Common Pain Medications

Hathian General Hospital’s Docs Common Pain Medications

This combination medication is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It contains a narcotic pain reliever (hydrocodone) and a non-narcotic pain reliever (acetaminophen). Hydrocodone works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen can also reduce a fever.

Drugs Similar to Hydrocodone – These drugs belong to a class of drugs known as narcotic (opiate) analgesics. Narcotic analgesics are drugs that relieve pain, can cause numbness and induce a state of unconsciousness.
*Hydromorphone (Norco, Vicodin)
*Morphine (Dilaudid)
*Oxycodone ( Oxycontin, Percocet)

**Patient Allergies – If your patient has a reaction to any of the above the next drug is a good substitute.**

This product is used to treat moderate to moderately severe pain. It contains 2 medications: Tramadol and acetaminophen. Tramadol is similar to narcotic analgesics. It works in the brain to change how your body feels and responds to pain. Acetaminophen is used to relieve pain, and it can also reduce a fever.
Tramadol is also known as Ultram and non-narcotic.

Over the Counter (OTC) Pain Relievers:
Acetaminophen is known as a non-aspirin pain reliever. It also relieves fever and headaches, and other common aches and pains. It does not relieve inflammation.

NSAIDs relieve fever and pain. They also reduce swelling from arthritis or a muscle sprain or strain. Some NSAIDs can be bought OTC, such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), and naproxen (Aleve, Naprosyn). Other NSAIDs are prescribed by your health care provider. These include celecoxib (Celebrex) and nabumetone (Relafen).

Parent: Drugs Explained

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