic pain medication will not metabolize in the liver?

What narcotic pain medication will not metabolize in the liver?

None,at least partly: Most drugs are metabolized in the liver or kidney, but almost all a combination of both. It is the proportion metabolized in one or other that varies. Alsoimpish liver, it is key to know which enzyme system metabolizes which drug, to understand what interaction one drug will have on another. A most important example is Coumadin (warfarin). Narcotics, as a family of drugs-mostly liver. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Goloff
156 doctors shared insights

Narcotic Pain Medication (Overview)

Narcotic pain medicines can be used when a migraine is severe. Narcotics should not be used for long periods, because dependence in both mom and baby can develop.


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How long does narcotic pain medication get stuck in your system?

How long does narcotic pain medication get stuck in your system?

Narctoics & driving: The answer entirely depends on which narcotic and how it is taken. The different meds have different 1/2 lives listed and that reflects the 1/2 time for clearence. But clearence also is affected by an individuals live and kidney function. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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Doctors, can my psychiatrist prescribe a narcotic pain medication?

Doctors, can my psychiatrist prescribe a narcotic pain medication?

A psychiatrist: is a medical doctor, he ma prescribe any medication he pleases ...Read more

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Can long term use of narcotic pain medication have effects?

Can long term use of narcotic pain medication have effects?

Yes: Addiction being the most concerning. Most short acting opioids contain tylenol (acetaminophen) (lortab, percocet, Norco etc). Long term use of high dose tylenol (acetaminophen) can cause lever damage. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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What narcotic pain medication is used for dry socket?

What narcotic pain medication is used for dry socket?

Not needed if: You see the dentist everyday for about 2 weeks to change the iodoform gauze. ...Read more

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What are long term use of narcotic pain medication adverse side effects?

What are  long term use of narcotic pain medication adverse side effects?

Multiple: Constipation; liver or kidney damage; mental & personality changes; decreased pain controll through decreased opiate receptors for the drug to attach to; and decreased productivity and rehab potential. These are just a few. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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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


Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Pain Medication (Definition)

Pain medications are ...Read more