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As brain tumours get worse and over-the-counter painkillers are no longer effective for the headaches, what would doctors prescribe?

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Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Many options

Depending on circumstances there are a number of relatively safe and effective remedies in addition to opioids.
There are some reasons for concern with use of opioids in this context but they can nonetheless be very useful. A good therapeutic relationship with a competent physician always helpful!

In brief: Many options

Depending on circumstances there are a number of relatively safe and effective remedies in addition to opioids.
There are some reasons for concern with use of opioids in this context but they can nonetheless be very useful. A good therapeutic relationship with a competent physician always helpful!
Dr. James Rotchford
Dr. James Rotchford
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Dr. Sewa Legha
Internal Medicine - Oncology

In brief: Better Pain control

You should seek better pain control.
There are many stronger pain pills available to treat severe headaches. They are mostly opiate class of drugs containing combinations of Tylenol(Acetaminophen) with Codeine type of drugs. More potent pain medicine containing Morphine and Fentanyl are even stronger. A pain specialist or palliative care expert physician can offer the best help

In brief: Better Pain control

You should seek better pain control.
There are many stronger pain pills available to treat severe headaches. They are mostly opiate class of drugs containing combinations of Tylenol(Acetaminophen) with Codeine type of drugs. More potent pain medicine containing Morphine and Fentanyl are even stronger. A pain specialist or palliative care expert physician can offer the best help
Dr. Sewa Legha
Dr. Sewa Legha
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