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Which is now the top pain reliever?

Which is now the top pain reliever?

No one is best!: Depends on type of pain and the individual. Even within the same class of drugs, nsaids for instance! some patients will do better with Naproxen than ibuprophen or meloxicam! i try to avoid narcotics at all cost, but a few patients need them. Cymbalta (duloxetine) is a non-narcotic centrally acting drug that works very well for certain types of pain, some of which will not responds to nsaids! ...Read more

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What is the best body pain reliever?

What is the best body pain reliever?

Acetaminophen: is the safest, but it and any drug should only be used for a few days and in recommended doses. If you have undiagnosed pain you need to find out the cause because different medicines work differently for different causes of pain. ...Read more

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What is a highly recommended pain reliever?

Highly recommended: I do not think there is such a concept as a highly recommended pain medication. Each patient is evaluated and appropriate medication given. There are various groups of meds - otc, nsaids's, opioids, ssri's, snri's, topicals etc...Not every pain requires medication. ...Read more

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Is pain reliever bad for your overall health?

Is pain reliever bad for your overall health?

No: Chronic use of pain relievers can be harmful. Taking Ibuprofen daily for months to years can cause kidney disease & stomach bleeding. Long-term, daily use of tylenol (acetaminophen) can affect the liver, especially if you already have mild to moderate liver disease. Morphine & other narcotics can lead to tolerance. Too much of anything generally is not good but if you need chronic pain relief, there are options. ...Read more

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What is a strong pain reliever i can find otc?

Options: Depends on what works better for you. Some people like advil, others aleve, others exedrin , others tylenol (acetaminophen). Read the insert and to find max dose knowing your medical situation. ...Read more

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Recommendation for a non perscription pain reliever?

OTC medications: If you have no allergies, consider utilizing ibuprofen, tylenol, (acetaminophen) biofreeze, and cold vs heat (whichever feels better) as otc methods to reduce pain. If pain persists for greater than 1 week, consult with your family doctor on next steps. ...Read more

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What is the strongest legal pain reliever i can take?

Depends on diagnosis: Strongest over the counter pain relievers are extra strength tylenol (acetaminophen) and ibuprofen. All prescribed narcotics are legal. Your testing (ct or mri) and diagnosis must validate the need for narcotics. ...Read more