Top
30
Doctor insights on: What Are Some Pain Killers Without Opiates

Share
1

1
What are some pain killers without opiates?

What are some pain killers without opiates?

NSAIDs: Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory meds and tylenol (acetaminophen) are non-opiod pain meds. ...Read more

Dr. Richard Pollard
446 Doctors shared insights

Opiates (Definition)

Opiates are a type of drug including pain medicines like morphine and ...Read more


3

3
Need docs help! I am addicted to opiate pain killers what do I do?

Need docs help! I am addicted to opiate pain killers what do I do?

Good that you: Admitted that you have an issue. Suggest going through a formal detox program that will follow you afterwards through narcotics anonymous. You will also need to change your life, meaning friends/family that may have been involved in your lifestyle. Also consider not getting yourself in situations where the urge can come back. Its now your choice to take care of yourself. Good Luck! ...Read more

4

4
Need docs help! I am addicted to opiate pain killers all of them the high what do I do?

Need docs help! I am addicted to opiate pain killers all of them the high what do I do?

Good that you: Admitted that you have an issue. Suggest going through a formal detox program that will follow you afterwards through narcotics anonymous. You will also need to change your life, meaning friends/family that may have been involved in your lifestyle. Also consider not getting yourself in situations where the urge can come back. Its now your choice to take care of yourself. Good Luck! ...Read more

5

5
Can taking prescription pain killers and opiates cause infertility?

Men yes, women maybe: Men on short-term or long-term prescription or illegal opiates can have decreases in luteinizing hormone (lh) levels, lower testosterone levels, and lower sperm counts and/or reduced sperm quality (motility or morphology). We know less about effects on women. Long-acting opiates (pills or patches) can cause low hormones, absent periods (amenorrhea) or irregular cycles. See http://1.Usa. Gov/gznxys. ...Read more

6

6
Are there any other non opiate pain killers besides 'tramadol' to control abdominal and stomach pains?

Are there any other non opiate pain killers besides 'tramadol' to control abdominal and stomach pains?

Tramadol technically: Is an opiate. It is a synthetic opiate receptor binding drug and is effective for mild to moderate pain. There are many modalities for treating pain other than medication alone. If this is a chronic problem you may wish to speak with a pain specialist (in fact I strongly recommend this). NSAIDs like Ibuprofen and Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also helpful for pain, but have significant potential for adverse effect ...Read more

10

10
I'm doing a project on morphine and it is an opiate and a narcotic analgesic. What is the difference?

I'm doing a project on morphine and it is an opiate and a narcotic analgesic. What is the difference?

Usually the same: Originally, "narcotic" was used more generally, especially for a sleep-inducing substance. It also has legal/regulatory implications as used by dea. Opiates (naturally derived from poppy) and opioids (semi-synthetically derived) are morphine-like drugs that are primarily used to treat pain. In the us healthcare environment, we usually use the words opioid, opiate, and narcotic interchangeably. ...Read more

11

11
Please explain what are some pain killers (i mean the strong ones) that don't usually make people sick?

Please explain what are some pain killers (i mean the strong ones) that don't usually make people sick?

Very individualized: There is no way to reasonably answer this. Some people get sick on relatively weak pain relievers like codeine or ibuprofen but have no problem with strong ones like oxycodone.Everybody's biochemistry is different as is their sensitivity to medications. ...Read more

12

12
How many people take prescription pain killers in the U.S.?

How many people take prescription pain killers in the U.S.?

A lot: 80% of all the narcotics prescribed for pain in the world are prescribed in the United States ...Read more

13

13
What are some strong pain killers?

What are some strong pain killers?

Pain killers: Narcotic analgesics are the most efficacious agents available for relief of the ACUTE pain. However, when pain is accompanied by inflammation, NSAIDs are more effective than opioids in managing pain. ...Read more

14

14
What are some natural pain killers?

What are some natural pain killers?

Acupuncture: Has been around for thousands of years and can be a very effective method of managing pain. ...Read more

15

15
What is a high dosage of pain killers?

What is a high dosage of pain killers?

Were you asking: About a particular drug? If so, please provide that information. ...Read more

16

16
What are the most powerful pain killers?

What are the most powerful pain killers?

