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Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Pain Medication (Overview)

Pain medication is a medication similar to Pain medicine. Pain medications are used to control pain.


Dr. Peter Kurzweil
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
44 years in practice
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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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Pain Medication (Overview)

Pain medication is a medication similar to Pain medicine. Pain medications are used to control pain.


Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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Is there any treatment for keloid scars? Or medication to ease rhe pain, they are very painful, like electrical discharges. I have them on my back.

Is there any treatment  for keloid scars? Or medication to ease rhe pain, they are very painful, like electrical discharges. I have them on my back.

See below: There are many possible treatments for keloids which range from medicine injections into the site to surgery to freezing them to radiation to laser treatments. Talk to your doctor about the possibilities. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
Board Certified, Pain Management
33 years in practice
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Why are so many doctors hesitant to prescribe pain medications for fibromyalgia?

Why are so many doctors hesitant to prescribe pain medications for fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia: The current feeling is avoid using opioids in fibromyalgia. This does not mean that in severe cases opioids should not be used. Docotrs have to justify their prescription - so if the exam shows no objective findings then there would be no indication to write for an opioid - just saying "i have pain" is not enough. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Wodi
Board Certified, Pharmacology
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How safe are the commonly prescribed pain medications?

How safe are the commonly prescribed pain medications?

Relatively safe: If used as prescribed, most pain medications are relatively safe. The danger comes when they are misused or abused for recreation. ...Read more

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Dr. Karl Haake
Board Certified, Anesthesiology
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Can you use pain medication when pregnant?

Can you use pain medication when pregnant?

It depends: Tylenol is safe during pregnancy. Ibuprofen is generally considered not safe during pregnancy. Narcotics should rarely, if ever, be used due to the risk to your baby. There is a significant risk that the baby would become dependent upon the narcotics and go through withdrawal after birth. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gofeld
Board Certified, Pain Management
26 years in practice
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How can you prevent getting used to pain medication?

How can you prevent getting used to pain medication?

Short term use : Taking pain medications for a short period of time after surgery or trauma will be most probably safe. If you have to take medications on an ongoing basis, avoid long-acting opioids, take medications for pain only and not other symptoms (such as sleep disturbsnce) and reduce the amount as much as possible. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Skidmore
Board Certified, Dentistry
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What is the most effective pain medication for chronic long term dental pain?

Fix it: Chronic dental pain is not a good sign and should be treated. Once the root of the problem is fixed you won't have any pain. There are no good long term pain killers. Every pain killer has a side effect and harms other organs in your body long term. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Beasley
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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Should I go back to work while still taking pain medication?

Generally No: Many narcotic pain medications can make you drowsy, so going back to work while taking them may be dangerous. However, if it is a non-narcotic pain reliever such as ibuprofen, you should have not limitations on work activities. ...Read more

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Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
Board Certified, Pain Management
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Which pain medication works better?

Which pain medication works better?

No answer: The best drug is the one that works with the lowest side effect incidence. That will change between patients. ...Read more

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