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Doctor insights on: Pain Medicine Medication

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Can there be safe pain relievers i can take while on high blood pressure medications?

Can there be safe pain relievers i can take while on high blood pressure medications?

See below: Other than those that act on norepiephrine (nucynta (tapentadol) and tramadol) i think any would be fine. The two that i exclude are simply ones that may interfere with your BP control, but are not absolute contraindications. ...Read more

Analgesic (Definition)

An analgesic is any member of the group of drugs used to ...Read more


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What pain relievers and cold medicines are safe for pregnant women?

What pain relievers and cold medicines are safe for pregnant women?

Pregnancy medication: Most commonly used pain medications (NSAIDs) and over the counter cough, cold medications are not safe in Pregnancy. However they may not be absolutely contraindicated. Please consult your family physician or Obstetrician before taking any medications in pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it bad to take 2 different pain relievers together?

Is it bad to take 2 different pain relievers together?

Depends: You have to clarify what type of pain relievers are you talking about. Are you talking about opioids? Nsaids? Etc. Why are needing pain relievers? Where is the pain? Have your doctor check you. ...Read more

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Could pain relievers stop the cause of the pain or do they just stop the pain?

Could pain relievers stop the cause of the pain or do they just stop the pain?

Treats pain: It does not treat the cause. You need your fracture treated, your appendix removed or the body otherwise has to heal itself. ...Read more

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Any stats on over-the-counter pain relievers?

Any stats on over-the-counter pain relievers?

Stats OTC: The fact that they are otc - there is no interest in collecting stats as there is no money to be made from that data. ...Read more

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What are the side effects from pain relievers?

Pain relievers: If they are opioids - excessive sedation, lack of concentration, nausea, vomiting, breathing issues.
If they are nsaid's - heartburn, bleeding issues/bruising. ...Read more

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Can taking headake/pain relievers damage my kidney?

Can taking headake/pain relievers damage my kidney?

Absolutely: This entity, called analgesic nephropathy, was in fact one of the most common reason for people developing kidney failure and needing dialysis. I wrote a detailed article on this. Here is a link:

http://www.Kidneydoctorbradenton.Org/2013/06/how-do-some-over-counter-pain.Html. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of taking pain relievers almost every day?

All depends: Usual side effects such as sedation, constipation, altered mental status would be immediate or early on when starting the medications. Long term effects can lead to hormone imbalance, osteoporosis, liver and kidney disfunction. Of course abuse and addiction are always a risk but this varies from patient to patient. Many who take daily will become dependent on the medication as well. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter pain relievers are safe to take simultaneously?

Acetaminophen+NSAID: 1st we need to make several assumptions, like not taking any other meds, no liver disease, no alcohol consumption, no heartburn/acid reflux, no kidney disease, etc. In such a situation, one can take acetaminophen + one anti-inflammatory of choice eg ibuprofen or naproxen. But never take 2 anti-inflammatories at same time. Be sure to tell your family doc everything you're taking including OTCs. ...Read more

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What pain relievers have proven to be dangerous on a hangover morning?

All: They are all metabolized in the liver which was "polluted" with alcohol the night before. Tylenol (acetaminophen) is likely the biggest problem. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of the cotton that is placed in bottles of pain relievers?

To make you happy: When i asked around by this i was given several reasons. The ones that made most sense to me were:
1) prevent pill breakage when shaken
2) it makes the customer happy because there is a nice clean fluffy white cotton ball - that way you know it is a fresh bottle and not used. ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me how often should you take pain relievers in a given week?

Only if you need it: Why would you take pain relievers at all. If you have a problem causing pain, find out the cause and treat the cause and the pain will go away. Treating the pain with pain relievers will perpetuate the pain and never get better. ...Read more

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Expert opinion - should overdosing on pain relievers make someone feel no pain when committing suicide?

Expert opinion - should overdosing on pain relievers make someone feel no pain when committing suicide?

Despair : The patient who commits suicide is in a lot of pain and despair in many ways. Neurotransmitters are severely out of balance and narcotics and other antidepressive medications can actually drive people to suicide. .

