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What Is The More Powerful Pain Killer Rather Than Ultracet For Teeth Problem
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
Tylenol (acetaminophen) vs. Narcotic: Tylenol is an over the counter readily available pain medicine for mild to moderate pain. Narcotics are prescribed for more severe pain. Their mechanisms of action are quite different. Both have risks/side effects. Sometimes these medications are prescribed combined in a pill such as Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) (acetaminophen & hydrocodone) due to synergistic effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's an alternative to norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) for pancreatitis pain? Prefer something less harsh on liver, but pain control is a must as it is debilitating sometime
The very last wisdom tooth sprouting. But this one is giving me more pain than the others. Can piroxicam and paracetamol be taken for 3 or 4 days?
Is it true that having an oxycodone prescription for breakthrough pain just makes people take more pain medication?
Oxycodone: Yes and no. Oxycodone is a frequently prescribed immediate release narcotic given to people who are on chronic opioid therapy with a sustained release narcotic taken orally or by patch. The key is frequent follow-up with your pain physician to get to a regimen of sustained release narcotic where you require the minimum amount of oxycodone/breakthrough meds for emergency only. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Both are different: Both are totally different, the former is in the NSAID class and the latter in the opioid class. Both have side effects that are class specific as well. So the answer is it depends some people do well with nsaids and there's with opioids. One has to look at what is being treated. Talk to your md. ...Read more
Not for ANYTHING: There's no stronger legal pain medicine for ANYTHING than morphine. Some people find the closely related hydromorphone aka Dilaudid to be about as effective. Only diacetylmorphine aka heroin is thought to be stronger than native morphine but of course it's Schedule I. There are times when compassionate use of heroin for really intractable pain would be rational but it won't happen in the USA. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Amitriptyline is a tricyclic antidepressant, similar to drugs such as Cymbalta (duloxetine) and savella (milnacipran) which are known as snris (serotonin/norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors). None cure pain; they increase nerve chemicals that decrease pain. You may respond better to one vs. Another but none are "more powerful" than any other. The snris are touted to have less side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please help! what is the difference between hydrocodone and oxycotin/oxycodone other than being more powerful?
Not much: Hydrocodone and oxycodone are very similar, which hydrocodone being 25-33% less potent (so oxycodone 5 mg is equivalent to about 7.5 mg of hydrocodone). Both have the same pharmacological reaction, both can cause the same problems and dependency, but hydrocodone tends to have more side effects from histamine release- itching, flushing, nausea, diarrhea- than oxycodone. ...Read more
Ibuprofen: With this said, I do recommend your seeing a dentist if the pain does not go away within a few days. There may be a problem which requires addressing to prevent a more serious problem. Ibuprofen will not kill nor treat an infection. Please see a dentist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Drinking alcohol is not a treatment for chronic pain. There are risks to taking prescription pain medications as well. If you are thinking of drinking to cope with your pain, it is important that you be evaluated by a pain psychologist who can better help you to cope with your pain. Then, treatment by a pain specialist would be likely be more effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If ibuprofen is no longer working to reduce the pain from a toothache, would dihydrocodeine be a good alternative?
What is the best over-the-counter medicine (tylenol, alieve etc.) for shingle pain that will not cause stach upset?
Tylenol, (acetaminophen) but...: Shingles pain can be extreme. Years ago, david letterman had it so severe that he couldn't do his show for like a month or more. If you have shingles, go to your doctor because there are other medications you can take that will minimize the duration of the outbreak and can reduce the inflammation and "post-herpetic neuralgia" (permanent pain associated with herpes!). ...Read more
Is it true that heroin more efective than morphine keeping you pain free and lucid when dying of cancer?
Absolutely Not !: Heroin has no beneficial attributes even to someone with a terminal illness, in my opinion. ...Read more
Amitriptyline: Amitriptyline (Elavil) treats depression but may treat nerve pain (peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia), eating disorder (bulimia), anxiety, panic disorder, or to prevent migraine headaches. Diazepam (Valium): treats, anxiety, acute alcohol withdrawal, seizures, muscle spasms relief, sedation before medical procedures; produces calming effect. May interact together. Consult prescriber. ...Read more
What is the best medication to treat my migraine pain? Is there any one medication that works better than others for migraine headaches?
Everyone different: To stop headaches, most doctors would recommend triptans (such as frova, relpax, (eletriptan) maxalt, zomig, etc.), but ergotamines are also of value. Maybe best to prevent and could use botox, depakote, topirimate, beta-blockers, but also might consider otc items such as butterbur, riboflavin, coq-10, feverfew, magnesium. ...Read more
How effective is Methadone in managing Neuropathic Pain? It has less side effects than Morphine & more effective. Thx
Methadone: has some properties for helping with neuropathic pain. Generally though opiates are poor neuropathic pain medications and are not typically recommended, however methadone may have better efficacy than other opiate medications. Given its long half life it can be a health crisis, because overdose can be problem. I would see a pain specialist to determine what might be appropriate for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer