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What if I need a pain pill in the middle of the night?
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Dr. Scott Naftulin
Pain Management
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends on the drug
Many pain medicines only last 4 hours and therefore repeat dosing at night is acceptable.

In brief: Depends on the drug
Many pain medicines only last 4 hours and therefore repeat dosing at night is acceptable.
Dr. Scott Naftulin
Dr. Scott Naftulin
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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Bedside
Keep it by your bedside.
If you are trying to take the medication on a schedule, you can set an alarm to wake you up so you can take it. By not missing a dose, you will likely be able to control your pain better.

In brief: Bedside
Keep it by your bedside.
If you are trying to take the medication on a schedule, you can set an alarm to wake you up so you can take it. By not missing a dose, you will likely be able to control your pain better.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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