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Pain Medications: OTC and Prescription

Pain Medications: Otc And Prescription

Over-the-Counter Pain Relievers Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers include: Acetaminophen (Tylenol, Aspirin Free Excedrin) Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; aspirin, Motrin, Aleve and Orudis KT) Topical Corticosteroids (Cortaid and Cortizone) Both acetaminophen and NSAIDs reduce fever and relieve pain caused by muscle aches and stiffness, but only NSAIDs can also reduce inflammation (swelling and irritation). Acetaminophen and […]

When Your Pain Medication Isn’t Working

(ĐTĐ) – More than 100 million Americans have chronic pain. If you’re one of them, controlling it will likely require searching for treatments beyond medication.   That’s because pain medication, while helpful, often cannot provide complete relief of pain. It may reduce but not eliminate pain. Carla Ulbrich, 45, is willing to use medication to […]

9 Pain Pill Mistakes – Prescription or Over the Counter

(ĐTĐ) – Here’s WebMD’s list of common pain pill mistakes, compiled with the help of pharmacist Kristen A. Binaso, RPh, spokeswoman for the American Pharmacists Association; and pain specialist Eric R. Haynes, MD, founder of Comprehensive Pain Management Partners in Trinity, Fla.   It’s been a hard day, and Joe’s back is killing him. His […] Protection Status