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Analgesics and hearing loss

July 10, 2014 – 01:03 am
Analgesics and hearing loss

Perhaps it wasn t those years of listening to rock n roll that damaged my hearing after all. New research suggests that regular use of aspirin, acetaminophen and other analgesics can substantially increase the risk of hearing loss, especially in men younger than 50. Researchers report in the American Journal of Medicine that use of acetaminophen more than twice a week by such men doubles the risk of hearing loss, use of ibuprofen and related non-steroidal …

What is Analgesics Medications?

July 9, 2014 – 12:57 am
What is Analgesics Medications?

What do they do? Analgesics are drugs designed specifically to relieve pain. There are several types of analgesics: acetaminophen (Tylenol), which is available without a prescription, and a variety of opioid analgesics, which are available only with a prescription. Some products combine acetaminophen with an opioid analgesic for added relief. How do they work? Opioid (also called narcotic) analgesics work by binding to receptors on cells mainly in …

Analgesics contraindicated in pregnancy

July 2, 2014 – 11:51 pm
Analgesics contraindicated in pregnancy

(LifeWire) - Pregnancy and discomfort often go hand in hand. But when discomfort progresses to pain, what medications can expectant mothers use for relief? Luckily, safe painkiller options exist, but as with everything else during pregnancy, diligence is necessary. Pain medications, also called analgesics, can be obtained either over-the-counter (OTC) or by prescription. Naturally, prescription-strength painkillers are usually more potent than OTCs …

Analgesics on the nervous system

June 27, 2014 – 10:16 pm
Analgesics on the nervous system

By Joanna Lyford, Senior medwireNews Reporter Acupuncture appears to activate the sympathetic nervous system (SNS) in people experiencing pain, a randomized study indicates. The research offers clues to the mechanisms involved in acupuncture analgesia, although the precise interplay of local versus systemic effects remains unclear. Barbara Shay (University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada) recruited 36 healthy adults who completed an exercise protocol …

Analgesics in pregnancy and Lactation

June 24, 2014 – 10:00 pm
Analgesics in pregnancy and Lactation

Knee Pain? Watch videos of real people managing OA of the Knee. Acetaminophen / hydrocodone is also known as: Anexsia, Co-Gesic, Dolacet, Duocet, Hycet, Hydrocet, Liquicet, Lorcet 10/650, Lorcet HD, Lorcet Plus, Lortab, Lortab 10/500, Lortab 2.5/500, Lortab 5/500, Lortab 7.5/500, Maxidone, Norco, Stagesic, Vicodin, Vicodin ES, Vicodin HP, Xodol, Zamicet, Zolvit, Zydone Acetaminophen / hydrocodone Pregnancy Warnings Acetaminophen-hydrocodone has been …

Analgesics used in pregnancy

June 13, 2014 – 06:30 pm
Analgesics used in pregnancy

Source Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA. radin@bu.edu Abstract PURPOSE: Recalled dates of medication use are difficult to validate, particularly for over-the-counter (OTC) medications. We evaluated mothers recall certainty as an approximation of the accuracy of their recalled exposures. METHODS: We used data from the Slone Epidemiology Center Birth Defects Study collected by retrospective interview of women about pregnancy …

Analgesic cream during pregnancy

May 27, 2014 – 08:53 am
Analgesic cream during pregnancy

In order to find the best analgesic cream for one’s personal use, it is important to know the differences in the types of products available. Learn the specific indications but also make sure they won’t cause side effects or adverse interactions with other medications. By learning which types are suitable to treat specific needs, time will not be wasted while suffering continues and money will not be wasted due to using the wrong product. Another …

Analgesics in pregnancy eMedicine

May 24, 2014 – 08:40 am
Analgesics in pregnancy eMedicine

(LifeWire) - Pregnancy and discomfort often go hand in hand. But when discomfort progresses to pain, what medications can expectant mothers use for relief? Luckily, safe painkiller options exist, but as with everything else during pregnancy, diligence is necessary. Pain medications, also called analgesics, can be obtained either over-the-counter (OTC) or by prescription. Naturally, prescription-strength painkillers are usually more potent than OTCs …