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

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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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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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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Dr. Jack Goloff
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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


Dr. Mitchell Cohn
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Pain Medication (Definition)

Pain medications are ...Read more