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Pain Medications (cont.)

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What are some examples of pain medications?

Examples of nonprescription pain medications include

  • Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • Aspirin
  • Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB)
  • Naproxen (Aleve)

Examples of prescription medications include the following:

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

Cox-2 Inhibitor

  • Celecoxib (Celebrex)

Opioid Analgesics

Antidepressants

Anticonvulsants

Anxiolytics

Muscle Relaxants

Corticosteroids

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www.wikipedia.org
Daily Med www.dailymed.nlm.nih.gov
Hospital for Special Surgery: www.hss.edu
EndLinkwww.endoflife.northwestern.edu
www.reyessydrome.org


Last Editorial Review: 8/13/2009



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