5 doctors weighed in:
What nonaddictive medicines may be given to help ease cancer pain?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Start simple:
Acetomenophen 1st, non-steroidal (ibuprofen and ilk), neural interactive (gabapentin, amytryptiline, analeptics.

In brief: Start simple:
Acetomenophen 1st, non-steroidal (ibuprofen and ilk), neural interactive (gabapentin, amytryptiline, analeptics.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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Dr. Scott Diede
Talk with your oncologist before using over the counter medications like Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Depending on your neutropenia risk, this medicines can mask a fever. Also, depending on your risk of low platelets, you would not want to use Ibuprofen.
Dr. Ilana Newman
Palliative Care
In brief: Why nonaddictive?
Cancer patients should not be focused on addiction to pain medications.
Opioid pain medications are often needed for difficult to control cancer pain and should be prescribed by a doctor with experience. Even cancer patients with a history of addiction may need to take them. If pain is poorly controlled, the cancer patient's quality of life, appetite, and outlook will suffer.

In brief: Why nonaddictive?
Cancer patients should not be focused on addiction to pain medications.
Opioid pain medications are often needed for difficult to control cancer pain and should be prescribed by a doctor with experience. Even cancer patients with a history of addiction may need to take them. If pain is poorly controlled, the cancer patient's quality of life, appetite, and outlook will suffer.
Dr. Ilana Newman
Dr. Ilana Newman
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