Depends on the issue: Narcotics or Opioids are usually considered the powerful group of pain killers but they are most often used for cancer pain and in acute situations like post surgery. Depending on the cause of the pain, the selection of the drug might be different. Try not to self medicate. ...Read more

17

17
Is it possible to build a tolerance to pain killers?

Is it possible to build a tolerance to pain killers?

Only if you're human: We all develop tolerance after the first dose of any pain medication. This is a naturally occurring phenomenon. ...Read more

18

18
Can I take pain killers that are expired (2-6 months)?

Can I take pain killers that are expired (2-6 months)?

Sure: They may not be as effective, though. But don't increase the dose... They are likely fine but may not be as effective. ...Read more

19

19
Because of taking prescribed pain killers for years I don't seem as erect is there any products or suggestions?

Because of taking prescribed pain killers for years I don't seem as erect is there any products or suggestions?

Hormones: Your doctor needs to check your testosterone level. Chronic opiates can reduce your body's ability to produce testosterone. You should see an endocrinologist to have a full work up. This could also include a brain MRI to evaluate your pituitary gland. ...Read more

20

20
How can pain killers kill pain?

Opioids-Mu receptors: Opioid work on specific receptors in your brain called mu receptors and dull the individuals experience of pain. Nsaids work more by decreasing inflammation. Neuromodulators like Gabapentin work on another neuro-receptor called gaba. Methadone works on mu receptors and nmda receptors. And there's more, so make sure you have the right diagnosis by someone experienced in treating pain. ...Read more

21

21
Do pain killers work for earaches?

Ear ache: Pain killers work for every pain so they can be tried. Would suggest seeing your doctor to find cause of pain.
http://patient. Info/doctor/otalgia-earache ...Read more

22

22
Why do pain killers make you drowsy?

Drowsy: Medications are processed through the blood supply, which passes through the brain. Pain signals from the brain to the injured body part are interupted (simplistically). Those same medications are often anelgesics, so the brain tells the body that story as well. These often go hand in hand, hence the undesirable side effect. ...Read more

23

23
Can there be any liquid pain killers?

Can there be any liquid pain killers?

Yes.: There are many versions of liquid pain killers available by prescription if your doctor feels you are a suitable candidate for them he can certainly help you with that.
Over the counter pain relievers available in liquid form are tylenol (acetaminophen) and motrin. ...Read more

25

25
What pain killers are the best for a teenager?

OTC: Your question is very broad. For routine aches and pains I would use nothing stronger than advil or aleve (naproxen). If your child needs something stronger you need to see a doctor. There is no "best" medication for anyone. ...Read more

26

26
Am I immune to pain killers? What should I do?

Possibly: Ask your doctor to run a genetic test to evaluate which opiate pain medications work for you. ...Read more

27

27
What is a justifiable reason to be on perscription pain killers?

What is a justifiable reason to be on perscription pain killers?

Chronic pain: Unbelievable by other pain management efforts. The problem is one that you have already experienced and that is the ongoing escalation of higher and higher doses of pain medications over time. This is not healthy and generally not a good idea. I am a strong proponent of Suboxone in these situations because it does not require dosage escalation overtime. Methadone certainly does. The best option is to get off of pain medications altogether andfind other ways of treating the pain. Once you are stabilized on Suboxone then I would recommend that you start looking around forpain management specialists that may be other maybe able to treat your pain using other more. Modalities.Acupuncture is certainly a very underutilized method of pain control. Please read through the website link that I gave you as I think it is quite comprehensive. I do suspect however that you will require a Suboxone bridge while you look into other treatment modalities. ...Read more

28

28
Will pain killers damage my liver?

Will pain killers damage my liver?

Pain killers & liver: Contingent what type of pain medication you are taking for your problems. For example narcotic pain killers do not harm the liver. But Tylenol, (acetaminophen) can cause serious liver damage in high doses. ...Read more

29

29
Could pain killers promote healing?

Not physiologically: But it can functionally. So, for example, an opioid medication will not help a herniated disc, but it may dampen the pain enough to get through physical therapy which can help facilitate healing. ...Read more

30

30
How can I obtain tramadol pain killers?

Eval: This requires a prescription. You will need to be medically evaluated and the provider will determine if this is an appropriate option for your medical problem. ...Read more

Analgesic (Definition)

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