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What is the best OTC pain reliever for muscle pain?

What is the best OTC pain reliever for muscle pain?

Not one best: Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic to them. In that situation can consider acetaminophen. ...Read more

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Narcotic (Definition)

A natural or synthetic alkaloid compound that has morphine-like qualities. Other examples are codeine, heroin, Meperidine (demerol). They are classified based on their intrinsic activity & where they interact in the central nervous system. They are involved in pain transmission ...Read more


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What is the best OTC pain reliever for arthritis?

What is the best OTC pain reliever for arthritis?

Personal choice: Each person may have a different opinion on what works best. If you have other health issues or take other medications, make sure you are allowed to take otc pain relievers. ...Read more

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What is the recommended non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

What is the recommended non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

It depends: On the cause. Most joint pain can be helped with gentle manual therapies to improve alignment (osteopathy, feldenkrais, cranial), physical therapy, home exercise to strengthen muscles & support joints. Add an anti-inflammatory diet (find online), same (400-1600 mg/day) (not if bipolar or prostate cancer), take with b-complex, and glucosamine-15oo mg/d. All nutritional changes take time to work. ...Read more

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What pain medication is strongest for chronic back pain?

Complicated Answer: It is not so much which medication is strongest, but rather which one is best for you depending on the cause of your pain and anticipated duration. Also, one must consider kidney and liver function when prescribing various types of pain medications. Some of the classes of drugs used to treat pain include narcotics, anti-inflammatories, anti-depressants, and topical applications. ...Read more

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What pain medication is best for severe pain?

What pain medication is best for severe pain?

One that works: There is no best medication. You would be well advised to start at the lowest dose and titrate up under a dictor's direction. ...Read more

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What kind of pain reliever works best for chronic back pain?

What kind of pain reliever works best for chronic back pain?

There is no one type: That works best but since pain is usually related to an inflammatory source, non steroidal anti inflammatories are frequently recommended if no contraindications to their use. Other meds include: cymbalta, (duloxetine) gabapentin, Amitriptyline especially if the pain is neuropathic in origin. Sometimes they are used in combination. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief medication for back pain?

Consider eval: Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (don't get burned), massage, & acupuncture can help. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDS) can help with both pain relief and in reducing inflammation. Examples are ibuprofen (like Advil, Nuprin or Motrin), Naproxen sodium (like Aleve, (naproxen) Naprosyn, Anaprox) or Asprin (such as Bayer, Ecotrin, Ascriptin). Avoid NSAID's if pregnant or allergic. ...Read more

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What is the best OTC pain reliever for mono?

What is the best OTC pain reliever for mono?

Probably ibuprofen: I since the liver is usually involved with mononucleosis, i would avoid acetaminophen. Assuming no other problems (such as ulcer or kidney problems) i would go with ibuprofen. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter pain reliever is best for relieving back pain?

Which over-the-counter pain reliever is best for relieving back pain?

NSAID's: The best way to know how to relieve back pain is to determine the cause. This requires medical evaluation. In the meantime, there are many options. Stretching, heat from a shower or heating pad (be careful to avoid getting burned), massage, manipulation/ alignment & acupuncture are some of those. Physical therapy, surgery & medications (i.e. NSAID's or muscle relaxants) are sometimes advised. ...Read more

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What is the best pain killer for knee pain?

What is the best pain killer for knee pain?

No such animal: What is best for one, maybe off limits for another. If you had liver disease, i would not take tylenol or acetaminophen. If i had diabetes, hypertension or kidney disease, i would only take anti-inflammatory meds under doctor supervision. So, answer maybe physical therapy, aqua-therapy, an orthopedic evaluation for your custom options. ...Read more

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Ideas? What pain killer is the best for severe back and chronic pain that works?

See pain management: There are numerous types of medications as well as minor surgical procedures that can control your pain. A pain management specialist can diagnose and treat your pain reasonably well. ...Read more

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What is the best pain management for muscular pain?

Muscle pain: Try some initial ice followed by heat; hydrate well; have a gentle massage with a massage therapist and have physical therapy. ...Read more

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What pain reliever is best for eye pain due to hypotony?

Depends: It's difficult to answer your question with a pain medication recommendation. A cycloplegic agent like homatropine, may help with the ocular pain due to choroidal blood volume expansion. A variety of over the counter analgesic meds can help alleviate some pain to. Importantly, talk about your pain with your glaucoma surgeon who may have 2 address your hypotony with surgical revision to save vision ...Read more

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What pain relief is best for pancreatitis?

What pain relief is best for  pancreatitis?

Intestinal rest: Basically the principle is to rest the intestine, so that there is minimal pancreatic secretion. Pancreatic enzymes degrade protein, but with injury or malfunction of the pancreas it may autolize or damage nearby tissues. So parenteral feedings for acute bouts and appropriate narcotics to treat the pain and decrease stress. ...Read more

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What is the best pain relief for syatica?

What is the best pain relief for syatica?

Relief pain sciatica: You mean pain of sciatica.Sciatica is caused by irritation or compression of one or more of the five spinal nerve roots which comprise sciatic nerve.It can be from herniated disc, spinal stenosis or piriform syndrom.Your doctor will be able to explain what these are.The treatment is non steroidal pain meds like motrin, muscle relaxants, bed rest is controversal, and some time physical therapy may help. ...Read more

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

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What's the optimal non-narcotic or narcotic pain relief for chronic hip and leg pain?

Pain killers: The best pain killer for the hip and leg pain is the one that relieves your pain. It can be over the counter medication like Ibuprofen or tylenol, (acetaminophen) or prescription medication like nsaids, muscle relaxants, narcotics ... ...Read more

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What are the best non narcotic meds for chronic pain?

NSAIDs : Help with inflammation and are good for pain. Several antidepressants help with chronic pain as well. Nerve pain has different treatment options. Talk to your doctor to see which treatment is best for you. Several non narcotic options are out there ...Read more

Analgesic (Definition)

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