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What is oxycodone?

What is oxycodone?

Pain medication : Oxycodone is a narcotic pain medication. It comes in short acting immediate release & long-acting sustained-release formulations. Like any other narcotic, it has issues related to addiction, dependence, tolerance, and withdrawal. It is a controlled substance, and can only be obtained with a prescription. ...Read more

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What is oxycontin?

What is oxycontin?

Opioid pain reliever: OxyContin is a long-acting opioid pain reliever with dosing at 8-12 hrs instead of 4-6 hrs like most other opioid meds. It can, unfortunately, be more easily abused than some & was thus the subject of some controversy a few yrs back, but I find it is an excellent medication for those w/ severe or long-term chronic pain. ...Read more

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What is tramadol?

What is tramadol?

Tramadol: is a rather unique analgesic drug that is indicated for moderate to moderately severe pain. Although it binds to mu receptors, tramadol is not technically classified as an opioid analgesic. ...Read more

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What is propoxyphene/acetaminophen?

What is propoxyphene/acetaminophen?

Darvocet: A pain killer which has been removed off the market due to association with cardiac toxicity. ...Read more

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What is propoxyphene/acetaminophen?

What is propoxyphene/acetaminophen?

Treat pain: but propoxyphene (or Darvon) is no longer available in the US. This product, which is chemically quite close to methadone, was felt by many authorities to be an expensive and potentially dangerous placebo, and many studies of darvon failed to show any real analgesic effect outside of the apap (tylenol) part. Was shown to cause heart rhythm problems and was taken off market in 90s in US. ...Read more

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What is suboxone?

What is suboxone?

A great product: it is a medication that can help you abstain from illegal opiates. There are many other uses for this medication, but you need to talk to the person who can prescribe it. The best results are when this medication is used along with other treatments ...Read more

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What is wygesic?

What is wygesic?

Not available: Acetaminophen and propoxyphene. Acetaminophen and Propoxyphene will no longer be available in the U.S. After november 19, 2010. If you are currently using propoxyphene, you should call your doctor to discuss switching to another treatment. ...Read more

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What is propoxyphene?

What is  propoxyphene?

Pain medication: This medication is used for pain and is no longer available in the us. It is normally found in medications called Darvon and darvocet. This was take off the market due to possible cardiac toxicity. ...Read more

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What is methodone?

What is methodone?

An opioid: Methadone is a prescription opioid narcotic often used in the aid of detoxification from narcotic abuse. ...Read more

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What is dexibuprofen?

What is dexibuprofen?

An NSAID: This is a form of Ibuprofen and therefore is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory med. ...Read more

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What is lorazapan?

What is lorazapan?

Anti-Anxiety: Lorazepam is a medication in the benzodiazepine family that is commonly used to treat symptoms of anxiety. It is sometimes taken 2-3 times per day but should only be used as prescribed as it does have potential for habit forming behaviors (addiction). ...Read more

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What exactly is toradol?

What exactly is toradol?

Liquid ibuprophen: In the class of anti-inflammatory medications, it may be injected into a vein or muscle by health professionals in an attempt to provide faster pain relief. Bottom line: oral dosing is just as timely, & effective (and far less costly). Also, not that one dose will cause any problems, chronic use of these kinds (oral anti-inflammatories) cause significant morbidity and mortality. Avoid if possible. ...Read more

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What is aderal?

What is aderal?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): A psycho stimulant of the Amphetamine group, used mainly for ADHD treatment & also for anergic depression & for narcolepsy. ...Read more

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What is alprazolam?

What is alprazolam?

Xanax (alprazolam): Is an anxiolytic medication of intermediate half-life, used for panic disorder. Side effects include sedation, dry mouth, nausea, headaches, lack of focusing, change in taste & smell senses, most of such effects are uncommon & dose-related. ...Read more

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What is nucynta (tapentadol) and is it safe?

What is nucynta (tapentadol) and is it safe?

Nucynta (tapentadol): It is tapentadol. It has dual actions - working on the opioid and the nor-epinephrine receptors. It is very safe provided you do not have any side effects. ...Read more

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What is clorazepate?

What is clorazepate?

A benzodiazepine: It is a med belonging to the class called benzodiazepines, more common ones are ativan, valium, Xanax (alprazolam) etc... It is still in use, but less often than above. Also has addictive potential as above as well. It is used for anxiety or to suppress seizure. If you are using it, i would suggest that you consult with your doc for assessment regularly. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is percocet addiction?

What is percocet addiction?

Percocet: Percocet is an opioid pain reliever. Percocet addiction is a compulsive physical or psychological need for this habit-forming substance. ...Read more

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