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Can you tell me about narcotic pain medication?

Can you tell me about narcotic pain medication?

Used sparingly: For moderately severe pain and only for brief periods of time, either during or after surgery, and for those individuals who require ongoing pain control or for withdrawal management. ...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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How can I avoid withdrawls from narcotic pain medication?

How can I avoid withdrawls from narcotic pain medication?

Not Reliably..: You may minimize these symptoms by withdrawing slowly, preferably under the direction of a health care professional. He/she may suggest replacement medications within the context of your medical profile and current circumstances. Long-time users, people with long-term and ongoing pain control issues, and those with chronic diseases do not allow for a simple answer to this question. ...Read more

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

It Depends: The answer is specific to the drug (s) involved, your general medical profile including the states of your liver and kidney functions, length of use, dosage, etc. If your question is more than for general information or curiosity, please consult with your pcp. ...Read more

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Is it possible to not have withdrawls from narcotic pain medication?

Is it possible to not have withdrawls from narcotic pain medication?

Difficult to answer: Depending on how long, what dose and what drug, withdrawal symptoms can occur. A slow tapering (gradual reduction in tablets per day) can reduce the severity of withdrawal. There are also some drugs that can reduce withdrawal symptoms. Check with your physician. ...Read more

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How long do you have to be off narcotic pain medication before you can drive?

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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How long do you have to be off narcotic pain medication before you are ok to drive?

How long do you have to be off narcotic pain medication before you are ok to drive?

Opioids and driving: This really depends if you have benn on opioids for a short or long time. I typically tell my patients to wait at least 24hrs. Those that have been on medication long term I will see them first after they have stopped the medication before I instruct them in driving. ...Read more

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What's a good non- narcotic pain medication?

NSAIDS or: The most available are nsaids (like acetominaphen, ibuprofen, naproxsyn). Their side effects can include liver and kidney trouble, ulcers or stomach bleeding. Other prescription medications that can be considered are Gabapentin & tramadol, cymbalta, (duloxetine) depending on the cause of the pain. ...Read more

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What happens if you take narcotic pain medication while you have asthma?

Usually nothing: Most opioid pain medications will not effect your asthma directly, however some opioids (such as morphine) can cause histamine release which could trigger an asthma attack. ...Read more

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Are there any narcotic pain medication that don't metabolize in the liver?

Are there any narcotic pain medication that don't metabolize in the liver?

No: Injected or transdermal opioids initiallt bypassing liver but then will be metabolized there anyway. ...Read more

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Could my psychiatrist prescribe a narcotic pain medication?

Agree w Dr Kent: Some psychiatrists deal with pain extensively in their practice and others elect not to. For instance - I do not prescribe narcotics for my pain patients. I do however, offer acupuncture to them. ...Read more

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What is a good non- narcotic pain medication?

What is a good non- narcotic pain medication?

See below:: Over the counter products examples:
1. Acetaminophen (tylenol)
2. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids): aspirin, Ibuprofen (advil, motrin), or Naproxen (naprosyn, aleve). ...Read more

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Regardless of what anyone says it is been determined that my migraines as severe as they are need special narcotic pain medication?

Regardless of what anyone says it is been determined that my migraines as severe as they are need special narcotic pain medication?

NO: Opiates are not recommended for chronic use with migraine headaches. There are specific practice guidelines as to which medications in which order should be tried along with preventative meds. Narcotics are not the answer here. ...Read more

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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 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

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What is the definition or description of: Narcotic pain medication allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Narcotic pain medication allergy?

Anaphylaxis: A true med allergy is one that no matter the dose, a full blown shut down of all major systems in the body occurs. Skin rash/hives, difficulty breathing, CV Ominous arrhythmia, full blown kidney failure. Immediate intervention and supportive care required to prevent death.
Sometimes a mild variation in reaction occurs, short of breath, a skipped heart beat, itchy rash that resolves w w/o help ...Read more

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Has anyone ever heard of abusing talwin-a narcotic pain medication?

Has anyone ever heard of abusing talwin-a narcotic pain medication?

Absolutely!: Yes, although rare, I have had a few talwin (pentazocine) addicts in my substance abuse practice. Scary, right? Don't be fooled if someone tries to tell you otherwise! ...Read more

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What are some narcotic pain medication for dry socket?

No: Your dentist can place a medication in the socket which helps stop the pain quite quickly. Taking ibuprophen and tylenol (acetaminophen) until you see your dentist will help temporarily. ...Read more

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Can fibromyalgia pain require narcotic pain medication?

Rarely: Opioids are a last resort and are only considered an option if all traditional medications have failed. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about talwin-a narcotic pain medication?

Can you tell me about talwin-a narcotic pain medication?

