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What is the difference between long and short acting pain meds?

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Dr. Mark Sacher
Pain Management

In brief: Duration difference

Long acting pain meds give sustained pain relief greater than 4 hours.
Some pain meds last 4-12 hours depending on the meds. Short acting pain meds usually last 3-6 hours

In brief: Duration difference

Long acting pain meds give sustained pain relief greater than 4 hours.
Some pain meds last 4-12 hours depending on the meds. Short acting pain meds usually last 3-6 hours
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