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Norgesic Combination Agent For Pain
Both are different: Both are totally different, the former is in the NSAID class and the latter in the opioid class. Both have side effects that are class specific as well. So the answer is it depends some people do well with nsaids and there's with opioids. One has to look at what is being treated. Talk to your md. ...Read more
It depends: I'm not aware of any controlled trials etc looking at topical cannabis creams for musculo-skeletal pain which as you might realize encompasses many different conditions. I have authorized medical cannabis for over 10 years. I would predict it generally has about a 1 in 3 chance of being effective. When oral cannabis helps the creams seem to work I would estimate in over 50% of the cases. ...Read more
It depends: A patient's response to medications for pain is variable. These medications are not the same and work differently on the body. There is no answer to this other than a physician supervised trial. ...Read more
Which opioid medication or combination of opioids, is most effective to help treat chronic neuropathic pelvic pain?
Pain mgmt: Solaraze gel is an anti-inflammatory used in the management of pain. sun avoidance is recommended and allergic reactions may occur. ...Read more
Tramadol related: Depending on the type and severity of pain there is no reason why they cannot work. ...Read more
I'm taking Amitryptyline, Neurontin (gabapentin) and Naproxen for severe back pain and spasms. Is it safe to take methocarbamol as well?
See your doctor!: Opiate withdrawal should be overseen by your doctor, who will help you tailor medications to your specific situation. It is not possible to say what medication or dose should be used by any individual. The answer depends on what kind of opiate you have been taking, in what dose, and for what reason. Your underlying state of health is also important. See your doctor, and best wishes for success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is esgic (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) an effective pain reliever other than for headaches?
Yes: Esgic, (acetaminophen butalbital and caffeine) also known by the name Fioricet contains butalbital (a barbiturate), caffeine and acetaminophen. It can help for pain other then headache. You have to be very cautious with barbiturates however. They can cause significant CNS depression. And if used too often can cause rebound headaches. It would be safer to use Acetaminophen or an NSAID alone. ...Read more
Oxycodone: Is more effectiveGet a more detailed answer ›
No: No. You will probably need an opioid based pain reliever. ...Read more
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