If someone is suicidal , get them to help fast. ...Read more

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What can I do for headaches, because OTC pain relievers normally don't work? My headaches vary where they occur often.

What can I do for headaches, because OTC pain relievers normally don't work? My headaches vary where they occur often.

Seen a neurologist?: If you have chronic & / or severe headaches - evaluation by a neurologist could be beneficial. The neurologist can recommend a course of action. One possible treatment for headaches is acupuncture. Take care. ...Read more

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Could narcotic pain relievers help all types of pain?

Yes: The national problem which you will not see in the news is the federal dea early december ordered a 40% reduction in opoid production, and distribution nationwide. The have threatened fines and imprisonment to any entity that does not comply. This means that legitimate chronic pain patients will be unable to find their usual prescribed medication anywhere. The ama has filed a lawsuit re the above. ...Read more

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Is it true pain relievers wont wrk w/o acetaminophen?

Is it true pain relievers wont wrk w/o acetaminophen?

No: They're formulated with Acetaminophen for additive pain relieving effect since mechanism of action is different for both. ...Read more

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Can caffeine boost pain relievers for other than headaches?

Usually yes: But you need to know what the cause of you pain is rather that just taking pain meds for no reason.

Get rid of the cause and stop the need to treat the pain, . ...Read more

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Drowsy. What over-the-counter pain relievers would be good?

Drowsy. What over-the-counter pain relievers would be good?

Not many: Nsaids (motrin, aleve, etc) and Acetaminophen (tylenol (acetaminophen)) are you best choices. There are some combination medications such as Excedrin which combine things like aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) and caffeine. There are homeopathic and naturopathic options as well but I am not well versed in these options. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to relieve cramps without use of pain relievers?

Cramps: Cramps might be due to muscle spasm, you can try heat pad and stretching exercise. ...Read more

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Can pain relievers reduce some of the symptoms of withdrawal from nicotine?

Can pain relievers reduce some of the symptoms of withdrawal from nicotine?

No : Opioids should not be use for nicotine withdrawal. You can try reducing your bodies dependence on nicotine by using smaller amounts of nicotine in patches or gum. Chantix works wonders for patients highly dependent on nicotine. It is available with a prescription from your doctor. Some patients don't tolerate it well but the ones that do are amazed at the results. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some easy ways that i can cure soreness without taking pain relievers?

Depends on location:: Depends on the location of the sore muscles. Usually I use a cold or hot pack( whichever you like), massage, stretching exercises or a hot shower usually helps. All of these measures or some might help, to a varying extent.
So try them as they do not have any major side effects. Use the hot pack wrapped nicely in a towel or in a pillow case, so it does not cause a skin burn.
Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some things i can do to help my TMJ syndrome? The pain is really bad, and pain relievers arent helping.

What are some things i can do to help my TMJ syndrome? The pain is really bad, and pain relievers arent helping.

TX can vary: The cause of your tmj/tmd, if known and the duration of your problem, may dictate the treatment. Often treatment for TMJ can vary from person to person and also may sometimes involve seeing other doctors. Physical therapy, tens, ultrasound therapy, exercises, and mouthpieces are the most standard types of treatment. You may need combinations of all. ...Read more

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Looking for more realistic information about salicylamide. Have fibromyalgia and continue looking for pain relievers.?

WRONG APPROACH: It is an older drug from a class called nsaid, it is like Motrin and naproxen. Best way to target fibro is finding real reasons not chasing the sypmtoms. A compounded combo of vitamins and antioxidants long term along with antioxidant rich diet, blueberries and promeganade and fish oils and decrease ongoing oxidation in the body and within few month will definitley make a difference. ...Read more

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What is good timeline for withdrawal from oxycontin? Was on 120 mg for 2.5 months now need to get off the pain relievers at prescribed rate.

Get help: A very gradual taper will help minimize with drawal symptoms. 120 mg is a lot of oxycodone if you have been using that much everyday. You need to get some help through a drug rehab program. At least outpatient and possibly inpatient treatment through a good substance abuse program will give you the help you need. ...Read more