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Pain Management Medication Types (cont.)

Medical Editor:

Pain medications list

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

Opioid analgesics

Mixed opioid agonist/antagonists

  • Pentazocine/naloxone (Talwin NX)
  • Butorphanol
  • Nalbuphine (Nubain)



Fibromyalgia medication


Muscle relaxants

  • Baclofen (Lioresal)
  • Carisoprodol (Soma)
  • Chlorzoxazone (Parafon Forte, DSC)
  • Cyclobenzaprine (Flexeril)
  • Dantrolene (Dantrium)
  • Metaxalone (Skelaxin)
  • Methocarbamol (Robaxin)
  • Orphenadrine (Norflex)
  • Tizanidine (Zanaflex)


Reviewed by:
Joseph Carcione, DO
American board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/27/2016

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