Pentazocine: Talwin (pentazocine) is a mixed agonist–antagonist narcotic (opioid analgesic) drug of the benzomorphan class of opioids used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. Pentazocine is administered by subcutaneous, intramuscular, and intravenous injection as the lactate. It is also available in 50 mg tablets with Naloxone added and also used in analgesic. ...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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What is the best way to deal with constipation when taking narcotic pain medication?

What is the best way to deal with constipation when taking narcotic pain medication?

COLACE (docusate sodium): I recommend to my patients colace (docusate) one every 12 hours. It's a stool softener that helps draw water into your colon to flush things along. If that doesn't help, then two every twelve hours. If that doesn't help, then MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) - one capful daily. Make sure you drink plenty of water to flush things along. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's possible to talk to people who are on high doses of narcotic pain medication?

Wondering if it's possible to talk to people who are on high doses of narcotic pain medication?

Best place to: Recommend this, if you are looking for support, is any of the major pain support groups. Many of the patients are open about the medication they are taking and will be happy to speak with you about their personal stories. Check out
http://www. Uspainfoundation. Org/
for listing of support groups. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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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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Will? Abuse of? Narcotic pain medication ruin your teeth?

No and yes: The use of the narcotic will not do it itself. However, it is common to find that those who who have issues with substance abuse tent to also neglect their own health. Failure to properly take care of your oral health can lead to major dental problems. ...Read more

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Can a manic episode be triggered by lortab or other narcotic pain medication?

Can a manic episode be triggered by lortab or other narcotic pain medication?

Possibly...: 1st, make proper dx. Is DX bipolar disorder, where they're r periods of depression and hypomania? Many triggers, prob an internalized experience leading to changes in specific neurotransmitters in specific part of the brain. The one that will recognize the early signs is not person themself, but the professional or family member that knows her/him best. When manic, feels good & stops med-not good! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a manic episode triggered by lortab or other narcotic pain medication?

Is it possible to have a manic episode triggered by lortab or other narcotic pain medication?

Drug Use: Narcotic medication can induce a euphoria that can be similiar to a manic episode of depression. However, when the effects of the med wears off, so does tge euphoria. You won't experience the same effects unless you would take more of the med, while mania tends to cycle regardless of environmental triggers. There are a number of other differences as well. ...Read more

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Can narcotic pain medication lead to tooth decay?

Can narcotic pain medication lead to tooth decay?

Codeine and saliva: One side effect of Codeine is reduced saliva or dry mouth. Saliva helps dilute the effect of acid from bacteria that causes tooth decay. Any medication that leads to a dry mouth can lead to more tooth decay. There are over the counter products that can reduce the effect of dry mouth. ...Read more

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Generally speaking, how long should I expect to be on narcotic pain medication after tarsal tunnel syndrome surgery?

Less than a day: Over the bandage and dressings, the application of a posterior rest splint (the back half of a cast) for immobilization minimizes motion and thus minimizes pain. ...Read more

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Do narcotic pain medications cause elevated enzyme levels?

Depends: Depends on base line liver function and dose of narcotics ...Read more

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How early can I get a non narcotic pain medications refilled?

Depends: I'm not sure by what you mean by how early. In general how often a medication can be bought is determined by your insurance plan. How often a prescription can be ordered is generally at your doctors discretion. ...Read more

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When is the earliers I can get a non narcotic medication refilled?

When is the earliers I can get a non narcotic medication refilled?

Speak with Doctor: There is no guidelines for medications refills. Generally patients get monthly refills, but you need to speak with your doctor regarding their policy on early refills. Every doctor is different on how they manage their prescription writing. ...Read more

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Narcotic/opioid pain medications make me nauseous/vomit, what prevents that?

Narcotic/opioid pain medications make me nauseous/vomit, what prevents that?

Agree w Dr. Jenkins: Use of antiemetic is one option. Acupuncture, aromatherapy, ginger and acupupressure are other options to reduce the side effects of nausea/ vomiting. ...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's the best way to get off pain medications without narcotics?

Activity: Mild to moderate activity is always beneficial especially if it can address some of the underlying causes of the pain. There are non-narcotic meds that can substantially reduce the transmission of pain signals to and in your brain. You should probably see a pain specialist and discuss your goals. Don't rely entirely on passive therapies such as interventional pain procedures or chiropractic. ...Read more

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Can you tell me more about narcotic pain medications actually aggravating the pain?

This can happen in: Two ways. One, you actually increase the number of mu receptors by chronic use of opioid medications and making you have an increased sensitivity to pain along with developing a resistance to the opioid effects at current levels, always needing more. Or, second, you can develop opioid induced hyperalgesia, which is an acute reaction to opioids leading to exquisite pain that gets worse with dosing. ...Read more

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Narcotic Pain Medication (Definition)

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


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