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Strongest Painkiller Prescription
Its Relative: Strength depends on what's causing the pain. If its not inflammation, Tylenol (acetaminophen) may work. Generally, the strongest non-prescription pain meds would be considered NSAIDS like Advil (ibuprofen) or Aleve (naproxen). Capsaicin also works well for some problems (ex. Salon Pas patches). ...Read more
It depends: It depends what kind of pain you are treating. Need to consult your doctor. ...Read more
It depends: It depends partly on the type /cause of the pain. If there is inflammation an anti-inflammatory agent in the right doe can be the better than the strongest narcotic. What you can take also depends on other things like your age, kidney function, liver function, risk of bleeding etc. No easy answer here. ...Read more
Way too broad: Cannot accurately answer until we have some idea of what kind of pain you're trying to treat. Anti-inflammatories work better for some things, opiods or nerve stabilizers work better for others. Nerve blocks, osteopathic manipulation, prolotherapy, neuroprolotherapy are curative for some pain. Please, rephrase your question so we can give a more proper answer. ...Read more
Painkillers: Most common in chronic pain patients.Get a more detailed answer ›
Educate, help, treat: Provide education regarding the dangers of such use. Addiction is a medical disorder that is treatable and can be life saving. Patients must have access to treatment programs that are cost effective and provide quality care. Insurance companies must provide coverage for addictive disorders as they do for other serious and chronic disorders like diabetes and hypertension. ...Read more
Looks for diversion: The government collects data about unusual drug use patterns across the country. It uses this to identify patterns that suggest possible diversion (prescription meds being diverted or sold to others for profit) the dea can show up unannounced at a physician's office to review physician's practice regarding the prescription record-keeping and storage/dispensing of controlled substances. ...Read more
Taking prescription painkiller looking at side effects and wondering if none have shown over a few months then should I be worried about them showing up later
Some: Some side effects are cumulative dose dependent, so the longer that you are on a drug the greater the likelihood that you could experience one. Some side effects are evident on initial dosing of the medication. Still others are based on overdoses and can develop any time you exceed the recommended dose. ...Read more
Why do people get addicted to prescription painkillers? Is there an addictive ingredient in there?
How long is it supposed to it take for withdrawal symptoms from prescription painkillers to go away?
Dr stein is correct only in saying it is unknown and variable.
His thesis on serotonin is totally wrong. The phenylpiperidine series opioids, pethidine (meperidine), tramadol, Methadone and dextromethorphan and propoxyphene, appear to be weak serotonin re-uptake inhibitors and have all been involved in serotonin toxicity reactions. Morphine, codeine, oxycodone have no effect on serotonin. ...Read more
Do you think it is ok to take prescription painkillers if your doctor will not per scribe them to you?
NO: Narcotics are controlled substances. The main reason is individual and public safety. These medications should only be taken under the direction of a physician. When you buy drugs off the street, the concern of the dealer is to make money and not your safety with resulting risk of overdosing and death. You may also be introduced to other illegal drugs of no medicinal value such Cocaine and heroin. ...Read more
You hear of 'people' these days purchasing Valium or strong painkillers online without prescriptions. How is that possible?
These may be: Coming from other countries. It is a very dangerous industry as you can't really be sure what you are getting. It is also not legal. ...Read more
Will I have to take prescription painkillers after tumescent liposuction? Does tumescent liposuction cause enough pain that I will need to take prescription pain pills? If so, for how long? .
Is poppy tea better for your health then prescription painkillers? Like coca leaves being a lot safer and healthier on the body than pure cocaine
That is hard to say: Since I don't know where you are buying these poppy leaves, (I don't know what is in them besides poppy) My suggestion is to take prescription meds are prescribed. To try other things for pain like distraction, humor, movies, reading, and ask doctors in Sweden what is recommended for your medical conditions. You don't state that in this. Good luck and don't give up. ...Read more
Following prescriptions for neck injury/migraines, a relativehas become addicted to prescription painkillers. What is thebest course of action to end addiction?
Good painkillers for a broken forearm (no surgery)? Prescription strength needed, or just motrin or something like that?
Wisdom teeth removed on Thursday. Wasn't hurting, only swollen until today (sun.) taking prescription and otc painkillers and antibiotics. Normal?
Yes: Yes. Within normal limits. From this point on, pain and swelling should not increase. Contact oral surgeon with further increase in symptoms. May represent dry socket. ...Read more
I have severe dysmenorrhea. I take prescription painkillers, but they do not help much. I hurt from my stomach to my knees and stay in bed the 1st day?
Acute pain managemen: After surgery pain management can be frustrating for both the patient and the doc. Surgeons try to prescribe the mildest pain medication to get the patient through the acute pain. Patients often want to avoid any pain and hope for very strong medications. Combinations of anti-inflammatory medications like Motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) with Codeine work very well. Ok to ask your surgeon. ...Read more
It could: You need to have a discussion with a doctor about this. They will need to know a detailed medical history, give you an exam, and then discuss the risks and potential benefits of painkiller use. Set aside at least 30 minutes to spend with a doctor you trust. ...Read more
There are risks: If you are healing from something, using analgesics daily is expected, but long term exposure to some components of these meds can cause liver or kidney problems - depends on the meds. The other risk is that you will develop tolerance and sometimes dependence on drug and works less well. Example, rebound or "medication overuse" headaches from too much analgesic. ...Read more
Propain is a yellow compressed caplets with a scored line on one side, each containing paracetamol BP 400mg, Codeine phosphate BP 10mg, Diphenhydramine hydrochloride BP 5mg, caffeine anhydrous BP 50mg. It is manufactured by the british company sandoz.
It is available in the uk, but I do not know its usa status. ...Read more