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Advil (ibuprofen) vs toradol, which is better?

Advil (ibuprofen) vs toradol, which is better?

See below: Advil (ibuprofen) is otc and toradol is prescription. Toradol is much stronger than advil (ibuprofen) but has more possible side effects. ...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 are nsaid drugs such as celebrex (celecoxib) different from ordinary pain killers?

How are nsaid drugs such as celebrex (celecoxib) different from ordinary pain killers?

Work @ Injury: For the most part, these meds work at the site of inflammation which is causing the pain. They also have some effect on the brain's perception of pain but the main point of effect is at the area of injury. Injured tissues release toxins which the nsaid's retard the formation of in the local area.Celebrex (celecoxib) is unique from other nsaid's in that it does not thin the blood. ...Read more

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Oxycontin vs. fentanyl patches vs. methadone vs. nucynta, (tapentadol) which is better?

Oxycontin vs. fentanyl patches vs. methadone vs. nucynta, (tapentadol) which is better?

Better for what???: Opioids may be all that a person needs for acute pain (broken bone, sprained ankle) but is NEVER the primary treatment of ANY chronic pain. Each of these drugs has a different half-life, side effect and safety profile, and some are better for some people, and some are more dangerous in some people. Methadone is the most dangerous, particularly when given by doctors with less experience using it. ...Read more

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Which of these is most effetive> Oxycontin vs. fentanyl patches vs. methadone vs. nucynta (tapentadol)?

Which of these is most effetive> Oxycontin vs. fentanyl patches vs. methadone vs. nucynta (tapentadol)?

An impossible ?: All opioid drugs, when given in equivalent doses, are equally effective in most people. Some may be more effective in some people for some kinds of pain, and some may be better tolerated than others in some people. Depends on the kind of pain, the dose given, and the specific biology of the person. Methadone and Nucynta (tapentadol) may be more effective against neuropathy pain than the others in some people. ...Read more

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Are ibuprofen and Aleve equivalent NSAIDs compared to etodolac for treatment of osteoarthritis?

Are ibuprofen and Aleve equivalent NSAIDs compared to etodolac for treatment of osteoarthritis?

NSAIDs: NSAIDs like ibuprofen, naproxen sodium and etodolac have slight ly different properties and side effects. Any patient may respond better to one or another - see which works best for you in. terms of how often you can take the drug and what side effects like stomach upset you experience. Good luck. ...Read more

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Allergic to morphine, vicodin, codeine, nsaids. Chronically ill, looking for pain relief. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is useless. Tramadol ok? Other suggestions?

Allergic to morphine, vicodin, codeine, nsaids. Chronically ill, looking for pain relief. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is useless. Tramadol ok? Other suggestions?

Painful situation: You have a difficult problem which is not uncommon. You need a concerned physician to review the reactions and what alternatives are available for treatment. Ideally you could see an allergist and a pain specialist to resolve this issue. Also i would be looking into alternative methods of controlling pain such as stress reduction meditation and even possibly acupuncture. ...Read more

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Celebrex (celecoxib) vs Aleve for knee pain, which is recommended?

Celebrex (celecoxib) vs Aleve for knee pain, which is recommended?

Have stomach probs?: Celebrex (celecoxib) has been used for patients with gastritis, history of stomach ulcer, as it has a better protective function. ...Read more

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How fast is celebrex (celecoxib) works? For acute pain, is it better to take celebrex (celecoxib) vs. Advil vs. Motrin ?

How fast is celebrex (celecoxib) works? For acute pain, is it better to take celebrex (celecoxib) vs. Advil vs. Motrin ?

Stick with cheap: Stick with advil or aleve . The over-the-counter forms are cheap. Celebrex (celecoxib) is prescription only and very expensive. They all have similar effectiveness. ...Read more

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Safest for osteoarthritis: buffered aspirin, ultracet, (tramdol and acetaminophen) or naproxen?

Safest for osteoarthritis: buffered aspirin, ultracet, (tramdol and acetaminophen) or naproxen?

Naproxen.: I'd choose naproxen for (1) ease of dosing, (2) less stomach toxicity, (3) no addictive potential and ultimately (4) because it works well. ...Read more

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Can weightlifters use narcotic analgesics?

Can weightlifters use narcotic analgesics?

Not recommended: If weight lifting hurts - need to find out why or you should not be doing it. It should be fun. Need to see a trainer - let it heal and start under supervision If it still hurts you must see a physician ...Read more

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Motrin Aleve or celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis, which is better?

Motrin Aleve or celebrex (celecoxib) for arthritis, which is better?

Celebrex (celecoxib): Because the chances to develop gastric discomfort/pain with Celebrex (celecoxib) is much lower and also because you can take it once or twice a day only, Celebrex (celecoxib) would be better. ...Read more

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Regarding analgesic pain management, is it safe to use nsaids such as Aleve (naproxen) in conjunction with acetaminophen?

Regarding analgesic pain  management,  is it safe to use nsaids such as Aleve (naproxen) in conjunction with  acetaminophen?

Yes: Nsaids can cause kidney and GI toxicity, Acetaminophen can cause liver toxicity. Alternating the two can minimize the dose for both classes of drug and reduce toxicity. As always, i encourage working with your doctor to optimize your pain management and medical therapy. ...Read more

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Mobic (meloxicam) vs diclofenac which works better?

Mobic (meloxicam) vs diclofenac which works better?

hard to say: Different people respond best to different nsaids. That said, diclofenac often seems to be the stronger agent. ...Read more

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Which is better for arthritis: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs?

Which is better for arthritis: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or NSAIDs?

You can try: each and find out the answer. In terms of safety, too much nsaids you need to be careful of irritating the lining of your stomach. ...Read more

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Which is safer Advil or Mobic (meloxicam)?

Which is safer Advil or Mobic (meloxicam)?

Compariosns: Here's a comparison: http://treato.com/Ibuprofen,Meloxicam/?a=s It depends on some issues you might know. Neither has no concerns, both are helpful to some for certain conditions. Use info to select the best for you. ...Read more

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Is Ultram pain medicatin a type of narcotic?

Is Ultram pain medicatin a type of narcotic?

Ultram, or tramadol: Works on the same receptors, the mu receptors, but is not a true narcotic. It is considered a narcotic-like pain medication. It can be extremely helpful treating pain and does not have the same abuse potential as narcotics. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Is celebrex (celecoxib) a narcotic?

Is celebrex (celecoxib) a narcotic?

No, just an NSAID: Celebrex (celecoxib) is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication. It does not work on any mu receptors as opioids do and does not cause any central cognitive effects. It works at the site of inflammation only. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Nsaids (Definition)

Nsaid stands for non steroidal anti inflammatory agent. So the most potent anti inflammatory agents are steroids like prednisone. Nsaids are ...Read more