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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.

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Dr. Richard Pollard
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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!

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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!

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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